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Efficacy of Simvastatin for the Treatment of COPD

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02070133
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 25, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 25, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Fundació d'investigació Sanitària de les Illes Balears
Cimera
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ernest Sala, Hospital Son Espases

Brief Summary:
To evaluate in patients with stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) the efficacy of statins (simvastatin) on: (1) endothelial function; (2) systemic inflammation; (3)BODE (B: body mass , O: bronchial obstruction, D: dyspnea and, E: exercise tolerance) index; (4) Uric acid; and, (5)vascular growth factors. Design: a 12 weeks randomized (1:1), double-blind, placebo control study. Population: 18 males with stable COPD between 40-80 years of age, exsmokers, with Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) between 30 and 80% predicted post-bronchodilation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Drug: Simvastatin Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 18 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Study on the Efficacy of Statins for the Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Study Start Date : May 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: COPD Lung Diseases
Drug Information available for: Simvastatin

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Simvastatin
Patients with COPD will receive simvastatin 40 mg once a day for 12 weeks
Drug: Simvastatin
Simvastatin 40 mg once a day during 12 weeks

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Patients with COPD will receive placebo once a day during 12 weeks
Drug: Placebo
Placebo once a day during 12 weeks




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Endothelial Dysfunction (Arterial Stiffness) [ Time Frame: Day 1 and day 84 (end of of week 12) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Systemic inflammation [ Time Frame: Day 1 and day 84 (end of of week 12) ]
  2. BODE index [ Time Frame: Day 1 and day 84 (end of of week 12) ]
  3. Uric acid [ Time Frame: Day 1 and day 84 (end of of week 12) ]
  4. Vascular growth factors [ Time Frame: Day 1 and day 84 (end of of week 12) ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Stable COPD between 40-80 years of age, exsmokers, with FEV1 lower that 80% predicted post-bronchodilation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe co-morbidity (advanced-stage cancer, tuberculosis affecting more than a third of the total lung parenchyma, pneumonectomy, pneumoconiosis, left cardiac failure previously reported, known cardiopathy with ventricular dysfunction (ejection fraction < 45%) or any cardiovascular disease, Diabetes Mellitus treated with insulin, Hypercholesterolemia, Chronic inflammatory diseases (asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, lung fibrosis, autoimmune diseases), Treatment with systemic steroid, non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or stains within 3 months prior to inclusion.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02070133


Locations
Spain
Fundacio Caubet-CIMERA
Bunyola, Illes Balears, Spain, 07110
Hospital Son Espases
Palma Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain, 07010
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Universitari Son Dureta
Fundació d'investigació Sanitària de les Illes Balears
Cimera
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ernest Sala, MD Hospital Son Espases, Palma Mallorca

Responsible Party: Ernest Sala, Medical Doctor, Hospital Son Espases
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02070133     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EC08/00123
First Posted: February 25, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 25, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014

Keywords provided by Ernest Sala, Hospital Son Espases:
Chronic Bronchitis
Statins
Endothelial dysfunction
Systemic inflammation
BODE index
Uric acid
Vascular growth factors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Simvastatin
Anticholesteremic Agents
Hypolipidemic Agents
Antimetabolites
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Lipid Regulating Agents
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors