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Effect of Pioglitazone on Insulin Resistance and Atherosclerosis in Renal Allograft Recipients Without Diabetes

This study has been completed.
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First received: January 9, 2008
Last updated: January 17, 2008
Last verified: January 2008
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of pioglitazone treatment on insulin secretion, insulin resistance, and progression of atherosclerosis in renal allograft recipients without preoperative history of diabetes.

Condition Intervention
Kidney Transplantation Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Drug: Pioglitazone

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Pioglitazone on Insulin Resistance, Insulin Secretion and Atherosclerosis in Renal Allograft Recipients Without History of Diabetes

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Further study details as provided by Yonsei University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Insulin Resistance and Insulin Secretion [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • carotid intima-media thickness [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 83
Study Start Date: November 2004
Study Completion Date: November 2007
Primary Completion Date: November 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: Pioglitazone
The pioglitazone treatment group received 30mg pioglitazone at 2 weeks after renal transplantation for 12 months.
No Intervention: 2

Detailed Description:

This is a prospective, randomized, open-label study. The pioglitazone treatment group received 30mg pioglitazone at 2 weeks after renal transplantation for 12 months.

After treatment, we estimated insulin sensitivity index for transplantation,first phase and second phase insulin secretion, secretion area under the curve,and carotid intima-media thickness.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Renal allograft recipients were eligible to participate in the study if they were aged ≥ 18 years, had no previous history of organ transplantation and were not currently using steroids or other immunosuppressants.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes before transplantation
  • Severe metabolic or infectious disease
  • Hepatic disease
  • Congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association II-IV)
  • Cadaver donor kidney donor transplantation
  • Unstable condition of the transplanted kidney
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00598013

Korea, Republic of
Yonsei University College of Medicine
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 120-752
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yonsei University
Principal Investigator: Hyun Chul Lee, Doctor Yonsei University
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Hyun Chul Lee, Professor, Department of internal medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine Identifier: NCT00598013     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4-2004-0082
Study First Received: January 9, 2008
Last Updated: January 17, 2008

Keywords provided by Yonsei University:
Kidney Transplantation
Insulin Resistance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Insulin Resistance
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Insulin, Globin Zinc
Hypoglycemic Agents
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