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Nippon Ultra-Rapid Insulin and Diabetic Complication Evaluation-Study (NICE-Study)

This study has been completed.
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Osaka Saiseikai Nakatsu Hospital Identifier:
First received: December 17, 2007
Last updated: January 7, 2008
Last verified: December 2007
For the purpose of comparing efficacy of intensive therapy between 1) ultrarapid-acting type insulin (insulin aspart) and 2) conventional rapid-acting type insulin (R), a Multicenter Open Label Randomized Controlled Trial was planned in Japan using the occurrence of cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes, a high risk factor, as an index.

Diabetes Mellitus

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: To Investigate Whether the Postprandial Blood Sugar Level as Achieved Using Ultrarapid-Acting Type Insulin Could Prevent Great Vessel Disorder in Japanese Type 2 Diabetic Patients.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiovascular events 1)Sudden death 2)New development or recurrence of apoplexy or TIA 3)New development or recurrence of AMI or and angina pectoris 4)Newly developed ASO, amputation of leg due to ASO [ Time Frame: five years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 1)Total mortality 2)Changes in the mean IMT of common carotid arteries 3)Changes in the pulse wave velocity (PWV) (rt & 1t baPWV), ABI [ Time Frame: five years ]

Enrollment: 346
Study Start Date: March 2003
Study Completion Date: December 2007
Intensified insulin therapy with ultrarapid insulin-analogue (Insulin-Aspart)
Intensified insulin therapy with human regular insulin

Detailed Description:
A survey shows that the most frequently observed direct cause of death in diabetic patients is cardiovascular disorder. However, investigations and surveys such as DCCT, UKPDS and KUMAMOTO-study, etc. clarified that strict control of blood sugar level prevented development and progress of diabetic microangiopathy, but could not show a significant effect on great vessel disorder. Recently, the DECODA-study, DECODE-study and Honolulu-study have demonstrated that postprandial high blood sugar is involved in great vessel disorder. Therefore, possible prevention of great vessel disorder in diabetic patients is suggested by improving the postprandial blood sugar level as achieved using ultrarapid-acting type insulin, which has become available recently. Even with results in Europe and the US obtained, the life-style and incidence of complications in Japanese people are different, and there are many points that remain uncertain with respect to the direct application of foreign results to Japanese people. Therefore, in Japan also, it is necessary to conduct a large-scale clinical study and to establish high-level evidence using mainly Japanese people through hospitals having many patients.

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Japanese outpatients and inpatients aged 20 years or more but younger than 85 years. Men or women. Patients with type 2 diabetes based on the diagnostic standard of the Japanese Diabetes Society/American Diabetes Association. No specific restriction on the current treatment. Patients having switched treatment are also accepted.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects are patients satisfying the following conditions 1) - 3).

    1. Outpatients and inpatients aged 20 years or more but younger than 85 years. Men or women.
    2. Patients with type 2 diabetes based on the diagnostic standard of the Japanese Diabetes Society
    3. No specific restriction on the current treatment. Patients having switched treatment are also accepted.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with type 1 diabetes
  2. Patients with a past history of cerebral angiopathy (cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral infarction, transient cerebral ischemic attack, subarachnoid hemorrhage, etc.) within 6 months before giving consent
  3. Patients with a past history of myocardial infarction within 6 months before giving consent
  4. Patients planning to receive PTCA or CABG, or who had PTCA or CABG within 6 months before giving consent
  5. Patients with coronary arteriopathy (angina pectoris, etc.) that requires treatment with β-blocker or calcium-antagonist
  6. Patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter
  7. Patients with renal dysfunction (serum creatinine ≥ 3.0 mg/dL)
  8. Patients with liver dysfunction (AST, ALT ≥ 100 IU/L)
  9. Patients with a past history or suspected of having a malignant tumor within 5 years before giving consent
  10. Pregnant or possibly pregnant patients
  11. Other patients judged inappropriate for the study by the investigators (patients presenting difficulty in frequently receiving rapid-acting type insulin or ultrarapid-acting type insulin therapy, including patients' compliance with treatment)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00575172

Osaka Saiseikai Nakatsu Hospital
Osaka, Japan, 503-0012
Sponsors and Collaborators
Osaka Saiseikai Nakatsu Hospital
Study Chair: Hideshi Kuzuya, M.D.,Ph.D Higasiyama Takeda Hospital
Study Director: Makoto Otoshi, MD.,Ph.D. Ohtoshi Clinic
Principal Investigator: Haruo Nishimura, MD.,Ph.D. Osaka Saiseikai Nakatsu Hospital
Principal Investigator: Koji Maeda, MD. Maeda Clinic
Principal Investigator: Mitsuyo Shintani, MD.,Ph.D. Osaka Saiseikai Nakatsu Hospital
  More Information

Nishimura H, Shintani M, Kouji M and Nice-study group J Saiseikai Nakatsu Hospital, 20, 216-220, 2003

Responsible Party: Osaka Saiseikai Nakatsu Hospital, NICE-study EBM center Identifier: NCT00575172     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UMIN0949
Study First Received: December 17, 2007
Last Updated: January 7, 2008

Keywords provided by Osaka Saiseikai Nakatsu Hospital:
type2 diabetes mellitus
cardiovascular disease
macrovascular event

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