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Effects of Cyclosporine A on Pancreatic Insulin Secretion

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University of Oslo School of Pharmacy Identifier:
First received: August 29, 2005
Last updated: October 31, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

Our primary aim is to investigate if cyclosporine A reduces insulin secretion.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Renal Failure
Drug: cyclosporine A
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics/Dynamics Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Cyclosporine A on Pancreatic Insulin Secretion

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Further study details as provided by University of Oslo School of Pharmacy:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Insulin secretion

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Peripheral insulin sensitivity
  • Endothelial function
  • Pharmacokinetics

Estimated Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: April 2005
Primary Completion Date: January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Our primary aim is to investigate if cyclosporine A may reduce insulin secretion by 20% or more. In order to get cyclosporine A naïve patients we will perform this investigation in dialysis patients on the waiting list for a renal transplantation. In addition we will investigate if also the peripheral insulin sensitivity and endothelia function is affected by cyclosporine A treatment in these patients. Since these patients will be treated with cyclosporine A we will also measure cyclosporine pharmacokinetics at the time of investigation and repeat this investigation at the time of the first week following transplantation in order to evaluate if a pretransplant cyclosporine dose can be of value in predefining the dose to be used at the time of transplantation.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Renal failure patients on dialysis which is planned to receive a renal transplant

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age below 18 years or above 75 years
  • Pregnancy
  • Breast feeding mothers
  • Diabetes mellitus /WHO criteria)
  • Dialysis treatment less than 2 months
  • Serious coronary heart disease
  • Unstable angina pectoris
  • Recent acute infarction (less than 3 months)
  • Non-compensated heart failure
  • Simultaneous treatment with glucocorticosteroids (e.g. prednisolone, dexamethasone), diltiazem, verapamil, erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin, rifampicin, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, nefazodone, bosentan, carbamazepine, St. John's worth, grapefruit.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00139035

Rikshospitalet, Section of Nephrology
Oslo, Norway, 0027
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oslo School of Pharmacy
Study Director: Anders Åsberg, MSc University of Oslo
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00139035     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CsA-Dialysis 2004-004488-3
Study First Received: August 29, 2005
Last Updated: October 31, 2012
Health Authority: Norway: Norwegian Medicines Agency

Keywords provided by University of Oslo School of Pharmacy:
glucose intolerance
microvascular function
renal transplantation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Urologic Diseases
Anti-Infective Agents
Antifungal Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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