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Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for the Treatment of Limb Ischemia and Diabetic Neuropathy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Hospital Universitario Dr. Jose E. Gonzalez Identifier:
First received: July 31, 2008
Last updated: August 7, 2008
Last verified: July 2008
Several pathophysiological theories have been proposed for the development of diabetic chronic complications. In recent years, the use of stem cells (totipotential, hematopoietic or endothelial lineages) has been reported as an adjunctive modality of treatment for ischemia models in animals and humans. Nevertheless, there are no reports in the use of stem cells for the treatment of human sensorimotor peripheral diabetic neuropathy. We performed this study to evaluate the effect of autologous hematopoietic CD34+ cell transplantation on nerve conduction velocity in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Condition Intervention
Limb Ischemia
Diabetic Neuropathy
Biological: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for the Treatment of Limb Ischemia and Diabetic Neuropathy in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus Type 2:A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Further study details as provided by Hospital Universitario Dr. Jose E. Gonzalez:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in nerve conduction velocity [ Time Frame: Three months ]

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: March 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2007
Primary Completion Date: December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: 1
Experimental: 2
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Biological: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Intramuscular application of CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells (with a minimum of 2 million CD34+ cells/kg) into the gastrocnemius muscles after stimulation with subcutaneous filgrastim 600 micrograms/kilogram a day for 4 days


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 74 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ambulatory patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and ischemia of one or both lower limbs, defined as lack of limb improvement with conventional care (medications, debridements) after a recent amputation or a patient graded III or IV in the Leriche-Fontaine functional classification.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients older than 75 years
  • Hypercoagulable states
  • Cardiac ejection fraction < 30%
  • Active vasculopathy in brain, kidneys or heart
  • Neoplastic disease
  • Active infection
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis or hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state
  • Gangrene of the extremity requiring immediate surgery.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00730561

Hospital Universitario "José E. González"
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, 64460
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Universitario Dr. Jose E. Gonzalez
Principal Investigator: Fernando J Lavalle, MD Departamento de Endocrinología del Hospital Universitario "José E. González"
  More Information

Responsible Party: Fernando Javier Lavalle Gonzalez, Departamento de Endocrinologia Identifier: NCT00730561     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Endo01
Study First Received: July 31, 2008
Last Updated: August 7, 2008

Keywords provided by Hospital Universitario Dr. Jose E. Gonzalez:
nerve conduction velocity
hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetic Neuropathies
Pathologic Processes
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Diabetes Complications
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017