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Endothelial Function in a Sample Group of Patients From the ICARE Study

This study has been completed.
Clalit Health Services
Rambam Health Care Campus
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Technion, Israel Institute of Technology Identifier:
First received: April 10, 2006
Last updated: January 20, 2009
Last verified: January 2009
The ICARE study, ID number: NCT00220831 and protocol number KL-2004, is recruiting diabetic patients with haptoglobin phenotype 2-2, which are randomised to either Vitamin E 400IU per day or placebo. Patients will be followed for 4 years for the major cardiovascular complications of diabetes, acute myocardial infarction (MI), stroke and cardiovascular mortality (see ICARE protocol). The EFI study, Endothelial Function in ICARE will recruit a sample group of 50 patients from the ICARE cohort. These patients will complete all requirements by ICARE protocol and in addition will be tested for endothelial function by a non-invasive method of flow mediated dilatation (FMD).

Condition Intervention Phase
Cardiovascular Diseases
Drug: Vitamin E 400IU/day
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Vitamin E Treatment and Endothelial Function in Type 2 Diabetic Patients With Hp 2-2 Phenotype From the I CARE Study (EFI)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Endothelial function by a non-invasive method of FMD

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Predefined in the protocol submitted to the EC approved prior to study beginning and the Inform Consent Form signed by all study participants prior to study related procedures, serum was preserved for the analysis of oxidative and inflammatory markers.

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: April 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2007
Detailed Description:

Fifty patients will be randomly sampled from the ICARE untreated cohort (registry) of diabetic patients with Hp2-2 phenotype which were not randomised to treatment under ICARE study. Patients will be randomised to either vitamin E 400 IU/d or Placebo upon sampling for EFI study.

The patients will be tested for endothelial function by a method of Post Ischemic Flow mediated Dilatation.

all patients will undergo a baseline Endothelial Function test and then start taking the study drug for 2 months. at the end of two months of therapy the patients will undergo a second endothelial function test, then therapy will be stopped for 2 weeks and a cross over will be performed for an additional 2 months of therapy which in the end the third and final endothelial function test will be done.

An interim Results analysis is set to be done once the first 20 patients completed the protocol. In case of significant differences between the groups, study principal investigators will decide about study completion.


Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetic patients aged 55 and above

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient who takes antioxidant treatment will be asked to stop, or cannot be included in the study.
  • Patients who had a cardiovascular disease (CVD) incident (myocardial infarction [MI], stroke, transient ischemic attack [TIA]), unstable angina pectoris, uncontrolled hypertension (HTN), will have to wait a month after stabilization to be included in the study.
  • Allergy to vitamin E.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00314379

Rambam Medical Center
Haifa, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Clalit Health Services
Rambam Health Care Campus
Principal Investigator: Shany Blum, M.D. M.Sc. Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Uzi Milman, M.D. Clalit Health Services
Principal Investigator: Chen Shapira, M.D. Clalit Health Services
Principal Investigator: Giris Jacob, M.D. Ph.D. Rambam Health Care Campus
Principal Investigator: Lior Dayan, M.D. M.Sc. Rambam Health Care Campus
Principal Investigator: Andrew P Levy, M.D. Ph.D. Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00314379     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HP1980
Study First Received: April 10, 2006
Last Updated: January 20, 2009

Keywords provided by Technion, Israel Institute of Technology:
Endothelial Function

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vitamin E
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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