Januvia (Sitagliptin) in Healing Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified October 2014 by Georgetown University
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paul J. Kim, DPM, Georgetown University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: December 13, 2013
Last updated: October 17, 2014
Last verified: October 2014

The primary objective of this study is to compare the rate of healing as well as percent of wounds healed in Type II diabetic patients with chronic foot ulcerations receiving sitagliptin versus placebo.

The hypothesis for this study is that subjects receiving daily doses of sitagliptin in combination with their regular antihyperglycemic medications will result in increased healing rates as well as a greater number of healed wounds as compared to subjects receiving placebo and their regular antihyperglycemic medications.

Condition Intervention Phase
Type II Diabetes
Drug: Sitagliptin
Drug: Placebo
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Evaluating the Efficacy of Januvia (Sitagliptin) in Healing Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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Further study details as provided by Georgetown University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percent Wounds Healed [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Compare the rate of healing as well as percent of wounds healed in Type II diabetic patients with chronic foot ulcerations receiving sitagliptin versus placebo.

Estimated Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: January 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Januvia (Sitagliptin)
Sitagliptin 100 mg a day for 12 weeks
Drug: Sitagliptin
Comparison of Sitagliptin a dipeptidyl-peptidase four (DPP-4) inhibitor 100mg pill with placebo comparator
Other Name: Januvia
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Drug: Placebo
Sugar pill manufactured to mimick Sitagliptin 100mg pill.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female age >18
  • Type II Diabetes with glycated hemoglobin (hemoglobin A1C) of < 11
  • Currently on an oral hyperglycemic medication other than sitagliptin
  • A chronic wound defined as the lack of wound healing progress of <15% per week or 50% over a month period
  • Ankle brachial index of > 0.80
  • Wound located on the foot or ankle (Wagner Grade 1,2)
  • Able to comply with the requirements of the research trial

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current use of dipeptidyl-peptidase four (DPP-4) inhibitor or glucagon like peptide one (GLP-1)agonist
  • End stage renal disease
  • Currently enrolled in another research trial that involves treatment of the wound
  • Active infection of the wound
  • Wound that probes to bone with osteomyelitis (Wagner Grade 3)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02015910

Contact: Paul J Kim, DPM 202-444-3059

United States, District of Columbia
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Recruiting
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007
Contact: Paul Kim, DPM    202-444-3059      
Principal Investigator: Paul Kim, DPM         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Georgetown University
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Principal Investigator: Paul J Kim, DPM Georgetown University
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Responsible Party: Paul J. Kim, DPM, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Georgetown University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02015910     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MISP-RC50959
Study First Received: December 13, 2013
Last Updated: October 17, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Data and Safety Monitoring Board
United States: Federal Government
United States: Food and Drug Administration
United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dipeptidyl-Peptidase IV Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Hypoglycemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protease Inhibitors

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on March 26, 2015