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Glucocorticoid Receptor Antagonism in Subclinical Cushings

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00721201
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 23, 2008
Last Update Posted : May 27, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of reducing the activity of endogenous glucocorticoid in patients with low-grade cortisol excess

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Subclinical Cushing's Drug: Mifepristone Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 6 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Study of the Effect of a Glucocorticoid Receptor Antagonist in Patients With Subclinical Cushings
Study Start Date : November 2008
Primary Completion Date : March 2010
Study Completion Date : March 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Steroids
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Intervention Details:
    Drug: Mifepristone
    Use of mifepristone 200mg bd for 8 weeks

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood pressure [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Glucose homeostasis [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients will be eligible for inclusion if: they are males and over 18, lack clinical features classically associated with Cushing's syndrome; have evidence of excess circulating cortisol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Evidence of local or systemic malignancy; overt Cushing's syndrome; severe uncontrolled diabetes mellitus or hypertension; pregnancy; clinically significantly impaired cardiovascular function (e.g. stage IV cardiac failure); severe liver disease (liver enzymes ≥ 3 x the institutional upper limit of normal range); significantly impaired renal function (eGFR <30/min); uncontrolled severe active infection; treatment with approved or experimental steroidogenesis inhibitors, adrenolytic agents, within four weeks of admission; In women, known endometrial cancer, history of endometrial hyperplasia or vaginal bleeding of unknown cause; requirement for inhaled or systemic glucocorticoids for existing disease; impaired mental capacity or markedly abnormal psychiatric evaluation that precludes informed consent.
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
United Kingdom
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dr John Newell Price University of Sheffield
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr John Newell-Price, University of Sheffield
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00721201     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: STH14791
First Posted: July 23, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 27, 2011
Last Verified: July 2010

Keywords provided by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:
subclinical Cushing's

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Glucocorticoids
Mifepristone
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Abortifacient Agents, Steroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Contraceptives, Oral, Synthetic
Contraceptives, Oral
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Contraceptive Agents
Contraceptives, Postcoital, Synthetic
Contraceptives, Postcoital
Hormone Antagonists
Luteolytic Agents
Menstruation-Inducing Agents