I3LTE4: Intensive Insulin Therapy and Production of LTE4 in Patients With Diabetes

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 11, 2006
Last Update Posted : June 13, 2008
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University Hospital, Grenoble

Brief Summary:
The primary objective of the study is to assess the effect of a 3-month intensive insulin therapy on urinary leukotriene E4 (LTE4) excretion in patients with diabetes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus Leucotrienes Drug: intensive insulin therapy Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Our group has recently reported the results of a preliminary cross-sectional study, which demonstrated that the urinary LTE4 excretion is increased in patients with type 1 diabetes. With regard to recent human genetic studies showing that polymorphisms in the 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) promoter and FLAP haplotypes is linked to cardiovascular disease susceptibility our data suggested the potential interest of LTE4 as a non-invasive biomarker of cardiovascular risk. In diabetes mellitus, further studies are required to evaluate the 5-LO pathway after improvement of glucose control and concomitantly with established inflammatory cardiovascular biomarkers.

The secondary objectives are:

Before and after 3-month intensive insulin therapy- Relationship between a marker of platelet activation (urinary 11-dehydro-thromboxan B2 :11-dehydroTXB2) and urinary LTE4- Relationship between inflammatory plasma markers of cardiovascular risk (hs-CRP and fibrinogen) and urinary LTE4- Relationship between a plasma marker of endothelial dysfunction (sICAM-1) and urinary LTE4- Changes in LTE4 according to patient subgroups (patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus)

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 45 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Effect of an Intensive Insulin Therapy on the Production of LTE4 in Patients With Diabetes
Study Start Date : May 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2007

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. changes in urinary LTE4 excretion and HbA1c after 3-month intensive insulin therapy versus baseline

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. urinary 11-dehydroTXB2
  2. hs-CRP
  3. fibrinogen
  4. sICAM-1 plasma levels

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diabetes mellitus (type 1 or type 2)
  • > 18 year-old
  • subject has given free, informed written consent
  • subject entitled to health insurance cover
  • medical follow-up at the department of Diabetology, Grenoble University Hospital
  • inappropriate glucose control (HbA1c > 8.5%) requiring an initiation, or revision, of insulin therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • legal incapacity or limited legal competence
  • pregnant women
  • heart failure
  • impaired renal function,defined by a creatinin clearance < 60 ml/mn according to Cockroft formula
  • asthma
  • respiratory failure
  • IV, IM, SC or oral treatment with cortico-steroids for the last 2 months prior to baseline
  • current smoking > cigarettes / day
  • any infectious disease for the last 2 months prior to baseline
  • baseline CRP > 20 mg/l

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00324792

Département d'urologie, néphrologie et endocrinologie-University Hospital of Grenoble
Grenoble, France, 38043
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Grenoble
Principal Investigator: Robert Boizel, Dr University Hospital, Grenoble


Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00324792     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DCIC 05 54
First Posted: May 11, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 13, 2008
Last Verified: June 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Insulin, Globin Zinc
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs