Study protocol; Thyroid hormone Replacement for Untreated older adults with Subclinical hypothyroidism - a randomised placebo controlled Trial (TRUST).

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Etat: Serval
Version: Final published version
ID Serval
serval:BIB_428A147041FF
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Study protocol; Thyroid hormone Replacement for Untreated older adults with Subclinical hypothyroidism - a randomised placebo controlled Trial (TRUST).
Périodique
BMC endocrine disorders
Auteur(s)
Stott D.J., Gussekloo J., Kearney P.M., Rodondi N., Westendorp R.G., Mooijaart S., Kean S., Quinn T.J., Sattar N., Hendry K., Du Puy R., Den Elzen W.P., Poortvliet R.K., Smit J.W., Jukema J.W., Dekkers O.M., Blum M., Collet T.H., McCarthy V., Hurley C., Byrne S., Browne J., Watt T., Bauer D., Ford I.
ISSN
1472-6823 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1472-6823
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
03/02/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
17
Numéro
1
Pages
6
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Randomized Controlled Trial
Publication Status: epublish
Résumé
Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is a common condition in elderly people, defined as elevated serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) with normal circulating free thyroxine (fT4). Evidence is lacking about the effect of thyroid hormone treatment. We describe the protocol of a large randomised controlled trial (RCT) of Levothyroxine treatment for SCH.
Participants are community-dwelling subjects aged ≥65 years with SCH, diagnosed by elevated TSH levels (≥4.6 and ≤19.9 mU/L) on a minimum of two measures ≥ three months apart, with fT4 levels within laboratory reference range. The study is a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled parallel group trial, starting with levothyroxine 50 micrograms daily (25 micrograms in subjects <50Kg body weight or known coronary heart disease) with titration of dose in the active treatment group according to TSH level, and a mock titration in the placebo group. The primary outcomes are changes in two domains (hypothyroid symptoms and fatigue / vitality) on the thyroid-related quality of life questionnaire (ThyPRO) at one year. The study has 80% power (at p = 0.025, 2-tailed) to detect a change with levothyroxine treatment of 3.0% on the hypothyroid scale and 4.1% on the fatigue / vitality scale with a total target sample size of 750 patients. Secondary outcomes include general health-related quality of life (EuroQol), fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events, handgrip strength, executive cognitive function (Letter Digit Coding Test), basic and instrumental activities of daily living, haemoglobin, blood pressure, weight, body mass index and waist circumference. Patients are monitored for specific adverse events of interest including incident atrial fibrillation, heart failure and bone fracture.
This large multicentre RCT of levothyroxine treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism is powered to detect clinically relevant change in symptoms / quality of life and is likely to be highly influential in guiding treatment of this common condition.
Clinicaltrials.gov NCT01660126 ; registered 8th June 2012.

Mots-clé
Aged, Blood Banks, Clinical Protocols, Double-Blind Method, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Humans, Hypothyroidism/drug therapy, Patient Safety, Thyroxine/administration & dosage
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
14/02/2017 12:10
Dernière modification de la notice
08/05/2019 17:44
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