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Inflammation and Vascular Function in Atherosclerosis

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00760019
First Posted: September 25, 2008
Last Update Posted: May 16, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joshua A. Beckman, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine whether reducing inflammation in blood vessels with an aspirin-like drug called salsalate will improve blood vessel function.

Condition Intervention Phase
Atherosclerosis Drug: salsalate Drug: placebo Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Inflammation and Vascular Function in Atherosclerosis

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Further study details as provided by Joshua A. Beckman, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Flow-mediated, Endothelium-dependent Vasodilation [ Time Frame: Upon completion of 4 weeks of salsalate and placebo treatment ]
    Flow-mediated, endothelium-dependent vasodilation (percentage increase in brachial artery diameter after a 5 minute ischemic stimulus) measured at the end of placebo treatment and end of salsalate treatment were compared.


Enrollment: 58
Study Start Date: August 2005
Study Completion Date: February 2011
Primary Completion Date: October 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Salsalate first, then Placebo
In this crossover study, this group was randomly allocated therapy with salsalate first, a 4 week washout, then 4 weeks of placebo therapy in a double-blinded fashion.
Drug: salsalate
1.5 grams orally 3 times daily
Other Name: Disalcid
Placebo Comparator: Placebo first, then Salsalate
In this crossover study, this group was randomly allocated therapy with placebo first, a 4 week washout, then 4 weeks of salsalate therapy in a double-blinded fashion.
Drug: placebo
matching placebo

Detailed Description:
To test the hypothesis that inhibition of I [kappa] B kinase [beta] (IĸKβ), an inflammatory mediator, by high dose salsalate, will restore insulin-mediated endothelium-dependent vasodilation in subjects with atherosclerosis.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Non-smoking adult subjects with known atherosclerosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Uncontrolled hypertension (> 140/90 mmHg)
  • Untreated hypercholesterolemia (LDL > 160 mg/dL)
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Alanine Aminotransferase > 150
  • Creatinine > 1.4 mg/dL
  • Concommitant use of warfarin
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00760019


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joshua A. Beckman, M.D. Brigham and Women's Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Joshua A. Beckman, MD, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00760019     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00762827
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005P-001406
First Submitted: September 24, 2008
First Posted: September 25, 2008
Results First Submitted: December 8, 2016
Results First Posted: April 6, 2017
Last Update Posted: May 16, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Joshua A. Beckman, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital:
vascular inflammation
endothelium-dependent flow-mediated blood vessel function

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Inflammation
Atherosclerosis
Pathologic Processes
Arteriosclerosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Salicylsalicylic acid
Sodium Salicylate
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action