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A Comparison of Strict Glucose Control With Usual Care at the Time of Islet Cell Transplantation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01123122
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : May 14, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 1, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Vancouver Coastal Health

Brief Summary:
Islet transplants for those with type 1 diabetes have enabled many to initially eliminate insulin, however, only a fraction of the transplanted cells typically survive and the functioning of these decrease over time. As a result, most patients will eventually require some insulin. Currently, the cause of this poor survival and decrease in function is not understood; although previous research has demonstrated that even a slightly elevated level of blood glucose can impair islet function. This study will determine if strict blood glucose control at the time of islet transplantation, when the cells are the most fragile, will improve the survival and functioning of transplanted islet cells three months after transplantation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Islet Transplantation Other: Strict glucose control

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Comparison of Strict Glucose Control With Usual Care at the Time of Islet Cell Transplantation
Study Start Date : September 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2015

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Drug Information available for: Dextrose
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Strict glucose control Other: Strict glucose control
Blood glucose level to be maintained at 4-6 mmol/L at the time of islet transplantation until two weeks post-transplantation.
No Intervention: Standard glucose control



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Islet cell function [ Time Frame: Three months ]
    Function will be assessed three months post-transplantation.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 to 65 years of age
  • more than 5 years since diagnosis of diabetes
  • c-peptide negative

Exclusion Criteria:

  • ischemic heart disease
  • previous transplant
  • recurrent infections
  • malignancy (except basal or squamous skin cancer)

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01123122


Locations
Canada, British Columbia
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5Z 1M9
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vancouver Coastal Health
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David M Thompson, MD Vancouver General Hospital Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Publications:

Responsible Party: David M. Thompson, Vancouver General Hospital Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01123122     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VGHEndo0510
First Posted: May 14, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 1, 2015
Last Verified: May 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases