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An add-on Study to the FIGARO-DKD Study Called FIGARO-BM to Learn About the Link Between Biomarkers (Substances in the Blood Used as Indicators of Biological Processes, Disease Processes or Responses to Medication) and Finerenone in FIGARO-DKD Participants

Researchers are looking for a better way to treat people who have chronic kidney disease (CKD), a long-term, progressive decrease in the kidneys' ability to work properly. When CKD happens in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels, CKD is also referred to as diabetic kidney disease (DKD). FIGARO-BM is an add-on study in which blood draws that were collected in the FIGARO-DKD study are further analyzed. No additional blood draws (also referred to as biological samples) or data will be obtained from the participants, nor will any additional or new study intervention be introduced. No visit or patient contact other than for obtaining the agreement by the patients (also called informed consent) will be required. Inflammation and scarring are both seen as responsible for worsening of chronic kidney disease. There is much information from animal studies that the study treatment finerenone (BAY94-8862) works against inflammation and against scarring (also called fibrosis) in organs such as the kidney. In this exploratory study researchers want to learn more about the study treatment finerenone (BAY94-8862). To find this out, this study will examine substances called biomarkers in blood draws from participants in the FIGARO-DKD study. Biomarkers are used as indicators of biological processes, disease processes or responses to medication. The biomarkers that will be examined stand for inflammation, organ scarring (also called fibrosis), blood vessel function and congestion. The main question of this study is whether there are differences between these biomarkers in the group of participants who received finerenone and the group of participants who received a placebo in the FIGARO-DKD study. A placebo looks like a treatment but does not have any medicine in it. To answer this question, the researchers will compare the levels of these biomarkers between the two groups at different time points after starting the study treatment. Blood samples for this study will be obtained from FIGARO-DKD study sites with a high number of participants who had been treated with finerenone or placebo for at least 24 months. This information will be combined with other information from biomarker examinations already available in the FIGARO-DKD study.

Reservoir, VictoriaStart: August 2021
Study on the Safety of the Drug Runcaciguat and How Well it Works When Given at the Highest Dose as Tolerated by Individual Patient Whose Kidneys Are Not Working Properly and Suffering at the Same Time From High Blood Sugar and/or High Blood Pressure and a Disease of the Heart and the Blood Vessels.

Researchers in this study want to learn more about the safety of the drug runcaciguat and how well it works when given at the highest dose as tolerated by the individual patient whose kidneys are not working properly and suffering at the same time from high blood sugar and/or high blood pressure and a disease of the heart and the blood vessels. Runcaciguat is a new drug under development for the improvement of kidney function. It works by activating proteins that helps to dilate blood vessels, including vessels in the kidneys. This can improve blood flow in kidney and may slow down the progression of kidney disease. This dilative effect can also influence the heart rate and blood pressure. Researchers also wants to find the best dose of the drug during the study. Participants in this study will receive either runcaciguat or placebo tablets every morning for 8 weeks. A placebo looks like the study drug but does not have any active medicine in it. On a weekly basis, the dose of the runcaciguat will be increased step by step. In total, participants will visit the doctors about 10 times, and the observation will last for about 16 weeks. Blood and urine samples will collected from the participants.

Ramat GanStart: September 2020
A Study to Learn More About Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)

In this observational study, data from the past of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease will be studied. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a condition in which the body does not make enough of a hormone called insulin or does not use insulin well. This results in high blood sugar levels. About half of people with T2DM also have a condition called chronic kidney disease (CKD). In people with CKD, the kidneys' ability to work as how it should decreases over time. In this study, researchers want to learn more about the CKD in T2DM patients in Alberta, Canada. This will help them to know the chances to improve the care of these patients. The researchers will look at the health information from adult men and women in Alberta who were diagnosed with T2DM before 2018 and visited a doctor to have check-ups in 2018. They will find out about how many of these people had CKD and how severe their CKD was. The researchers will collect data about the age and gender of these patients, how long they had T2DM and if they had other related medical problems. The researchers will also learn how these patients were treated based on their kidney condition and how much money was spent on these treatments. This study will collect information from the health records of about 270,000 patients with T2DM who were living in Alberta, Canada. This information will come from the Alberta Kidney Disease Network (AKDN) database. Besides this data collection, no further tests or examinations are planned in this study.

Multiple LocationsStart: August 2021