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Effectiveness of Avapro in Obese Normotensive/Hypertensive African Americans (Avapro3)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02386293
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2019 by Gregory Harshfield, Augusta University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 11, 2015
Last Update Posted : June 21, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gregory Harshfield, Augusta University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that hypertension increases the anti-natriuretic effects of an angiotensin receptor antagonist during mental stress in overweight/obese African-American's who retain sodium during mental stress.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypertension Obesity Stress, Psychological Blood Pressure Drug: Irbesartan Other: Placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of Avapro in the Treatment of Salt Sensitivity in Both Normotensive and Untreated Hypertensive Obese African Americans: A Randomized Double Blind Placebo Controlled Trial
Actual Study Start Date : April 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 30, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 30, 2019

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Drug Information available for: Irbesartan

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Sugar pill identical to Avapro provided for 7 day prescription
Other: Placebo
Sugar pill made to look identical to irbesartan intervention.

Active Comparator: Irbesartan
150 mg of Avapro once daily for 7 days.
Drug: Irbesartan
Double blind placebo controlled cross over trial to determine effectiveness of an angiotensin receptor blocker in obese hypertensive African American patients.
Other Name: Avapro

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Urinary sodium excretion rate [ Time Frame: 2 hours ]
    primary variable of interest is the difference in stress induced changes in sodium excretion between placebo and treatment conditions in obese normotensives versus non-obese hypertensives.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hemodynamics [ Time Frame: 2 hours ]
    measures of change in systolic blood pressure compared to changes in sodium excretion in treatment versus placebo in obese normotensives versus non-obese hypertensives.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • of good general health
  • not on any prescription medications
  • between the ages of 18 and 50
  • not pregnant

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not African-American
  • pregnant
  • taking medications that will affect my blood pressure

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02386293

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Contact: Sandra Young-Mayes, BS 7067217698 syoungmayes@augusta.edu
Contact: Michelle Brown, MS 7067219893 mibrown1@augusta.edu

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United States, Georgia
Augusta University Recruiting
Augusta, Georgia, United States, 30912
Contact: Sandra Young-Mayes, BS    706-721-7698    syoungmayes@augusta.edu   
Contact: Michelle Brown, MS    7067219893    mibrown1@augusta.edu   
Principal Investigator: Gregory A Harshfield, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Ryan A Harris, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Yanbin Dong, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Augusta University
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Principal Investigator: Gregory A Harshfield, PhD Augusta University
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Responsible Party: Gregory Harshfield, Director, Augusta University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02386293    
Other Study ID Numbers: 611881
First Posted: March 11, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 21, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Dissemination will be carried out in a variety of ways that will be accessible to other scientists studying psychosocial stress, hypertension, and the control of fluid-electrolyte balance and blood pressure. These include publications made available through PubMed-cited journals and presentations at scientific meetings and various organizations.
Supporting Materials: Study Protocol
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Stress, Psychological
Behavioral Symptoms
Antihypertensive Agents
Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers
Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action