Effects of Pioglitazone on Platelet Function
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Conditions||diabetes, platelet aggregation, healthy|
|Treatments||pioglitazone and aspirin, pioglitazone, pioglitazone + 81mg aspirin|
|Sponsor||University of Rochester|
|Start date||December 2008|
|End date||June 2010|
|Trial size||40 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00861341, 24695|
The purpose of this study is to determine how pioglitazone and aspirin affect platelets in the blood of diabetic and non-diabetic subjects. Platelets are small cells in the blood that help with blood clotting. Pioglitazone is a drug that is used to lower blood sugar and fats by helping the body to use insulin correctly. Pioglitazone is presently used to treat diabetes but has not been approved for non-diabetics. This study will determine whether pioglitazone reduces the activity of platelets in people who are or are not also taking aspirin.
|Intervention model||single group assignment|
To determine how pioglitazone and aspirin affect platelets in the blood of diabetic and non-diabetic subjects.
time frame: 6-9 days
Male or female participants at least 21 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Subjects must be over 21 years of age and provide written informed consent. - Normal subjects must have a BMI <30 and must not have known cardiovascular disease, Diabetes Mellitus (DM), hyperlipidemia, or hypertension. Diabetic subjects must have previously diagnosed DM. Exclusion Criteria: - Subjects will be excluded if they have hypersensitivity to aspirin or pioglitazone, or if they are receiving warfarin or heparin therapy, are pregnant, or have congestive heart failure or hepatic function impairment. - Subjects must not have taken aspirin or other drugs inhibiting platelet function such as Plavix or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for 7 days. - Subjects will be excluded if they have a history of renal failure, severe liver disease, myeloproliferative disease or other conditions that impair platelet function.
|Official title||Effects of Pioglitazone on Platelet Function|
|Principal investigator||Charles W Francis, MD|
|Description||Blood samples will be taken at time 0 to measure platelet aggregation. 30mg Pioglitazone will be ingested and another blood sample will be obtained 90-180 minutes later for platelet aggregation. After 6-9 days, subjects will ingest 81mg of aspirin. Another blood sample will be obtained 2-24 hours later for baseline determination of platelet aggregation and activation after taking aspirin. Subjects will then ingest 30mg pioglitazone and a final blood sample will be obtained 90-180 minutes later to measure platelet aggregation.|
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