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Effects Of Rosiglitazone (Extended Release Tablets) On Cerebral Glucose Utilisation And Cognition Alzheimers Disease

This study has been terminated.
(Slow recruitment)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
GlaxoSmithKline Identifier:
First received: June 6, 2006
Last updated: January 10, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
Clinical features in patients with the familial early onset forms and the sporadic forms of Alzheimers disease are similar, although the course of deterioration may be different. It would be very informative to examine the drug response of patients with Alzheimers disease by a certain genotype to find evidence favouring genotype-specific drug responses that may indicate genetically defined phenotypic differences in alzheimers disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Alzheimer's Disease
Drug: Rosiglitazone XR (extended release) oral tablets
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-blind, Randomised, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group Study to Investigate the Effects of Rosiglitazone (Extended Release Tablets) on Cerebral Glucose Utilisation and Cognition in Subjects With Mild to Moderate Alzheimers Disease (AD)

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Further study details as provided by GlaxoSmithKline:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in global and regional cerebral glucose metabolism/Cerebral Metabolic Rate for glucose (CMRglu) as measured by the ratio of Ki to K1 [ Time Frame: at baseline and 12 months. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in global and regional CMRglu as measured by [18F]FDG uptake. [ Time Frame: between baseline and 12 month point ]
  • Global changes in brain structure from baseline as measured by structural MRI from baseline.Vital signs and ECGs. [ Time Frame: throughout study ]

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: December 2004
Study Completion Date: July 2007
Primary Completion Date: July 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Rosi XR
Rosi XR
Drug: Rosiglitazone XR (extended release) oral tablets
Rosi XR tablets
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo (matched)
Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Meets the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Diseases and Stroke/Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association (NINCDS-ADRDA) criteria for Alzheimers disease, regardless of date of diagnosis relative to study entry date.
  • Has an Alzheimers disease status of mild to moderate, as classified by a Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) score of 16 - 26 inclusive at screening.
  • Post-menopausal females defined as menopause is defined as >6 months without menstrual period with an appropriate clinical profile, e.g. age appropriate, history of vasomotor symptoms. However if indicated this should be confirmed by oestradiol and FSH levels consistent with menopause (according to local laboratory ranges).
  • Women who are on HRT (hormone replacement therapy) treatment, and have not been confirmed as post-menopausal should be advised to use contraception.
  • Has a permanent caregiver who is willing to attend all visits, oversee the subjects compliance with protocol-specified procedures and study medication, and report on subjects status. (Subjects living alone or in a nursing home are not eligible).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Has a history of or suffers from claustrophobia.
  • Is unable to lie comfortably on a bed inside a PET camera with their head in the field of view for at least 60 minutes as assessed by physical examination and medical history (e.g. back pain, arthritis).
  • Has a history or presence of other neurological or other medical conditions that may influence the outcome or analysis of the PET scan results. Examples of such conditions include, but are not limited to stroke, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy or space occupying lesions.
  • History of Type I or Type II diabetes mellitus.
  • Fasting plasma glucose level >126 mg/dL (>7.0 mmol/L) or HbA1c >6.2%.
  • History or clinical/laboratory evidence of moderate congestive heart failure defined by the New York Heart Association criteria (class II-IV.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00334568

United Kingdom
GSK Investigational Site
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, CB2 2EF
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline
  More Information

Responsible Party: GlaxoSmithKline Identifier: NCT00334568     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AVA100930
Study First Received: June 6, 2006
Last Updated: January 10, 2013

Keywords provided by GlaxoSmithKline:
Alzheimers Disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 21, 2017