ARAMIS: Actions of tesaglitazaR on fAt Metabolism and Insulin Sensitivity

This study has been terminated.
(The development program has been terminated)
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AstraZeneca Identifier:
First received: December 9, 2005
Last updated: March 14, 2008
Last verified: March 2008
This is a 16-week randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, multi-center, placebo- and active- (metformin 1.5 g) controlled study of tesaglitazar (1 mg) in patients with type 2 diabetes. After a 1-week enrollment period, a 3 week placebo single blind run in period and 1-week placebo single-blind baseline measurement period, the patients will be given the investigational product for 16 weeks in a double blind fashion. Metformin will be titrated up during the first 3 weeks of the double-blind period. The total study duration, including enrollment, run-in, randomized treatment and follow-up, is 29 weeks.

Condition Intervention Phase
Type 2 Diabetes
Drug: Tesaglitazar
Drug: Metformin
Behavioral: Dietary and lifestyle modification counseling
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 16-Week Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel-Group, Multicenter, Placebo- and Active- (Metformin) Controlled Study to Evaluate the Effect on Whole Body Insulin Sensitivity of Tesaglitazar Therapy When Administered to Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Whole-body insulin sensitivity by assessing the M value during high (80 mU/m2/min) insulin level euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Hepatic and peripheral insulin sensitivity by assessing the M value during low (20 mU/m2/min) insulin level euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp.
  • Basal hepatic glucose output measured by dideuterated glucose in the fasting state and during low insulin level clamp.
  • Plasma profile of glucose, insulin and lipids after a mixed meal
  • Calculated insulin secretion
  • Liver oxidation after a mixed meal
  • Energy expenditure and substrate metabolism by indirect calorimetry
  • Body composition using DXA-scan, abdominal fat distribution using magnetic resonance imaging, liver fat and muscle fat content using magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Waist and hip circumference
  • Laboratory efficacy variables (lipids, inflammatory marker and adipose tissue hormones)
  • Safety and tolerability of tesaglitazar in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Estimated Enrollment: 105
Study Start Date: August 2005
Study Completion Date: July 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Provision of a written informed consent
  • Men or women who are 30-70 years of age
  • Female patients: postmenopausal, hysterectomized
  • Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
  • Treated with diet alone or treatment with a single oral antidiabetic agent or low doses of two oral antidiabetic agents

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • New York Heart Association heart failure Class III or IV
  • Treatment with chronic insulin
  • History of hypersensitivity or intolerance to any peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonist (like Actos or Avandia), fenofibrate, metformin or 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitor (statin)
  • History of drug-induced myopathy or drug-induced creatine kinase elevation, liver enzyme elevations, neutropenia (low white blood cells)
  • Creatinine levels above twice the normal range
  • Creatine kinase above 3 times the upper limit of normal
  • Received any investigational product in other clinical studies within 12 weeks
  • Any clinically significant abnormality identified on physical examination, laboratory tests or electrocardiogram, which in the judgment of the investigator would compromise the patient's safety or successful participation in the clinical study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00263965

Research Site
Helsinki, Finland
Research Site
Pisa, Italy
United Kingdom
Research Site
Oxford, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: AstraZeneca Galida Medical Science Director, MD AstraZeneca
  More Information Identifier: NCT00263965     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D6160C09999  EudraCT No 2004-000350-24 
Study First Received: December 9, 2005
Last Updated: March 14, 2008
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Department of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on May 30, 2016