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Polyclonal Anti-T-Lymphocyte Globulin (ATG) in Type 1 Diabetes

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2004 by Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 19, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 9, 2007
Ministry of Health, Czech Republic
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Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine

Brief Summary:

The primary objective of the study is:

  • To compare the effect of ATG treatment together with intensified insulin therapy (Group 1) on fasting and glucagon-stimulated C-peptide production with that of intensified insulin therapy only (Group 2) in type 1 diabetes mellitus of recent onset

Secondary objectives are:

  • To compare the insulin doses between the two groups at 6, 12, 18, and 24 months after diabetes onset
  • To compare the course of the specific humoral markers of autoimmunity between the groups
  • To evaluate the significance of in vitro testing of specific T-cell activation by an autoantigen in the long-term follow-up in type 1 diabetes
  • To assess the safety of ATG treatment in type 1 diabetes

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Drug: Polyclonal anti-T-cell antibodies Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 28 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: The Use of Polyclonal Anti-T-Lymphocyte Globulin to Prevent Progression of Autoimmune Beta-Cell Destruction in Recent Type 1 Diabetes
Study Start Date : November 2000
Study Completion Date : December 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Diabetes Type 1

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. C-peptide production

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Diabetes remission rate
  2. Insulin dose

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 35 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Body mass index up to 32 kg/m2
  • Exclusion of gravidity in women
  • Known diagnosis of diabetes of less than 6 weeks
  • Insulin dose of up to 40 IU per day for no longer than 1 month
  • Positive for at least one autoantibody (GAD, IA2, ICA)
  • C-peptide level ≥ 0.3 pmol/ml 4 min. following intravenous (IV) administration of 1 ml glucagon
  • No concurrent severe infection
  • Granulocyte count ≥ 2 x 10^9/l
  • Platelet count ≥ 120 x 10^9/l

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other non-diabetes related autoimmune disease
  • Previous immunosuppressive therapy
  • Any clinical impairment precluding immunosuppressive therapy
  • Leucopenia or thrombocytopenia

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00190502

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Contact: Frantisek Saudek, MD.

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Czech Republic
Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Department of Diabetes Recruiting
Prague, Czech Republic, 14021
Contact: Frantisek Saudek, MD.   
Principal Investigator: Frantisek Saudek, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Petr Boucek, MD.         
Sub-Investigator: Tereza Havrdova         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Ministry of Health, Czech Republic
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Study Chair: Frantisek Saudek, MD. Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague

Publications of Results:
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00190502     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KD CD IKEM 1
NB/6541-3 IGA MZCR
First Posted: September 19, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 9, 2007
Last Verified: February 2004

Keywords provided by Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine:
Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Immune intervention
Polyclonal antibodies
Type 1 diabetes of recent onset
C-peptide level 0.3 pmol/l or higher
Positivity of at least one marker of autoimmunity (diabetes)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs