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The Use of Nutropin Depot in HIV-Infected Adult Males

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2006 by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Genentech, Inc.
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First received: February 1, 2006
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Last verified: January 2006
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February 1, 2006
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  • 1) body weight
  • 2) lean tissue mass (LTM).
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  • 1) whole body protein turnover (WBPT)
  • 2) gluconeogenesis
  • 3) bone mineral density and markers of bone turnover
  • 4) fat distribution (lipoatrophy)
  • 5) thymus size
  • 6) T-cell subsets
  • 7) TNF-µ level
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The Use of Nutropin Depot in HIV-Infected Adult Males
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This is a pilot study. We will treat 10 HIV-infected adults (1/2 with lipoatrophy) with GH depot for one year. Results will be compared to data from 10 HIV patients (1/2 with lipoatrophy), treated with Nutropin AQ subcutaneously. The primary endpoint of the study is to determine the effect of GH depot on body weight and lean tissue mass (LTM).

The secondary endpoints are to document changes in: 1) whole body protein turnover (WBPT), 2) gluconeogenesis, 3) bone mineral density and markers of bone turnover, 4) fat distribution (lipoatrophy), 5) thymus size, 6) T-cell subsets, and 7) TNF-µ levels. Adverse events, such as glucose intolerance and edema, will be monitored at every visit.

Patients will be recruited from the HIV clinics at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the Veterans Administration Hospital by direct invitation from Dr. Margolis (adult HIV clinic director and University director for the NIH-ACTG). We will recruit 20 HIV-infected adult males who have been treated with stable protease inhibitor therapy regimen for the past 6 months. One half of the subjects will have evidence of lipoatrophy (as defined by the ACTG29). Each subject will have baseline (BL) measures made, and then will start on GH depot or subcutaneous AQ. Patients will be followed every two weeks for the first six weeks, then every three months for the remainder of the study. Study parameters to be measured include (also see flow chart in appendix):

  • Baseline, 3, 6 and 12 months: OGTT, testosterone level, whole body protein turnover, hepatic glucose production and gluconeogenesis measures, DXA scan (for measuring lean tissue mass and bone density), bone mineral markers, resting energy expenditure, calorie count, T cell subsets, TNF µ levels.
  • Every 3 months: IGF-1 (will obtain every 2 weeks for first 6 weeks), body weight, and post-prandial glucose level.
  • Baseline, 6 and 12 months- CT scan for measurement of thymus size
Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
HIV Infection
  • Drug: Nutropin
  • Procedure: Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Procedure: Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA)
  • Procedure: Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult males ≥ 18 years of age
  • mild to moderate lipoatrophy
  • stable protease inhibitor therapy for at least six months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Con-current supra-infection with acute illness defined by fever or bacterial culture
  • malignancy
  • females
  • diabetes mellitus
  • CNS tumors.
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Genentech, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Dana S Hardin, MD University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
January 2006

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