The Association of Genetic Polymorphisms With Statin-Induced Myopathy.

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Verified October 2007 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
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First received: October 24, 2007
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Last verified: October 2007
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To observe not only the distribution of single nucleotide polymorphism in genes related with pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetics alteration of statins but also to analyze the correlation between these SNPs and the incidence of statins-induced myopathy.

Condition Intervention
Genetic: DNA

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Association Analysis Between Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Statin-Related Genes and The Incidence of Myopathy Among Statin-Treated Patients

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • genotype of specific genes [ Time Frame: one day ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • single nucleotide polymorphism [ Time Frame: one day ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

whole blood

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: August 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2008
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Group 1 for the patients with rhabdomyolysis Group 2 for the control without any myopathy
Genetic: DNA
withdraw 5~10mL blood from vein only once during the whole design

Detailed Description:

Statins are widely prescribed for the patients with hypercholesterolemia.

Though their efficacy in preventing cardiovascular events has been shown by a large number of clinical trials, myotoxic side effects including myopathy or even more severe,rhabdomyolysis are associated with the use of statins.

Because the incidence of myopathy is various among individuals,polymorphism in genes is supposed to be the main factor.

Due to single nucleotide polymorphism in related genes,level of uptake, clearance and metabolism of statins can be seriously different among individuals resulting in various occurrence of myopathy.

Therefore, analytical study in association between SNP of statins-related genes and the incidence of myopathy is such a critical research which can be applied into clinical fields.


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

National Taiwan University Hospital


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of Rhabdomyolysis because of prescription with statins

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Carnitine palmityl transferase ll deficiency
  • McArdle disease
  • Myoadenylate deaminase deficiency
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00549029

Contact: Yen-Hui Chen, PhD 886-2-2312-3456 ext 8397
Contact: Tzung-Dau Wang, PhD 886-2-2312-3456 ext 5632

National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Yen-Hui Chen, PhD    886-2-2312-3456 ext 8397   
Contact: Tzung-Dau Wang, PhD    886-2-2312-3456 ext 5632   
Principal Investigator: Yen-Hui Chen, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Study Director: Yen-Hui Chen, PhD National Taiwan Univesity College of Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00549029     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200708077R
Study First Received: October 24, 2007
Last Updated: October 24, 2007
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
muscle disorder
creatine kinase

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases processed this record on May 20, 2015