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Registration number
NCT01015794
Ethics application status
Date submitted
29/10/2009
Date registered
18/11/2009
Date last updated
15/02/2013

Titles & IDs
Public title
Activation of Cervical and Upper Thoracic Brown Adipose Tissue in Humans Via Beta-adrenergic Stimulation
Scientific title
Activation of Cervical and Upper Thoracic Brown Adipose Tissue in Humans Via Beta-adrenergic Stimulation
Secondary ID [1] 0 0
404/09
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Obesity 0 0
Condition category
Condition code

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Drugs - ephedrine hydrochloride
Treatment: Drugs - ephedrine hydrochloride

Experimental: Adrenergic agonist -


Treatment: Drugs: ephedrine hydrochloride
single oral dose, 1mg/kg body weight

Treatment: Drugs: ephedrine hydrochloride
single dose of 1 mg/kg body weight

Intervention code [1] 0 0
Treatment: Drugs
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 0 0
BAT activity via PET-CT
Timepoint [1] 0 0
Baseline and 3 weeks

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
healthy group

- Males aged 20 - 40 years

- Free of overt coronary disease (on history, medical examination and ECG)

- Fasting plasma glucose < 6.1 mmol/L and 2 hour OGTT glucose < 7.8 mmol/L

- Unmedicated

- No major illness

- BMI 18 - 25

obese group

- Males aged 20 - 40 years

- Free of overt coronary disease (on history, medical examination and ECG)

- Unmedicated

- No major illness

- BMI 30+

- Weight < 100 kg

- Height < 185 cm

The inclusion criteria (Obese participants) of body weight less than ~100 kg is implemented
as the PET-CT scanner to be utilised (protocol described subsequently) has a limited
patient volume. Therefore to fit within the criteria of BMI > 30, only patients of height
~183 cm or less can be recruited, and inclusion of borderline participants will be
discussed with co-investigators from the Alfred Hospital Nuclear Medicine Department.
Minimum age
20 Years
Maximum age
40 Years
Gender
Males
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Yes
Key exclusion criteria
healthy group

- Unable to give informed consent

- Smokers

- Lactose intolerance

obese group

- Unable to give informed consent

- Smokers

- Lactose intolerance

- Participant in research projects involving ionising radiation within the past 5 years

- claustrophobia

Study design
Purpose of the study
Basic Science
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?
The people receiving the treatment/s
The people administering the treatment/s

The people analysing the results/data
Intervention assignment
Crossover
Other design features
Phase
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
VIC
Recruitment hospital [1] 0 0
Alfred Hospital Heart Centre - Prahran
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
3004 - Prahran

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Other
Name
Bayside Health
Address
Country

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Summary
Brief summary
In this study the investigators aim to quantitate the extent of cervical and upper thoracic
brown adipose tissue (BAT) activation in lean and obese humans via positron emission
tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) in response to the non-specific beta adrenergic
receptor (AR) agonist ephedrine. The investigators hypothesise that this pharmacological
adrenergic stimulus will result in activation of BAT in these participants, and that this
activation will be reduced in obese patients. This study will provide important preliminary
information with respect to allowing the investigators to progress with longer trials with
specific beta 3 AR agonists.
Trial website
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01015794
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 0 0
Address 0 0
Country 0 0
Phone 0 0
Fax 0 0
Email 0 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 0 0
Address 0 0
Country 0 0
Phone 0 0
Fax 0 0
Email 0 0
Contact person for scientific queries

Summary results
Other publications