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Effect of Choline Fenofibrate (SLV348) on Macular Edema

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Abbott ( Abbott Products ) Identifier:
First received: May 16, 2008
Last updated: August 24, 2011
Last verified: August 2011
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of choline fenofibrate on the regression of macular edema in eyes of subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) presenting with diabetic macular edema (DME)

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetic Macular Edema
Drug: Choline Fenofibrate
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Choline Fenofibrate (SLV348) on Macular Edema Measured by Optical Coherence Tomography in Subjects With Diabetic Macular Edema - a One-year, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Study

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Total macular volume measurement on OCT, after central reading (assessed at baseline and after 3, 6, 9 and 12 months of treatment) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • OCT variables (Retinal Thickness, Retinal thickening) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • ETDRS macular and hard exudate grading, E-ETDRS visual acuity, ETDRS retina grading, at least 2 step progression, Laser photocoagulation for diabetic macular edema [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • Lipids [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • SBP/DBP, Urinary albumin excretion rate [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Enrollment: 110
Study Start Date: September 2008
Study Completion Date: March 2011
Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1 Drug: Choline Fenofibrate
135 mg
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

  • With DME in at least one eye of the subject and this eye presenting with macula thickness ≥ 300 µm on OCT examination at baseline in at least one of the 5 following zones: center zone, or superior inner zone, or nasal inner zone, or inferior inner zone, or temporal inner zone, confirmed after central reading of the OCT;
  • When laser treatment can be safely postponed by up to at least 3 months;
  • With established T2DM and HbA1c < 10%;
  • With systolic blood pressure (SBP) or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) < 160/90 mmHg;
  • With documented elevated triglyceride levels (TG >=150 mg/dL [1.70 mmol/L]) at the screening visit or in the previous 3 months.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Previous laser photocoagulation;
  • Eye retinal thickening results from epiretinal membranes or vitreomacular traction; glaucoma;
  • Poor visual acuity: visual acuity of 20/800
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00683176

Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54268
Sofia, Bulgaria, 1000
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Sofia, Bulgaria, 1233
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Sofia, Bulgaria, 1408
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54273
Sofia, Bulgaria, 1517
Czech Republic
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54267
Brno, Czech Republic, 62500
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54282
Ostrava-Vitkovice, Czech Republic, 703 84
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54283
Prague, Czech Republic, 169 02
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54270
Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, 40113
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54274
Glostrup, Denmark, 2600
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54263
Leipzig, Germany, 04103
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54284
Muenster, Germany, 48145
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54269
Budapest, Hungary, 1106
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54277
Gyor, Hungary, H-9023
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54275
Zalaegerszeg - Pozva, Hungary, 8900
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54272
Udine, Italy, 33100
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54293
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1105 AZ
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54265
Gdansk, Poland, 80-147
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54266
Katowice, Poland, 40-760
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54280
Madrid, Spain, 28002
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54264
Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 15705
United Kingdom
Site Reference ID/Investigator# 54271
Liverpool, United Kingdom, L7 8XP
Sponsors and Collaborators
Abbott Products
Study Director: Dr Jean-Claude Ansquer, MD Abbott Products
  More Information

Responsible Party: Abbott Products Identifier: NCT00683176     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S348.2.001  2008-001064-37 
Study First Received: May 16, 2008
Last Updated: August 24, 2011

Keywords provided by Abbott:
Diabetic Macular Edema

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Edema
Signs and Symptoms
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Lipotropic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Gastrointestinal Agents
Lipid Regulating Agents
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