ER Niacin/Laropiprant Impact on Cardiovascular Markers and Atheroprogression in HIV-infected Individuals on cART (NILACH)
HIV-infected patients are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Large investigations support an inverse correlation between HDL-C levels and coronary heart disease. Therefore a treatment lowering HDL-C such as niacin could reduce the risk of atheroprogression not only through its benefit in terms of lipid profile, but also by reducing atherosclerotic inflammation.
The study aims at showing that a therapy targeting HDL-C increase in HIV-infected patients on suppressive cART has the potential for reducing subclinical atherosclerotic inflammation associated with HIV itself in HIV-individuals on cART.
NILACH is a randomised, multicenter, double blind, placebo controlled, 48 weeks trial to test the effect of the newly marketed niacin/laropiprant on carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in 90 subjects.
- Regimen 1: ER niacin/laropiprant 1g/20 mg for the first 4 weeks and 2g/40mg from week 5 to the end of the study (the titration aims to reduce adverse reactions)
- Regimen 2: ER niacin/laropiprant placebo p.m.
The primary end point is the change in mean common carotid intima-media thickness from baseline and 48 weeks, compared between the niacin/laropiprant group and the placebo group.
The proposed in vivo experiments should provide insights on the potential benefits of niacin treatment of cardiovascular disease in HIV patients. In addition, we will be able to further clarify the role of systemic inflammatory mediators in the development of early atherosclerosis of HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy. Detection and treatment of non-infectious co-morbidities such as cardiovascular diseases have become essential for HIV-infected individuals exposed to lifelong antiretroviral therapy and go beyond mere management of opportunistic infections or virologic suppression.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||ER Niacin/Laropiprant Impact on Cardiovascular Markers and Atheroprogression in HIV-infected Individuals on cART|
- change in mean common carotid intima-media thickness [ Time Frame: 48 weeks ]mean of maximal IMT value will be calculated over three cardiac cycles and for left and right carotid artery at baseline and week 48. The primary endpoint will be assessed by a single investigator in a blinded and anonymized fashion at cIMT Core Facility, Department of Medicine, Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Responsible: Pr Jean-Claude Tardif.
- Mean hs-CRP plasma concentration changes [ Time Frame: 12, 24, 48 weeks ]
- Mean Total Cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, apolipoprotein, triglycerides, and apolipoprotein (apo) Al, B and E levels [ Time Frame: 12, 24, 48 weeks ]
- Mean biomarkers of inflammatory process (fibrinogen, S-VCAM-1, adiponectin, CCL2, CCL3, d-dimer, IL-6, TNF-alpha, Lp-PLA2) changes [ Time Frame: 12, 24, 48 weeks ]
- Clinical MACE: cardiovascular mortality, stroke, acute coronary syndromes, any cardiac arrhythmias, hospitalisation for cardiovascular causes, peripheral artery disease, revascularization. [ Time Frame: one year ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: ER Niacin/laropipant
ER niacin/laropiprant 1g/20 mg for the first 4 weeks and 2g/40mg from week 5 to the end of the study.
Other Name: Tredaptive
Placebo Comparator: ER Niacin/laropipant Placebo
ER niacin/laropiprant placebo p.m.
Procedures for the manufacturing and testing of the placebo are compiled in the IMP/study drug dossier and comply with local regulatory requirements (by GMP certified manufacturer).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01683656
|University Hospital Berne Inselspital|
|Berne, BE, Switzerland, 3010|
|University Hospital Basel|
|Basel, BS, Switzerland, 4031|
|University Hospitals Genève|
|Geneva, GE, Switzerland, 1211|
|Kantonsspital St Gallen|
|St Gallen, SG, Switzerland, 9007|
|EOC Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, civico|
|Lugano, TI, Switzerland, 6903|
|CHUV Cantonal University Hospital Vaud|
|Lausanne, VD, Switzerland, 1011|
|University Hospital Zurich|
|Zurich, ZH, Switzerland|
|Principal Investigator:||Alexandra Calmy, MD||University Hospitals Geneva|