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Atherosclerosis Monitoring and Atherogenicity Reduction Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01734707
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 28, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Institute for Atherosclerosis Research, Russia

Brief Summary:
This study was designed to estimate the effect of two-year treatment with time-released garlic-based drug Allicor on the progression of carotid atherosclerosis in double-blinded placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Carotid Atherosclerosis Dietary Supplement: Allicor Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : January 2004
Primary Completion Date : January 2005
Study Completion Date : October 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Atherosclerosis
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Allicor
Allicor 150 mg tablet by mouth two times a day
Dietary Supplement: Allicor
Other Name: time-released garlic powder tablets
Placebo Comparator: Sugar pill
Placebo tablet 150 mg by mouth two times a day
Drug: Placebo
Sugar pill manufactured to mimic Allicor 150 mg tablet

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. high-resolution B-mode ultrasonography of common carotid arteries [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]
    Variation in carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) of the far wall of common carotid arteries

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Measure of serum atherogenicity [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]
    Change of the ability of serum to induce cholesterol accumulation in cultured cells

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 74 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men aged 40 to 74 years
  • Subclinical carotid atherosclerosis detected by B-mode ultrasound (increased intima-media thickness 1100-2000 mcm)
  • Arterial normotension or mild arterial hypertension (systolic blood pressure <160 mm Hg, diastolic blood pressure <90 mm Hg)
  • Absence of chronic diseases demanding permanent drug administration (more than 2 month per year)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Personal history or diagnostic of following diseases:

    1. Transient ischemic attacks
    2. Presence of chronic diseases demanding permanent drug administration (more than 2 month per year)
    3. Condition of patients moderate to severe
  • Indications for surgical treatment of atherosclerotic lesions localized in the extracranial brachiocephalic system.
  • Individual intolerance of Allicor or appearance of side effects

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01734707

Russian Federation
Institute for Atherosclerosis Research
Moscow, Russian Federation
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institute for Atherosclerosis Research, Russia

Responsible Party: Institute for Atherosclerosis Research, Russia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01734707     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IAR-AMAR
First Posted: November 28, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 28, 2012
Last Verified: January 2005

Keywords provided by Institute for Atherosclerosis Research, Russia:
intima-media thickness

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carotid Artery Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases