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Peripheral Metabolic Effects of Somatostatin

This study has been completed.
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Denmark
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Aarhus Identifier:
First received: January 28, 2010
Last updated: January 18, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
The aim of this study is to investigate peripheral effects of Somatostatin on glucose metabolism and growth hormone (GH) signalling in healthy men. Eight subjects will be enrolled. The hypothesis is that Somatostatin infusion reverses insulin resistance caused by GH.

Condition Intervention
Acromegaly Growth Hormone Deficiency Diabetes Drug: Somatostatin

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Peripheral Metabolic Effects of Intra Arterial Somatostatin Infusion in Healthy Controls

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Further study details as provided by University of Aarhus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Plasma levels of glucose [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • GH signalling [ Time Frame: one year ]
  • Serum levels of free fatty acids (FFA) [ Time Frame: one year ]

Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: February 2010
Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: somatostatin Drug: Somatostatin
4 h of 150 microgram infusion


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI < 27 kg/m2
  • Written informed consent
  • Healthy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any disease
  • Any use of medications
  • Present or previous malignancy
  • Alcohol dependency
  • Allergy to trial medication
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01062529

Medical department M
Aarhus, Denmark, 8000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Denmark
Principal Investigator: Jens Otto L Jørgensen, Professor
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Aarhus Identifier: NCT01062529     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M-2008005
Study First Received: January 28, 2010
Last Updated: January 18, 2013

Keywords provided by University of Aarhus:
GH signalling
insulin resistance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dwarfism, Pituitary
Bone Diseases, Developmental
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Bone Diseases, Endocrine
Pituitary Diseases
Hypothalamic Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
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