A Study for Prevention of Kidney Disease in Diabetic Patients (BENEDICT) (BENEDICT)

This study has been completed.
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First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: July 11, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
The BENEDICT study is conducted to examine the effects of an ACE inhibitor, calcium channel blockade, a combination of these, and placebo, in the prevention of micro- and macro-albuminuria in Type 2 diabetic patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: trandolapril
Drug: trandolapril/verapamil
Drug: placebo
Drug: verapamil
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Two-Phase Study for Primary and Secondary Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy by Combined ACE Inhibition and Calcium Channel Blockade (BENEDICT)

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Further study details as provided by Abbott:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Phase A: microalbuminuria; Phase B: progression from microalbuminuria to macroalbuminuria. [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Course of albumin excretion over time, GFR, blood pressure (BP), incidence of major CV events, overall and CV mortality, HbA1c, progression of retinal changes. [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 1204
Study Start Date: March 1997
Primary Completion Date: January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: A-1, B-1
A-1 pertains to Phase 1; B-1 pertains to Phase 2
Drug: trandolapril
2 mg QD
Other Names:
  • ABT-878
  • Mavik/Gopten
Active Comparator: A-2, B-2
A2 pertains to Phase 1; B-2 pertains to Phase 2
Drug: trandolapril/verapamil
180/2 mg QD
Other Names:
  • VeraTran
  • Tarka
Placebo Comparator: A-3 Drug: placebo
1 tablet QD
Active Comparator: A-4 Drug: verapamil
SR 240 mg QD
Other Name: ABT-150


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Hypertension

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Albuminuria (Phase A)
  • Non-diabetic renal disease
  • Subject has a hypersensitivity to ACE inhibitor, CCB
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00235014

Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Global Medical Information 1-800-633-9110 Abbott
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):

Responsible Party: Udo Legler, MD, Abbott
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00235014     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VeraTran 083 
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: July 11, 2008
Health Authority: Italy: Ministry of Health

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Antihypertensive Agents
Calcium Channel Blockers
Cardiovascular Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Protease Inhibitors
Therapeutic Uses
Vasodilator Agents

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