Evaluating Atorvastatin With Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes (AFORRD)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 1, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 24, 2008
Churchill Hospital
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Brief Summary:

The AFORRD trial is asking three important questions:

What proportion of people with Type 2 Diabetes are likely to be treated satisfactorily with a fixed dose of a statin that lowers blood cholesterol levels to help reduce the risk of heart disease? To what extent do omega-3 fatty acids lower blood triglyceride levels when given with or without a statin? Are there simple techniques that can help people to take their tablets on a regular basis?

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes, Type 2 Drug: Atorvastatin and Omega-3 fatty acids Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 810 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicentre, Randomised, Double Blind Placebo Controlled Trial Evaluating Atorvastatin in Factorial With Omega-3 Fatty Acids Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Study Start Date : November 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2006

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Prim objective (16 wks) for atorvastatin: Proportion of pats. who achieve measured
  2. LDL levels <2.6 mmol/L (<100 mg/dl) Prim object (16 wks) for Omega-3 fatty acid:
  3. Prop of pats. who achieve measured triglycerides <1.5 mmol/L (<200 mg/dl)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Prop of pats who achieve LDL levels <2.6 mmol/L (<100 mg/dl) at 52 weeks, taking into account whether the patient received additional atorvastatin therapy or placebo at week 16.
  2. Prop of pats who achieve triglycerides <1.5 mmol/L (<200 mg/dl) at 52 weeks.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • They have a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus for at least 3 months prior to entry.
  • Are not known to have had a cardiovascular event

Exclusion Criteria:

  • They are taking prescribed lipid lowering therapy
  • Have triglycerides > or = 8.0 mmol/L

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00141232

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Churchill Hospital
Study Director: Pfizer Call Center Pfizer

Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00141232     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A2581114
First Posted: September 1, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 24, 2008
Last Verified: November 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Atorvastatin Calcium
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors