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A phase 2a, randomized, double-blind 28-day study of TZP-102 a ghrelin receptor agonist for diabetic gastroparesis
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2013 (English)In: Neurogastroenterology and Motility, ISSN 1350-1925, E-ISSN 1365-2982, Vol. 25, no 2, e140-e150 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Background Gastroparesis causes significant morbidity and treatment options are limited. TZP-102 a novel, macrocyclic, selective, oral ghrelin receptor agonist, was evaluated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in patients with diabetic gastroparesis. Methods A total of 92 outpatients were randomized to once-daily administrations of 10-mg (n=22), 20-mg (n=21), 40-mg (n=23) TZP-102 or placebo (n=26). The primary endpoint was the change from baseline in gastric half-emptying time (T1/2) utilizing 13C-breath test methodology and secondary endpoints included symptom improvement using patient-reported gastroparesis symptom scores (PAGI-SYM questionnaire) and patient and physician overall treatment evaluations (OTE). Key Results Gastric T1/2 changes were not statistically significant between TZP-102 and placebo after 28days of treatment at any dose. Clinical improvements (-1.0 to -1.4 point mean decrease in symptom severity) occurred in the Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index (GCSI) component of the PAGI-SYM, which was significant vs placebo for all TZP-102 doses combined. Improvements became evident after 1week of treatment. Significantly, more patients given TZP-102 (any dose) had a 50% reduction in baseline GCSI score (28.8%vs 7.7% placebo). Safety profiles were similar across groups. All TZP-102 doses were well-tolerated with no adverse cardiac, weight, or glucose control outcomes. Conclusions & Inferences TZP-102 for 28days, at doses of 10-40mg once daily, was well-tolerated and resulted in a reduction in symptoms of gastroparesis. The lack of correlation between symptom improvement and gastric emptying change is consistent with previous studies in diabetic gastroparesis, and emphasizes the value of patient-defined outcomes in determining therapeutic benefit.

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2013. Vol. 25, no 2, e140-e150 p.
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Diabetes type 1, Diabetes type 2, Diabetic gastroparesis, Gastroparesis, Oral ghrelin receptor agonist
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-194865DOI: 10.1111/nmo.12064ISI: 000313891300005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-194865DiVA: diva2:606740
Available from: 2013-02-20 Created: 2013-02-19 Last updated: 2013-02-25Bibliographically approved

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