Improving Neurologic Outcomes in People With Diabetes Who Are Undergoing Heart Surgery
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00836329|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 4, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 12, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Diabetes Mellitus Cardiovascular Diseases||Behavioral: Intensive Glucose Management Behavioral: Traditional Glucose Management:||Phase 3|
People with diabetes who undergo heart surgery have a greater risk of experiencing a stroke and developing cognitive functioning problems than people without diabetes who undergo heart surgery. There may be a connection between disturbances in glucose metabolism, endothelial dysfunction, and poor neurological outcomes after heart surgery. People with diabetes who receive more intensive blood glucose management during and after heart surgery may have better neurological outcomes than people who control their blood glucose levels in a standard way. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of using a traditional method of controlling blood glucose levels versus a tailored, more intensive method of glucose control on neurological outcomes in people with diabetes who are undergoing heart surgery. Researchers will also examine genetic factors that may be associated with insulin resistance and inflammation.
This study will enroll people undergoing heart surgery. On the day before surgery, participants will undergo a blood collection and neuropsychological testing. They will then be randomly assigned to either a traditional method of blood glucose control or an intensive, tailored method of blood glucose control. Participants following the traditional method of blood glucose control may receive insulin several times a day, based on the results of glucose monitoring. Participants following the intensive, tailored method of blood glucose control will undergo hourly measurements of their glucose levels and receive insulin adjustments as needed to maintain a glucose level of 100-140 mg/dL. During surgery, all participants will undergo an ultrasound of their neck to monitor blood vessel activity. Additional blood samples will be collected during surgery, 6 hours after surgery, 24 hours after surgery, and upon hospital discharge or 5 days after surgery.
One week after surgery or just before leaving the hospital, participants will undergo a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure and neuropsychological testing. Before leaving the hospital, participants will take part in a diabetes education session and nutrition counseling. Three to 6 weeks and 6 months after surgery, participants will undergo repeat neuropsychological testing. Once a month for 6 months, participants who received the intensive, tailored method of blood glucose control will attend study visits at which time study researchers will monitor their diabetes.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||133 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Improving Neurologic Outcomes in Diabetics Undergoing Cardiac Surgery|
|Study Start Date :||December 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2014|
Experimental: Intensive Glucose Management
Participants will receive intensive glucose management.
Behavioral: Intensive Glucose Management
Participants in the intensive glucose management group will undergo strict management of their blood glucose levels with a target whole blood glucose level of 100-140 mg/dL preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively in the intensive care unit (ICU). Once meals are started, targets for glycemia management will be (a) fasting: 80-140 mg/dL, (b) postprandial: 140-180 mg/dL. Prior to hospital discharge, participants will receive an in-depth diabetes education session. After hospital discharge, participants will attend monthly study visits for 6 months so that study researchers can monitor their glycemia management.
Active Comparator: Traditional Glucose Management
Participants will receive a traditional method of glucose management.
Behavioral: Traditional Glucose Management:
Participants will receive traditional management of blood glucose levels while in the hospital. They may receive insulin several times a day, based on the results of glucose monitoring.
- Proportion of participants with identifiable brain lesions detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) [ Time Frame: Measured 1 week after surgery ]
- Proportion of participants with new neuropsychological deficits (20% decline on two or more neuropsychological tests) [ Time Frame: Measured 6 months after surgery ]
- Number of lesions, as measured by MRI [ Time Frame: Measured 1 week after surgery ]
- Size of lesions, as measured by MRI [ Time Frame: Measured 1 week after surgery ]
- Genetic analysis (i.e., predictive utility of haplotype assignment on primary outcomes) [ Time Frame: Measured 6 months after surgery ]
- Neuropsychological deficits (i.e., predictive utility of neuropsychological performance on presence, number, and volume of lesions) [ Time Frame: Measured 6 months after surgery ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00836329
|United States, North Carolina|
|Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center|
|Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27057|
|Principal Investigator:||Edward H. Kincaid, MD||Wake Forest University Health Sciences|
|Study Director:||Jorge Calles-Escandon, MD||Wake Forest University Health Sciences|
|Study Director:||Donald W. Bowden, PhD||Wake Forest University Health Sciences|
|Study Director:||David A. Stump, PhD||Wake Forest University Health Sciences|