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This is a phase IV, randomized, open-label, parallel-arm, comparative and forced- titration study to compare the efficacy and safety of rosuvastatin versus simvastatin in patients with type 2 DM and dyslipidemia. When comparing the efficacy of rosuvastatin 20 mg with simvastatin 40 mg for the treatment of type 2 DM with dyslipidemia, rosuvastatin 20 mg is superior to simvastatin 40 mg in achieving the combined goal of LDL-C (<100 mg/dL) and non-HDL-C (<130 mg/dL).
The duration of patient participation will be 18 weeks consisting of a 1-week screening period, a 5-week lead-in period, followed by a 12-week treatment period.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Taichung Veterans General Hospital
Taipei Veterans General Hospital,Taiwan
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:37:08-0400
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Diabetes mellitus induced experimentally by administration of various diabetogenic agents or by PANCREATECTOMY.
Urination of a large volume of urine with an increase in urinary frequency, commonly seen in diabetes (DIABETES MELLITUS; DIABETES INSIPIDUS).
A subtype of DIABETES MELLITUS that is characterized by INSULIN deficiency. It is manifested by the sudden onset of severe HYPERGLYCEMIA, rapid progression to DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS, and DEATH unless treated with insulin. The disease may occur at any age, but is most common in childhood or adolescence.
A strain of Rattus norvegicus which is a model for spontaneous insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (DIABETES MELLITUS, INSULIN-DEPENDENT).