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Effects of Cilostazol on VEGF and Oxidative Stress Biomarkers in Hemodialysis Patients With Peripheral Vascular Disease

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paik Seong Lim, Tungs' Taichung Metroharbour Hospital Identifier:
First received: February 2, 2007
Last updated: May 11, 2015
Last verified: May 2015

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is the most common manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis and accounts for significant morbidity and mortality among end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. However, few studies have identified the prevalence and clinical impact of PAD in this specific population.

Objectives: To perform a single-blinded parallel, controlled trial to examine the effect of cilostazol treatment on plasma VEGF levels, tissue factors , inflammatory markers (such as IL-6, hsCRP) levels, oxidative stress markers in ESRD patients with PAD Material and methods Fourty HD patients on maintenance HD for > 3months were enrolled in this prospective, single-blinded, randomized study. These patients were randomly allocated into 2 arms. After baseline assessment, patients in the treatment arm received 12 weeks of added on therapy with cilostazol 100mg/day. Blood pressure, heart rate, oxidative stress (malonyldialdehyde, protein carbonyl and ADMA), inflammatory markers (hsCRP, IL-6) and plasma, VEGF and tissue factors levels were measured before and after treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hemodialysis Patients Peripheral Vascular Disease Drug: Cilostazol Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Cilostazol on Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor , Inflammatory and Oxidative Stress Biomarkers in Hemodialysis Patients With Peripheral Vascular Disease.

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Further study details as provided by Paik Seong Lim, Tungs' Taichung Metroharbour Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Effects on Biomarkers [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: April 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
one Drug: Cilostazol

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Both sexes aged between 30-70 years
  2. Non-diabetic ESRD Patients on HD greater than 3 months
  3. Patients with PAD diagnosed by clinical symptoms, and ABI indices < 0.9 and confirmed by angiographic or related studies.
  4. Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Known allergy to cilostazol
  2. Patients who currently have had pentoxyphylline or related therapy
  3. Congestive heart failure or cardiac arrhythmia
  4. Severe liver impairment
  5. Patients with malignancy or acute/chronic inflammatory diseases
  6. Smoking during the previous 6 months
  7. Recent stroke
  8. Severe dyslipidemia (triglycerides >600 mg/dL or total cholesterol >300g/dL) or currently on statin therapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00431249

Sponsors and Collaborators
Tungs’ Taichung Metroharbour Hospital
Principal Investigator: Palk Seong Lim, MD Tungs’ Taichung Metroharbour Hospital
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Responsible Party: Paik Seong Lim, MD, Tungs' Taichung Metroharbour Hospital Identifier: NCT00431249     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 960126
Study First Received: February 2, 2007
Last Updated: May 11, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Endothelial Growth Factors
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Vasodilator Agents
Neuroprotective Agents
Protective Agents
Phosphodiesterase 3 Inhibitors
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
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