Homocysteine Study (HOST)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00032435
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 22, 2002
Last Update Posted : October 15, 2010
Pan American Laboratories
Abbott Diagnostics Division
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VA Office of Research and Development

Brief Summary:
The primary objective of this study is to test the hypothesis that administration of folate, pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) in high doses to patients with advanced chronic renal failure or end stage renal disease and abnormally high plasma homocysteine levels will lower the homocysteine levels and the death rate compared to patients who receive placebo. The secondary objective is to test the hypothesis that intake of the vitamins compared to placebo decreases the incidence of myocardial infarction, disabling stroke, and amputation of a lower extremity and, in hemodialysis patients, thrombosis of the vascular access.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
End Stage Renal Disease Renal Failure Drug: PAL-40 Active Drug: PAL-40 Placebo Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 2003 participants
Masking: Double
Official Title: CSP #453 - Homocysteinemia in Kidney and Endstage Renal Disease Study (HOST)
Study Start Date : May 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2006

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
PAL-40 Active
Drug: PAL-40 Active
Placebo Comparator: 2
PAL-40 Placebo
Drug: PAL-40 Placebo

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients will be screened by their plasma homocysteine concentration. They must have a level of at least 15 mM/L to be enrolled in the study.

Patients will be excluded by any of the following criteria: age less than 21 years, expected life span less than 6 months, pregnancy, metastatic cancer, end-stage liver disease, treatment with methotrexate, other anti-folate medication or anticonvulsants, unreliable or likely noncompliant, participation in another long-term trial, or unwilling or unable to give informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00032435

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United States, Alabama
VA Medical Center, Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35233
United States, California
Health Economics Resource Center (HERC), Menlo Park
Menlo Park, California, United States, 94025
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94304-1290
VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego
San Diego, California, United States, 92161
United States, Colorado
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80220
United States, Connecticut
VA Connecticut Health Care System (West Haven)
West Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06516
United States, District of Columbia
VA Medical Center, DC
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20422
United States, Florida
VA Medical Center, Bay Pines
Bay Pines, Florida, United States, 33708
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32608
VA Medical Center, Miami
Miami, Florida, United States, 33125
West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, 33410
United States, Illinois
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
Hines, Illinois, United States, 60141-5000
United States, Indiana
Richard Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202-2884
United States, Louisiana
Southeast Veterans Healthcare System, New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112
United States, Massachusetts
VA Medical Center, Jamaica Plain Campus
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02130
United States, Michigan
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48113
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
United States, Minnesota
VA Medical Center, Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55417
United States, Mississippi
G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, Jackson
Jackson, Mississippi, United States, 39216
United States, Missouri
VA Medical Center, Kansas City MO
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64128
United States, New York
VA Medical Center, Bronx
Bronx, New York, United States, 10468
VA Western New York Healthcare System at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14215
New York Harbor HCS
New York, New York, United States, 10010
VA Medical Center, Northport
Northport, New York, United States, 11768
VA Medical Center, Syracuse
Syracuse, New York, United States, 13210
United States, Ohio
VA Medical Center, Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
VA Medical Center, Dayton
Dayton, Ohio, United States, 45428
United States, Oregon
VA Medical Center, Portland
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97201
United States, Pennsylvania
VA Pittsburgh Health Care System
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15240
United States, South Carolina
Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29401-5799
United States, Tennessee
VA Medical Center, Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38104
United States, Texas
VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75216
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (152)
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
United States, Virginia
Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23249
United States, Washington
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98108
United States, Wisconsin
Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53295-1000
Puerto Rico
VA Medical Center, San Juan
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00921
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Pan American Laboratories
Abbott Diagnostics Division
Study Chair: Rex L. Jamison VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jamison, Rex - Study Chair, Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier: NCT00032435     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 453
First Posted: March 22, 2002    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 15, 2010
Last Verified: October 2010

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
vitamin B6

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic