Evaluation of Clinical Efficacy of Pentoxifylline on Patients With Glomerulonephritis

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National Taiwan University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Primary Glomerulonephritis

Treatments

Drug: pentoxifylline

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00154661
152S2

Details and patient eligibility

About

we hypothesize that PTX might be effective in lowering proteinuria by modulating renal MCP-1 production in human glomerulonephritis.

Full description

Pentoxifylline (PTX) is a phosphodiesterase inhibitor that is widely used for the treatment of peripheral vascular occlusive disorders. In addition, PTX has shown its ability to attenuate nephrotic syndrome secondary to membranous glomerulonephritis and lupus nephritis, and to reduce subnephrotic proteinuria due to early and advanced diabetic nephropathy. However, data with respect to its effect on non-nephrotic primary glomerular diseases are lacking. Moreover, while the anti-proteinuric effect of PTX has been largely attributed to down-regulation of TNF-a, it remains unknown whether other mediators, especially MCP-1, are also affected by PTX. Because our previous works have shown that PTX attenuates proteinuria and suppresses renal MCP-1 mRNA expression in experimental glomerulonephritis in rats, we hypothesize that PTX might be effective in lowering proteinuria by modulating renal MCP-1 production in human glomerulonephritis. This study was thereby conducted to investigate the potential anti-proteinuric and anti-MCP-1 effects of PTX in subnephrotic patients with primary glomerular diseases.

Sex

All

Ages

20 to 60 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

* glomerular diseases with subnephrotic proteinuria

Exclusion criteria

* DM, hepatitis, systemic immunologic renal diseases

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Non-Randomized

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

Trial contacts and locations

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