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Doxazosin Effects on ABPM in Hypertensive Patients With Diabetic Nephropathy

This study has been completed.
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Yokohama City University Medical Center Identifier:
First received: February 21, 2006
Last updated: May 8, 2007
Last verified: April 2007
Few studies have reported the effect of alpha1-adrenergic antagonists on 24-h blood pressure and regulation of sympathetic nervous activity in hypertensive patients with diabetic nephropathy. Using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring devices equipped with spectral analysis of heart rate variability, we assess the effects of doxazosin on blood pressure in diabetic nephropathy patients and compare the results with those in patients with essential hypertension, patients with diabetes mellitus and patients with chronic nephropathy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus
Essential Hypertension
Renal Failure
Drug: Effects of doxazosin on morning surge in diabetic patients
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Doxazosin on Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Sympathetic Nervous Activity in Hypertensive Patients With Diabetic Nephropathy

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Further study details as provided by Yokohama City University Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Normalization of high blood pressure [ Time Frame: One year ]

Enrollment: 98
Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: April 2007
Detailed Description:
The study is an open-labeled parallel prospective trial comparing the effects of doxazosin (2-8 mg/day) on 24-h blood pressure and autonomic nervous activity. Hypertensive patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetic nephropathy, patients with essential hypertension, patients with diabetes mellitus and patients with chronic nephropathy undergo ambulatory blood pressure monitoring before and after treatment with doxazosin. Simultaneously, spectral analysis is performed to calculate the high frequency components as a marker of parasympathetic nervous activity, and the low frequency components/high frequency components ratios as an index of the sympathovagal balance.

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 79 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hypertensive patients with diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertensive patients
  • Hypertensive patients with renal disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cardiac, hematologic or hepatic disease
  • Renal insufficiency (serum creatinine values> 2 mg/L)
  • Hormone-induced hypertension
  • Cerebral infarction or hemorrhage
  • Other major diseases
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00295555

Yokohama City University Center Hospital
Yokohama, Japan, 232-0024
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yokohama City University Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Gen Yasuda, MD Yokohama City University Center Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00295555     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 7332-2
Study First Received: February 21, 2006
Last Updated: May 8, 2007

Keywords provided by Yokohama City University Medical Center:
ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
alpha1-adrenergic antagonists
sympathetic nervous activity
diabetic nephropathy
essential hypertension
power spectral analysis
morning surge

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency
Diabetic Nephropathies
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Diabetes Complications
Antihypertensive Agents
Adrenergic alpha-1 Receptor Antagonists
Adrenergic alpha-Antagonists
Adrenergic Antagonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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