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Genetic Determinants of the Hypokalemic and Hyperglycemic Effect of Albuterol Inhalation

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2008 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 13, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 29, 2008
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Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:

Several studies have indicated that albuterol administered either intravenously or by inhalation can significantly reduce plasma potassium concentration in patients suffering from chronic renal failure.In conjunction with the decrease in potassium concentration a modest rise in glucose concentration is usually noted. These metabolic effects are characterized by rapid onset occurring as early as 3-5 minutes following salbutamol administration and lasting for at least 1 hour.

The role played by ß2AR polymorphisms in determining the bronchial and vascular response to ß2AR agonist drugs, have been confirmed by several studies.

The purpose of the present study is to examine possible causal relationships between genetically based alteration in the structure of ß2AR and the metabolic effects of inhaled albuterol.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hyperkalemia Chronic Renal Failure Drug: Albuterol (1,200 μg) through metered-dose inhaler Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of β2 Genetic Polymorphisms and the Effect of Albuterol Inhalation on Potassium and Glucose Plasma Concentration
Study Start Date : August 2002

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MedlinePlus related topics: Potassium

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The extent of decrease in plasma potassium concentration
  2. The extent of increase in plasma glucose concentration
  3. Plasma concentration of albuterol

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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:

  • patients regularly attending the nephrological clinic or the dialysis unit
  • persistent potassium concentration above 5 mEq/L

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients suffering from active ischemic heart disease
  2. Patient with a recent history of arrhythmia
  3. Patients treated regularly with ß blockers
  4. Patients treated regularly with salbutamol or other ß2AR agonists
  5. Patients suffering from persistent tachycardia (pulse > 100 beats/min)
  6. Patients who are hemodynamically unstable
  7. Patients suffering from any acute illness

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00162487

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Hadassah Medical Organization Recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel, 91120
Contact: Arik Tzukert, DMD    00 972 2 6776095   
Contact: Hadas Lemberg, PhD    00 972 2 6777572   
Principal Investigator: Yoseph Caraco, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
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Principal Investigator: Yoseph Caraco, MD Hadassah Medical Organization
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00162487    
Other Study ID Numbers: yc19556-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: September 13, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 29, 2008
Last Verified: October 2008
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Kidney Failure, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Water-Electrolyte Imbalance
Metabolic Diseases
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Tocolytic Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Adrenergic beta-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic beta-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action