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Aggressive Versus Moderate Glycemic Control in Diabetic Coronary Bypass Patients

This study has been completed.
Eli Lilly and Company
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Harold L. Lazar MD, American Heart Association Identifier:
First received: December 18, 2007
Last updated: June 22, 2015
Last verified: June 2015
entGlycemic control has been found to improve clinical outcomes following Coronary Bypass Surgery. This study tests the hypothesis that obtaining tighter glycemic control(80-120mg/dl) as opposed to more moderate control (120-180mg/dl) will further improve outcomes.

Condition Intervention Phase
Glycemic Control
Drug: IV Insulin drip
Drug: Insulin
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Impact of Aggressive Versus Moderate Glycemic Control on Clinical Outcomes Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery in Diabetic Patients

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by American Heart Association:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of Hypoglycemia [ Time Frame: 24 hours following surgery ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • free fatty acid levels [ Time Frame: 24 hours following surgery ]

Enrollment: 108
Study Start Date: October 2006
Study Completion Date: June 2015
Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1Moderate Glycemic Control
Patients will receive an insulin drip to keep blood glucose levels between 120-180mg/dl
Drug: IV Insulin drip
IV insulin drip at 100units insulin in 100ml saline designed to keep blood glucose between 120-180mg/dl
Active Comparator: 2Aggressive Glycemic Control
Patients will receive an insulin drip designed to maintain serum glucose between 80-120mg/dl
Drug: Insulin
IV insulin drip to keep serum glucose between 80-120mg/dl.

Detailed Description:
150 diabetic patients will be randomized to achieve aggressive glycemic control (80-120mg/dl) vs moderate control (120-180mg/dl) using intravenous insulin infusions beginning at anesthetic induction and continuing for 18 hours following surgery.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All diabetic patients undergoing Coronary Bypass Surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with hepatic and renal failure
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00576394

United States, Massachusetts
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02118
Sponsors and Collaborators
American Heart Association
Eli Lilly and Company
  More Information

Responsible Party: Harold L. Lazar MD, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, American Heart Association Identifier: NCT00576394     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-25760
Study First Received: December 18, 2007
Last Updated: June 22, 2015

Keywords provided by American Heart Association:
Glucose, Insulin

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Insulin, Globin Zinc
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on May 22, 2017