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Evaluate the Side Effects and Benefits of RAS 130 With or Without Diet and Exercise in Type II Diabetes Mellitus (ASI-DMII)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2011 by American Scitech International.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: August 14, 2008
Last updated: July 19, 2011
Last verified: July 2011

Rationale: RAS 130 is an anti-diabetic agent used to lower the blood glucose level in Type II Diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent diabetes) patients with proper diet and exercise. RAS 130 works by restoring proper response to insulin in the body. RAS 130 acts primarily by increasing insulin sensitivity which improves glycemic index. It is presumed that RAS 130 does not cause cardiovascular side effects if it is given to Type II diabetes mellitus patients leading a healthy life style. Specifically, controlling diet is done according to American Diabetic Association & American Heart Association guidelines and also through doing aerobic exercises. Guideline for aerobic exercise is given in the design of the study.

Exercise is helpful in controlling body weight which can lower the risk for heart disease. Diabetes itself is one of the compounding factors for heart diseases. Exercise helps lowering the LDL cholesterol and raising the HDL cholesterol which is required to prevent heart diseases and achieve a better quality of life.

Purpose: The aim of this study is to prospectively assess and evaluate the cardiovascular side effects and reduction of blood glucose levels in the Type II Diabetes mellitus patients treated with RAS 130, who either met, or failed to meet criteria for diet and exercise.

Condition Intervention Phase
Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Other: RAS 130 with diet and exercise
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II, Open-Label Study to Assess the Cardiovascular Side Effects and Efficacy for Reducing Blood Glucose Level in Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients Being Treated With RAS 130 With or Without Diet and Exercise

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Further study details as provided by American Scitech International:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine cardiovascular side effects such as coronary artery disease (CAD) and congestive heart failure (CHF) in patients treated with RAS 130 along with diet and exercise. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the effect of RAS 130 on reduction of blood glucose level with or without diet and exercise [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 460
Study Start Date: July 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
All subjects will take RAS 130 administered orally in tablet form at a starting dose of 4 mg once a day or 2 mg tablets twice a day.
Other: RAS 130 with diet and exercise
Entire population, which will also include existing patients, will be treated with RAS 130 along with diet and exercise. By the end of 6 months: 3 months of study and 3 months of follow-up, the entire population will be divided into two groups which will be determined through endpoints. The first group will be subjects with diet and exercise and the second group will be subjects without diet and exercise. The endpoints for the division of the groups are given in the design of the study.
Other Name: diet and exercise

Detailed Description:


Primary Objective:

To determine the relatedness of cardio toxicity as a side effect in subjects with DM II who are treated with RAS 130 who either met, or failed to meet the criteria for diet and exercise.

Hypothesis I: There will be no evidence of cardiovascular side effects in subjects who are determined to have maintained proper diet and exercise "healthy lifestyle" throughout the study.

Hypothesis II: There may be evidence of cardiovascular side effects in subjects who are determined to neglect proper diet and exercise "unhealthy lifestyle" throughout the study.

Secondary Objective:

To determine the effectiveness of RAS 130 on the reduction of blood glucose levels in subjects with DM II.

Hypothesis III: RAS 130 will be effective in reducing blood glucose levels as a single agent.

Hypothesis IV: RAS 130 will be effective in reducing blood glucose in combination with other anti- diabetic agents.


Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus (non-insulin-dependent), not taking any anti-diabetic agent.
  2. Fasting blood glucose level below 250mg/dL
  3. Age 30 to 60 years
  4. Both genders
  5. HbA1c of 6.0% to 13.0%, inclusive
  6. Body mass index (BMI) below 40 kg/m2
  7. Female subjects not pregnant, not lactating, post-menopausal, surgically sterile or using effective contraceptive measures are included.
  8. Provide signed Informed Consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subject unable to give Informed Consent
  2. Patients with Type I Diabetes Mellitus

    a. History of ketoacidosis

  3. Serum creatinine > 2.0 mg or above
  4. Liver Function Test; Elevated liver enzymes: ALT/AST (2.5 times the upper limit of the reference range), Bilirubin Testing - Accept three fold, A/G ratio - Accept two fold
  5. Hypercholesterolemia (more than 300mg)
  6. Myocardial Infarction (MI) within 6 months
  7. Severe or unstable angina
  8. Elevated triglycerides >500 mg/dL
  9. Abnormal EKG reading
  10. Abnormal assessment in stress Echocardiography (ultrasound imaging)for Left Ventricular ejection fraction for congestive heart failure
  11. Anemia (Hb <11 g/dl for men or <10 g/dl for women)
  12. Blood Dyscrasia, Decrease in Hematocrit - Accept two fold, Low WBC count - Accept one fold, Decrease platelet count - Accept three fold
  13. Macular edema/ macular degeneration
  14. Patients who are taking insulin
  15. Subjects with systolic blood pressure >170 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure >90 mmHg
  16. Active participation in another trial
  17. Subject physically unable to perform exercise due to neurologic or orthopedic conditions.
  18. Patients taking antipsychotic medications.
  19. Subjects testing positive for the illicit drugs (cocaine, amphetamines, heroin)
  20. Subjects who smoke tobacco products
  21. Females who are lactating, pregnant, or planning to become pregnant
  22. Signs and symptoms of Congestive heart failure (such as shortness of breath or swelling in upper extremities)
  23. History of severe edema or a medically serious fluid retention
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00737152

United States, New Jersey
East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States, 08816
Robertwood Johnson Hospital
New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States, 08901
Raritan Bay Medical Center
Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States, 08861
Sri Ramachandra University
Porur, Chennai, India
Dr. JL Rohatagi Hospital
Sarvoday Nagar, Kanpur, UP, India
Sponsors and Collaborators
American Scitech International
Proactive Clinical Research
Study Chair: Ratna Grewal, MD American Scitech International - eCRO
Principal Investigator: Prem Nandiwada, MD Raritan Bay Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Ratna Grewal, American Scitech International Identifier: NCT00737152     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ASI-DMII 0808 
Study First Received: August 14, 2008
Last Updated: July 19, 2011

Keywords provided by American Scitech International:
RAS 130
Diabetes Mellitus
Type II Diabetes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases processed this record on February 20, 2017