Effect of Rosiglitazone on ADMA in Critical Illness

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2006 by VU University Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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VU University Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: December 7, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2006
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Rosiglitazone,decreases the ADMA concentration and thereby increases the arginine/ADMA ratio of critically ill patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Critical Illness
Multiple Organ Failure
Drug: Rosiglitazone
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by VU University Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • ADMA concentration

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • SOFA score
  • Organ function
  • Mortality

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: April 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2007
Detailed Description:
Endothelial vasodilatation dysfunction precedes the development of arteriosclerosis. The endothelium plays a pivotal role in the control of the vascular tone by releasing nitric oxide (NO). The amino acid arginine is the sole substrate for the enzyme NO synthase (NOS). Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an endogenous derivative of arginine that inhibits NOS. Thus the arginine/ADMA ratio an important determinant of NO production by NOS. ADMA is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but elevated levels of ADMA have also been shown to be a strong independent predictor of ICU mortality. The central mechanism by which ADMA may cause deterioration in critically ill patients is by impairing organ blood flow and reducing cardiac function, especially during stress. Accumulation of ADMA could thereby be a causative factor in the development multi organ failure (MOF). Thus inhibition of NO production by ADMA may become especially important when cardiac demand is increased.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • critically ill patients
  • age between 18 and 75 years
  • SOFA score > 7

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of Diabetes mellitus
  • history of hypercholesterolemia
  • history of hyperhomocysteinemia
  • impaired hepatic function
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00409097

Contact: Milan C Richir, MD 0031 20 4443601 m.richir@vumc.nl

VU University Medical Center Recruiting
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1081 HV
Contact: Milan C Richir, MD    0031 20 4443601    m.richir@vumc.nl   
Principal Investigator: Milan C Richir, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
VU University Medical Center
Study Director: Paul am Leeuwen van, MD, PhD VU University Medical Center
  More Information

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00409097     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HK0506 
Study First Received: December 7, 2006
Last Updated: December 7, 2006
Health Authority: Netherlands: Medical Ethics Review Committee (METC)

Keywords provided by VU University Medical Center:
Critical illness

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Critical Illness
Multiple Organ Failure
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Hypoglycemic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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