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Prevention of Postprandial Hyperglycemia by Acarbose May be a Promising Therapeutic Strategy for Reducing the Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease (ABDOMEN)

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First Posted: July 22, 2010
Last Update Posted: August 25, 2010
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The use of acarbose in impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and type 2 diabetic subjects has been associated with a significant reduction of cardiovascular events. Additionally, acarbose has been shown to have a beneficial influence on some of the other cardiovascular risk factors (metabolic syndrome components). Thus, prevention of postprandial hyperglycemia by acarbose may be a promising therapeutic strategy for reducing the increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Further studies are needed to confirm the influence of acarbose on cardiovascular risk factors in the real life setting.

Condition Intervention
Diabetes Mellitus Drug: Acarbose (Glucobay, BAYG5421)

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Acarbose in Cardiovascular Risk Management. Assessment of Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Acarbose and Its Effect on Selected Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Type 2 Diabetes Patients.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety, tolerability of acarbose and its effect on body weight, waist circumference and blood pressure [ Time Frame: approximately 6 months after acarbose treatment initiation ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Effect of acarbose on HbA1c, fasting and postprandial glycemia and on lipid profile [ Time Frame: approximately 6 months after acarbose treatment initiation ]

Enrollment: 3310
Study Start Date: May 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Group 1 Drug: Acarbose (Glucobay, BAYG5421)
Patients treated with acarbose tablets under the real-life setting. Dosing regimen customised to the needs of each participating patient according to the investigators assessment


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Primary care clinic diabetic patients not treated with acarbose for at least 3 months.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Age >/= 18 years
  • Naive to acarbose (minimum 3 months before inclusion)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hypersensitivity to acarbose or any of the excipients
  • Age <18 years
  • Pregnancy and in nursing
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, colonic ulceration, partial intestinal obstruction or in patients predisposed to intestinal obstruction
  • Chronic intestinal diseases associated with marked disorders of digestion or absorption
  • States which may deteriorate as a result of increased gas formation in the intestine, (e.g. Roemheld's syndrome [an angina pectoris-like syndrome or aggravation of an angina pectoris due to the postprandial filling of the stomach] and larger hernias)
  • Hepatic and severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance <25 mL/min/ 1,73m2)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01167231

Many Locations, Poland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Medical Director, Bayer Sp. z o.o.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01167231     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13066
First Submitted: July 16, 2010
First Posted: July 22, 2010
Last Update Posted: August 25, 2010
Last Verified: August 2010

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Glycoside Hydrolase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs