A Clinical Trial of Metformin to Decrease Glucocorticoids Side Effects in Patients With Autoimmune Uveitis
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03525028|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 15, 2018
Last Update Posted : May 15, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Uveitis Metformin Glucocorticoid||Drug: Metformin Drug: Placebo||Not Applicable|
Approval of the study was obtained from the hospital's ethical committee. The study design and methodology followed the tenets of Declaration of Helsinki. All participants were provided with written informed consent and received a thorough explanation of the study design, aims, and the side effect of metformin. This is a multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial research. According to 1:1 ratio, all participants are randomly divided into two groups, the metformin group and placebo group.
According to the fasting blood glucose (FBG), triglycerides (TG),total cholesterol (TC) and body mass index (BMI), the investigators compared experimental group with control group to evaluate whether the use of combination therapy of glucocorticoid and metformin decrease glucocorticoid side effects in participants with autoimmune uveitis.
According to best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), anterior chamber and vitreous inflammation, fluorescence fundus angiography (FFA), electroretinogram (ERG) and so on, the investigators evaluate the anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects of metformin in treatment of autoimmune uveitis.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||138 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Investigator)|
|Official Title:||Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial Research Evaluating the Use of Combination Therapy of Glucocorticoids and Metformin to Decrease Glucocorticoids Side Effects in Patients With Autoimmune Uveitis|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||June 1, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 1, 2023|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 1, 2023|
Experimental: Metformin group
Oral metformin 500 mg once daily for first week, 500 mg twice daily for next 23 weeks. The follow-up treatment according to the participants' condition.
The investigators assumed that the combination therapy of metformin and glucocorticoids can decrease glucocorticoids side effects and synergia the anti-inflammatory and immune inhibitory effect of glucocorticoids. So the investigators use metformin in the experimental group.
Placebo Comparator: Placebo group
Oral placebo 500 mg once daily for first week, 500 mg twice daily for next 23 weeks. The follow-up treatment according to the participants' condition.
The investigators use placebo in the control group.
- The incidence of abnormal metabolic indexes [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]The assessments of abnormal metabolic indexes include any of these outcome measures: FBG≥6.1 mmol/L, TC≥5.2 mmol/L (200 mg/d1), TG≥1.7 mmol/L (150 mg/dl) or BMI increased 1 kg/m^2 than before in the process of follow-up twice in a row.
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|Contact: Xiaomin Zhang, M.D.||+firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital||Recruiting|
|Tianjin, Tianjin, China, 300000|
|Study Director:||Xiaorong Li, M.D.||Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital|