Safety Study of TH9507 in Subjects With Stable, Type 2 Diabetes

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 21, 2010
Last Update Posted : December 21, 2010
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study was to determine whether TH9507, a stabilized analogue of growth hormone-releasing factor (GRF), would have an effect on insulin sensitivity or control of diabetes in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Type 2 Diabetes Drug: TH9507 Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 55 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-blind, Randomized, Parallel, Placebo-controlled 12-week Evaluation of the Safety of Two Doses of TH9507 in Subjects With Stable, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Study Start Date : February 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2002
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2002

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Drug Information available for: Tesamorelin

Intervention Details:
  • Drug: TH9507
    1 and 2 mg, sc daily for 12 weeks

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in relative insulin response

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c)
  2. Change in mean daily serum glucose concentrations
    Home blood glucose will be obtained four times per day (before breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and at bedtime) using a standard blood glucose meter

  3. Changes in the number of dose adjustments per week for insulin and/or oral hypoglycemic agents
  4. Number of subjects with a change in the control of diabetes

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or postmenopausal or surgically sterilized female subjects, 50 years of age or older;
  • Documented diagnosis of type 2 diabetes as defined by the American Diabetes Association;
  • Diagnosis of type 2 diabetes for at least 3 months before screening;
  • Subjects on stable diabetes treatment regimens (receiving oral hypoglycemics with or without insulin) for at least 2 months before screening;
  • Screening and pre-randomization glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) <10.0%, according to central laboratory;
  • Body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 38 kg/m2
  • Subjects willing to perform specified home blood glucose monitoring and comply with all study protocol requirements;
  • Signed informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Serum creatinine >2 mg/dL;
  • Fasting triglycerides >1000 mg/dL;
  • Albuminuria >200 mg/24 hours;
  • Positive mammography (if female) or prostate-specific antigen (PSA) or prostate examination for cancer (if male);
  • Use of oral or parenteral glucocorticoids in the 30 days before screening;
  • Use of any experimental or marketed growth hormone, growth hormone secretagogues, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), or insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) during the previous 6 months;
  • Subjects with two or more severe hypoglycemia episodes within the past 6 months, or any hospitalization or emergency room visit due to poor glycemic control within the past 6 months. Similarly, during the lead-in period, any subject with more than one severe hypoglycemic episode or any hospitalization or emergency room visit due to poor glycemic control will be excluded from randomization;
  • History of or presence of active concomitant conditions or diseases (e.g., myocardial infarction, poorly controlled hypertension, thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, seizure disorder, diabetic neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy [except subjects with only microaneurysms on fundus examination]) that would interfere with the protocol conduct and endpoint measurements;
  • Subjects with a major surgical operation during the 30 days before screening;
  • Subjects with known hypopituitarism, history of pituitary tumor/surgery, head irradiation, or severe head trauma;
  • Current cancer or history of cancer, except non-melanomatous skin cancer;
  • Subjects with active infection at any body site or a history of severe infection (requiring oral or parenteral treatment) during the 30 days before screening;
  • Subjects with clinically significant abnormalities on screening laboratory evaluation (unless discussed with and approved by the medical monitor);
  • Subjects with allergy to synthetic growth hormone products or their excipients;
  • Subjects who had previously received growth hormones in any clinical trial;
  • Participation in a trial of an experimental drug or device within 90 days before screening.

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Responsible Party: Bruno Lussier/Medical Director, Theratechnologies Identifier: NCT01264497     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TH9507/II/Diabetes/006
First Posted: December 21, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2010
Last Verified: December 2010

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