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Effects of Rosiglitazone on Renal Hemodynamics and Proteinuria of Type 2 Diabetic Patients With Renal Insufficiency Due to Overt Diabetic Nephropathy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Technische Universität Dresden Identifier:
First received: May 9, 2006
Last updated: October 27, 2011
Last verified: October 2011


To evaluate how rosiglitazone does influence the renal plasma flow, the glomerular filtration rate and the degree of proteinuria in type 2 diabetic patients with renal insufficiency due to overt diabetic nephropathy.


Diabetic nephropathy is a world wide public health concern of increasing proportions. It has become the most common single cause of end-stage renal disease in the United States and in Europe. Previous studies have already found agents modifying the renin-angiotensin-system (ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blocker) to retard diabetic nephropathy. These agents are likely to exert multiple effects in the kidney. One of them appear to be their known ability to improve endothelial function and to change renal glomerular hemodynamics.

In a previous study we demonstrated an improvement of renal endothelial dysfunction in type 2 diabetic patients without end organ damage after treatment with rosiglitazone. In that study, rosiglitazone significantly reduced glomerular hyperfiltration. This was associated with a reduction of urinary albumin excretion. The observed effects are potentially important in the context of renal protection, provided that a similar beneficial effect of rosiglitazone is demonstrable in overt diabetic nephropathy (renal insufficiency, hypertension, proteinuria).

Hypothesis Rosiglitazone decreases proteinuria and improves renal hemodynamic function in patients with chronic renal insufficiency due to overt diabetic nephropathy.

Condition Intervention
Type 2 Diabetes
Overt Diabetic Nephropathy
Drug: Rosiglitazone
Drug: Placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Rosiglitazone on Renal Hemodynamics and Proteinuria of Type 2 Diabetic Patients With Renal Insufficiency Due to Overt Diabetic Nephropathy

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proteinuria [ Time Frame: at baseline and after 6 and 12 mo of treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Renal Hemodynamic [ Time Frame: at baseline and after 6 and 12 mo of tretament ]
  • Renal Function [ Time Frame: at abseline and after 6 and 12 mo ]
  • Adverse Event [ Time Frame: every month or at occurence ]
  • HbA1c [ Time Frame: at baseline and after 6 and 12 mo ]

Enrollment: 28
Study Start Date: August 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Rosiglitazone Drug: Rosiglitazone
4 mg tablets, bid, 12 months
Placebo Comparator: placebo Drug: Placebo
2 tablets per day


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

type 2 diabetes mellitus -age between 40 and 75 years -well controlled HbA1c (< 7.5%) -chronic renal failure (creatinin clearance between 70 and 30 mL/(min x 1.73 m²) according to the Cockroft equation) -proteinuria > 300 mg / 24 hours

Exclusion Criteria:

type 1 diabetes -poorly controlled type 2 diabetes (HbA1c > 7.5%) or unstable blood glucose during the day (capillary blood glucose self monitoring) -elevation of ALT, AST or GGT more than 2.5 fold the upper normal value -CHF (more than grade 1 of NYHA) -uncontrolled hypertension -malignant tumorous disorder -hyper- or hypothyroidism -pregnant women -nursing women

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00324675

University hospital Dresden
Dresden, Germany, 01307
Sponsors and Collaborators
Technische Universität Dresden
Principal Investigator: Frank Pistrosch, M.D. Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University hospital Dresden
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Technische Universität Dresden Identifier: NCT00324675     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DN 2
Study First Received: May 9, 2006
Results First Received: September 15, 2011
Last Updated: October 27, 2011

Keywords provided by Technische Universität Dresden:
type 2 diabetes,
glomerular filtration rate,
renal plasma flow,
endothelial dysfunction,
diabetic nephropathy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency
Diabetic Nephropathies
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Diabetes Complications
Urination Disorders
Urological Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Hypoglycemic Agents
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