Treatment of Hyperlipidemia and Sexual Dysfunction

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2015 by Dario Giugliano, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli".
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 18, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 18, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dario Giugliano, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"

Brief Summary:

Hyperlipidemias are frequently associated with and are considered an important cause of erectile dysfunction in men. This association has been attributed to the impairment of blood flow through endothelium-dependent relaxation in smooth muscle cells of corpus cavernosum. Basic science and human research suggest that the vascular pathophysiology of male and female sexual dysfunction may be similar, as the first phase of the female sexual response is mediated by a combination of vasocongestive and neuro-muscular event which include increased clitoral length and diameter, as well as increased vaginal lubrication, wall engorgement and luminal diameter. The investigators have shown that women with hyperlipidemia had a higher prevalence of sexual dysfunction as compared with age-matched women without hyperlipidemia.

The aim of this study was to asses the effect of anti-hyperlipidemic drugs (fenofibrate and rosuvastatin, single or in combination) on validated indices of sexual function in hyperlipidemic men and women with sexual dysfunction at baseline.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sexual Dysfunction Hyperlipidemia Drug: fenofibrate Drug: Rosuvastatin Drug: fenofibrate + rosuvastatin Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Fenofibrate and Rosuvastatin on Sexual Dysfunction in Hyperlipidemic Patients. A Randomized Trial
Study Start Date : April 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Fenofibrate
Fenofibrate pills
Drug: fenofibrate
pill 145 mg, 145 mg/day, for 12 months

Active Comparator: Rosuvastatin
Rosuvastatin pills
Drug: Rosuvastatin
pills of 10 mg, 10 mg/day, 12 months

Active Comparator: fenofibrate + rosuvastatin
fenofibrate pills + rosuvastatin pills
Drug: fenofibrate + rosuvastatin
fenofibrate 145 mg/day + rosuvastatin 10 mg/day for 12 months

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. International index of erectile dysfunction (IIEF) in men and Female sexual function index (FSFI) in women [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 months, 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood lipids, inflammatory markers [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 months, 12 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol levels > 160 mg/dL, high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol levels < 50 mg/dL (for women) and < 40 mg/dl (for men), or triglyceride levels > 150 mg/dL.
  • Stable heterosexual partner relationship for the preceding 6 months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy or less than 8 weeks postpartum.
  • Diabetes mellitus (fasting glucose > 126 mg/dl.
  • Uremia.
  • Multiple sclerosis.
  • Chronic alcoholism (intake of ≥ 500g/wk).
  • Cancer.
  • Psychiatric problems.
  • Symptomatic cardiovascular disease.
  • Gynecological surgery.
  • Pelvic trauma.
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  • Abnormal thyroid function.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00923676

Department of Geriatrics and Metabolic Diseases
Naples, Italy, 80138
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"
Principal Investigator: Dario Giugliano, MD,PhD Department of Geriatrics and Metabolic Diseases, Second University of Naples, Italy

Responsible Party: Dario Giugliano, Prof of Endocrinology, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" Identifier: NCT00923676     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DGMM/03/2007
First Posted: June 18, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2015
Last Verified: November 2015

Keywords provided by Dario Giugliano, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli":
Male and female sexual dysfunctions

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Rosuvastatin Calcium
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors