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Vascular and Metabolic Effects of Hormone Therapy Combined With L-Arginine in Postmenopausal Women

Launched by NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI) · Dec 9, 2002

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Trial Information

Current as of July 23, 2024

Completed

Keywords

Adhesion Molecules Endothelial Function Inflammation Lipoproteins Nitric Oxide Hormone Therapy Postmenopausal Women

Description

Estrogen therapy has been associated with reduced risk of coronary heart disease events in observational studies of postmenopausal women. Although favorable effects of estrogen on lipoprotein cholesterol levels probably account for much of this benefit, direct vascular effects (vasomotor, hemostatic, anti-inflammatory) regulated by nitric oxide (NO) may also be of importance. We have recently shown that vasodilator effects of estrogen in the coronary circulation are due to enhanced bioactivity of NO released from the endothelium. Estrogen has been shown to stimulate synthesis and activity o...

Gender

Female

Eligibility criteria

  • All volunteer subjects will be assessed for study participation, including a cardiovascular physical examination and resting electrocardiogram. Fasting blood will be taken for SMAC, CBC, thyroid battery, lipid levels, estradiol and FSH levels under screening protocol 94-H-0045. A urine pregnancy test will be performed in women with a uterus and cessation of menses less than 6 months. Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and steroidal drugs (oral, ointment, drops or inhalation) will be stopped 10 days prior to starting the study and discontinued throughout the study.
  • Thirty hypercholesterolemic (LDL greater than 130 mg/dL) postmenopausal women who have not taken estrogenic hormone, antioxidant vitamins (A, C, E), or lipid-lowering therapy in the preceding 2 months will be selected to take part in this double-blind, cross-over study.
  • No subjects with plasma estradiol level greater than 50 pg/ml and FSH less than 50 pg/ml.
  • No subjects with blood pressure greater than 160/100 mm/Hg (off medication).
  • No subjects smoking cigarettes within 6 months.
  • No pregnant subjects.
  • No subjects with a history of deep venous thrombosis/pulmonary embolus.
  • No subjects with important chronic medical conditions (cancer, coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, COPD, renal disease) other than hypothyroidism if the subject is euthyroid on thyroid replacement.
  • No subjects who refuse to follow nitrate-restricted diet for 3 days prior to each study.

Attachments

readout_NCT00001752_2024-07-23.pdf

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NCT00001752_study_protocol.pdf

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About company

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, /ˈnaɪ.æd/) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIAID's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

Contacts

JC

Jennifer Cobb

Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Locations

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

People applied

Timeline

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Estimated completion

Not reported

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