Genetic Influence on Statin Pharmacodynamics

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2015 by Ohio State University
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joseph Kitzmiller, Ohio State University Identifier:
First received: March 30, 2012
Last updated: April 20, 2015
Last verified: April 2015

The study intends to investigate whether genetics influence how individuals respond to statins (clinical outcomes and changes in carotid intimal media thickness)


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: An Observational Study Investigating Genetic Influences on Clinical Outcomes and Change in Carotid Intimal Thickness in Adults Taking Atorvastatin, Simvastatin, or Lovastatin

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Further study details as provided by Ohio State University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • carotid intimal media thickness (CIMT) [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    CIMT measurements will be performed at baseline (within 3 months of starting statin) and at 6, 12, 18, and 24 months. Change in CIMT is considered a surogate measure of atherosclerotic progression.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

nuclear pellet

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2022
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Individuals will be recruited from various hospitals, ancillary clinics, and primary-care offices affiliated with the Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC).


Inclusion Criteria:

  • recently (within past 3 months) started taking atorvastatin, lovastatin, or simvastatin

Exclusion Criteria:

  • concomitant uses of medications, supplements, or OTCs known to interfere with statin metabolism
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01569854

Contact: Joseph P Kitzmiller, MD PhD (614) 292 8438

United States, Ohio
Ohio State University Medical Center Recruiting
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Contact: Joseph P Kitzmiller, MD PhD    614-292-8438   
Principal Investigator: Joseph P Kitzmiller, MD PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Bhagwan Satiani, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Michael Go, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Rebecca Jackson, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ohio State University
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Principal Investigator: Joseph P Kitzmiller, MD PhD Ohio State University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Joseph Kitzmiller, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University Identifier: NCT01569854     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: K23-GM1000372-02, K23GM100372
Study First Received: March 30, 2012
Last Updated: April 20, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on October 08, 2015