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A Study of Taspoglutide in Patients With Inadequately Controlled Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 and Cardiovascular Disease

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01018173
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 23, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 2, 2016
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled parallel arm study will assess efficacy and safety and the effects of taspoglutide on cardiovascular events in patients with inadequately controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus and established cardiovascular disease. Patients will be randomized to receive either taspoglutide subcutaneously (sc) 10mg weekly for 4 weeks followed by 20mg sc weekly, or weekly sc placebo, in addition to background anti-hyperglycemic medication and standard of care treatment for cardiovascular disease. Anticipated time on study treatment is up to 2 years. Target sample size is 2000 patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Drug: placebo Drug: taspoglutide Phase 3

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 2118 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Double Blind, Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial to Assess the Effects of Taspoglutide (RO5073031) on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Subjects With Inadequately Controlled Type 2 Diabetes and Established Cardiovascular Disease
Study Start Date : January 2010
Primary Completion Date : January 2011
Study Completion Date : January 2011

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: placebo Drug: placebo
sc weekly
Experimental: taspoglutide Drug: taspoglutide
10 mg sc weekly for 4 weeks, followed by 20 mg sc weekly

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to cardiovascular composite primary endpoints [ Time Frame: event-driven, cardiovascular assessments weeks 1,4,12 and every 3 to 4 months thereafter ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Secondary cardiovascular composite endpoints [ Time Frame: event-driven, cardiovascular assessments weeks 1,4,12 and every 3 to 4 months thereafter ]
  2. Individual components of primary cardiovascular composite endpoints [ Time Frame: event-driven, cardiovascular assessments weeks 1,4,12 and every 3 to 4 months thereafter ]
  3. Total mortality [ Time Frame: assessed at end of study, week 104 ]
  4. Metabolic and renal function parameters: HbA1c, fasting plasma glucose, body weight, lipid profile, albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR), albuminuria, glomerular filtration rate (GFR) [ Time Frame: laboratory assessments weeks 4 and 12, and every 3 to 6 months thereafter ]

Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients, >18 years of age
  • diabetes mellitus type 2
  • HbA1c >/=6.5% and </=10% at screening
  • BMI >/=23kg/m2
  • cardiovascular disease with onset >/=1 month prior to screening

Exclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis or history of type 1 diabetes or secondary forms of diabetes
  • acute metabolic diabetic complications within past 6 months
  • severe hypoglycemia </=1 month prior to screening
  • clinically significant gastrointestinal disease
  • history of chronic or acute pancreatitis
  • current New York Heart Association (NYHA) class IV heart failure or post-transplantation cardiomyopathy
  • severely impaired renal function
Contacts and Locations

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
Study Director: Clinical Trials Hoffmann-La Roche
More Information

Responsible Party: Hoffmann-La Roche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01018173     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NC25113
First Posted: November 23, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2016
Last Verified: November 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiovascular Diseases
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases