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FimAsartaN proTeinuriA SusTaIned reduCtion in comparison with losartan in diabetic chronic kidney disease (FANTASTIC): study protocol for randomized controlled trial
Trials volume 18, Article number: 632 (2017)
Fimasartan is the ninth angiotensin receptor blocker to be developed. However, it has not yet been evaluated for reno-protective effects in hypertensive diabetic chronic kidney disease (CKD). The target blood pressure (BP) for hypertensive diabetic CKD is also a controversial topic. This trial was designed to assess the reno-protective effects of fimasartan compared to those of losartan as a primary outcome. This study also compares the two drugs with regard to cardiovascular and renal outcomes in accordance with target systolic BP (SBP) (as secondary outcomes).
This study is a prospective, phase III, randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, non-inferiority, four-parallel group, dose-titration, multicenter trial. We recruit patients with hypertensive diabetic CKD with overt proteinuria. Participants will be randomized into four groups (1:1:1:1): fimasartan standard SBP control (SBP < 140 mmHg); fimasartan strict SBP control (SBP < 130 mmHg); losartan standard SBP control; and losartan strict SBP control. After 24 weeks, all individuals are treated with fimasartan for an additional 120 weeks in an open-label design, maintaining their assigned SBP control groups as randomized. The primary endpoint is the rate of change in proteinuria, which is assessed using the spot urine albumin–creatinine ratio at 24 weeks. The secondary endpoints are the cardiovascular and renal outcomes at 144 weeks compared between the strict SBP and standard SBP control groups.
The FANTASTIC is a clinical study to provide: (1) the reno-protective effect of fimasartan; and (2) the target BP to reduce adverse outcomes in hypertensive diabetic CKD with overt proteinuria.
Clinicaltrials.gov, NCT02620306. Registered on 1 December 2015.
Hypertension affects approximately 40% of adults worldwide  and about two-thirds of patients with diabetes have concomitant hypertension . Both hypertension and diabetes have a variety of vascular complications, including macrovascular and microvascular effects. The macrovascular complications of hypertension and diabetes include coronary artery disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. The microvascular complications include retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy. Hypertension and diabetes also increase the risk of developing new-onset chronic kidney disease (CKD) . The progression of CKD is accompanied by microvascular complications. CKD increases a patient’s risk of stroke, coronary artery disease, and all-cause mortality. The annual mortality rate of those patients who progress to require dialysis is about 10–20% [4, 5].
Given the association between CKD and cardiovascular disease, it is important to suppress CKD progression in patients with both hypertension and diabetes. The degree of baseline proteinuria is correlated to the future progression of CKD [6,7,8]. High albuminuria was shown to be associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, first hospitalization for heart failure, unstable angina, coronary or peripheral revascularization, and cardiovascular death . Recent evidence has shown that reducing proteinuria can prevent the progression of CKD. Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) have also been shown to reduce CKD progression of CKD [10,11,12,13,14]. Most hypertension guidelines recommend that angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) or ARBs be used in patients with hypertensive diabetes [15,16,17]. There are few studies that directly compare the renal efficacy of two ARBs in hypertensive diabetes. In one comparison study of hypertensive type 2 diabetic patients with overt nephropathy, telmisartan were found to have similar renal efficacy to valsartan . In another comparison study, telmisartan was found to be superior to losartan at reducing the geometric mean urinary protein–creatinine ratio without a change in blood pressure (BP), dietary sodium, or estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) . Therefore, although ARBs have a reno-protective class effect, there are relative differences in each drug’s efficacy.
Fimasartan was the ninth ARB approved for the treatment of hypertension by the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in 2010; it entered the market in 2011 . Its chemical characteristics are as follows: 2-n-butyl-5-dimethylaminothiocarbonyl methyl-6-methyl-3-([2’-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl) biphenyl-4-yl] methyl) pyrimidin-4(3H)-one); molecular formula, C27H31N7OS; molecular weight, 501.65; formally known as BR-A-657. Despite the proven antihypertensive effect, however, the renal efficacy and safety of fimasartan in hypertensive diabetic CKD have not been studied or compared to those of other ARBs. Therefore, this randomized multicenter clinical trial compares the renal efficacy and safety of fimasartan to those of losartan, which has already been shown to have a renal protective effect .
The target BP in diabetic CKD remains controversial. There are inconsistencies in the current guidelines regarding target BP for patients with diabetic CKD from KDIGO (Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes), ESC (European Society of Cardiology), and JNC (Joint National Committee) 8 [15, 16, 21]. The current KDIGO guideline recommends that the target goal is a systolic BP (SBP) < 130 mmHg and diastolic BP (DBP) < 80 mmHg in diabetic CKD, with a urine albumin excretion > 30 mg/day.  The JNC 8 panel recommends that hypertensive adults with diabetic or non-diabetic CKD keep their BP < 140/90 mmHg. 
Thus, the purpose of the present study, FimAsartaN proTeinuriA SusTaIned reduCtion in comparison with losartan in diabetic chronic kidney disease (FANTASTIC) trial, is to investigate the reno-protective effect of fimasartan in comparison with losartan in patients within a diabetic CKD group and we also aim to evaluate the long-term effect of strict SBP control on renal and cardiovascular outcomes in comparison with standard SBP control.
The FANTASTIC study is a randomized, multi-centered, double-blind, four-parallel group, dose-titration, phase III study. This study was designed to compare the efficacy of fimasartan (study group) and losartan (control group) with regard to the rate of change in proteinuria. It also compares the adverse outcomes between strict BP control and standard BP control in patients with hypertensive diabetic CKD with overt proteinuria. Forty clinical research centers (19 nephrology, 14 cardiology, and seven endocrinology) participated in this trial and all research centers are comprised of the tertiary university hospital. This study is sponsored by an investigator-initiated grant by Boryung Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. It was registered at http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ before participant recruitment (NCT02620306). All participants will provide written informed consent based on documents approved by each university Institutional Review Board.
Inclusion and exclusion criteria
Patients are screened for the following four required conditions: high BP; CKD; overt proteinuria (or macroalbuminuria); and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The detailed inclusion criteria are described in Table 1. The exclusion criteria are described in Table 2. Finally, after learning about the study, patients voluntarily provided written consent to participate.
Included individuals go through a single-blind placebo run-in period for at least four weeks. During this period, any treatment with ACEI/ARBs for hypertension will be discontinued. However, other antihypertensive drugs are administered without changing the regimens or doses. During the placebo run-in period, the participant is instructed to measure his/her own BP with a provided oscillometric automatic device more than once a day. Individuals are instructed to visit the study site in the event of SBP ≥ 180 mmHg or onset of any symptoms of suspected hypertension (e.g. headache, dyspnea, chest discomfort, vomiting, and neurologic symptoms). In this situation, additional antihypertensive drugs (other than ACEIs/ARBs) are introduced or adjustments were made to the doses of the patient’s other medications as appropriate. After the placebo run-in period is completed for at least four weeks, tests for eligibility assessment are performed at the visit before baseline (Visit 2).
The individuals are finally selected at baseline (Visit 3). An independent group not involved with study implementation creates a randomization schedule for study drug labelling and randomization is stratified by study site. Eligible participants are randomized into one of the following four groups in a 1:1:1:1 ratio using the interactive web-based randomization system, Fimasartan group A, Fimasartan group B, Losartan group A, and Losartan group B. Group A is a standard BP control group (SBP < 140 mmHg), while Group B is a strict BP control group (SBP < 130 mmHg). The randomized participants are treated with the investigational product (fimasartan or losartan) corresponding to each treatment group for 24 weeks on double-blind (physician and patient). After that, all individuals take fimasartan for an additional 120 weeks in an open-label study conducted with two groups (in accordance with BP control). The eligible participants provide written consent for participation in the open-label study and clinical study (Fig. 1).
Methods of dose administration
Either the study drug (fimasartan 60 mg/day) or control drug (losartan 50 mg/day) is administered at the time of randomization and maintained during the double-blind study period. The dose is titrated if the patient BP dose not meets the targeted level at each visit after Visit 4. The dose titrations are made at the discretion of the investigator based on the measured SBP. Fimasartan 60 mg or losartan 50 mg are uptitrated to fimasartan 120 mg or losartan 100 mg, respectively. At subsequent visits, additional antihypertensive therapy is added, excluding ACEIs or ARBs, in the following order: dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers; diuretics; β-blockers; α-blockers; and direct vasodilators (see Fig. 1). When additional antihypertensive drugs are administered, the dose is increased one level at a time. If the additional medication is still needed before the next visit because of continued uncontrolled BP, the dose can be titrated to the next level by making an unscheduled visit. This decision is made by the investigator. The investigator can also change the order of additional drugs administered in consideration of any antihypertensive drug that the subject have already taken. The drug dose can also be decreased in order to satisfy the BP control criteria or in the case of adverse events. However, the doses of other antihypertensive drugs (excluding fimasartan/losartan) are the first to be decreased when doses are adjusted. The doses of fimasartan and losartan are not changed if possible. Any individuals who cannot tolerate the BP control process does not continue the clinical study.
The participants visit the hospital a total of seven times during the study: the screening visit; visit before baseline; baseline visit; visit 4 (four weeks); visit 5 (eight weeks); visit 6 (12 weeks); and visit 7 (24 weeks). Scheduled tests and evaluations are performed at each visit. The BP control is single-blinded in order to allow identification of the strict BP control and standard BP control groups, because the investigator should check the individual’s target BP during each follow-up. After visit 7, a two-parallel study is performed to confirm the efficacy and safety of the drug in the standard and strict BP control groups. The individuals participate in visits every 12 weeks (36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 132, and 144 weeks) for efficacy and safety assessment (Fig. 2). All of the participants take fimasartan during the open-label study period. The individuals taking losartan during the double-blind study period will be change their drug to the equivalent dose of fimasartan. If the targeted BP cannot be reached, the dose titration method will be used in the double-blind study period (see Fig. 1).
Blood pressure and biochemical measurements
The reported BP is the mean BP from three measurements on the selected arm. Proteinuria is measured from the spot urine albumin–creatinine ratio (ACR) based on the first urine in the morning. The eGFR is calculated using the modified Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) equation .
Primary and secondary endpoints
The primary endpoint is the rate of change in proteinuria in the fimasartan group and the losartan group from baseline to 24 weeks.
The major secondary endpoints are cardiovascular composite endpoints and renal composite endpoints. The cardiovascular composite endpoints are defined as the time to the first occurrence of any of the following (in accordance with the BP control criteria): myocardial infarction; stroke; hospitalization due to heart failure; unstable angina; coronary revascularization; peripheral revascularization; or all-cause mortality. The renal composite endpoints include any of the following (in accordance with the BP control criteria): the time to serum creatinine concentration doubling from baseline; the time to progression to end stage renal disease (ESRD) (as confirmed by the initiation of long-term dialysis or renal transplantation); and all-cause mortality.
Other secondary endpoints
The other secondary endpoints are summarized as follows: (1) the rate of change in proteinuria in the fimasartan and losartan groups from baseline to weeks 4, 8, and 12; (2) the change in proteinuria in the fimasartan and losartan groups from baseline to weeks 4, 8, and 12; (3) the rate and amount of change in eGFR in the fimasartan and losartan groups from baseline to weeks 4, 8, 12, and 24; (4) the proportion of individuals who developed microalbuminuria (urine ACR < 300 mg/g) in the fimasartan and losartan groups at weeks 4, 8, 12, and 24; (5) the proportion of individuals with ≥ 30% decrease in albuminuria in the fimasartan and losartan groups from baseline to weeks 4, 8, 12, and 24; (6) the proportion of participants with ≥ 50% decrease in eGFR in the fimasartan and losartan groups from baseline to weeks 4, 8, 12, and 24: (7) the rate and amount of change in albuminuria from baseline to weeks 4, 8, 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96, 120, and 144 in accordance with the BP control criteria; (8) the rate and amount of change in eGFR from baseline to weeks 4, 8, 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96, 120, and 144 in accordance with the BP control criteria; (9) the proportion of individuals with a change in microalbuminuria (urine ACR < 300 mg/g) at weeks 4, 8, 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96, 120, and 144 in accordance with the BP control criteria; (10) the proportion of participants with ≥ 30% decrease in albuminuria from baseline to weeks 4, 8, 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96, 120, and 144 in accordance with the BP control criteria; and (11) the proportion of individuals with ≥ 50% decrease in eGFR from baseline to weeks 4, 8, 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96, 120, and 144 in accordance with the BP control criteria.
The safety assessments include laboratory tests (hematology/blood chemistry, urinalysis), electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, physical examination, orthostatic hypotension assessment, and changes in body weight and pulse rate. At least once after randomization, any adverse events that occurred after administration of the investigational product are assessed. All adverse events are summarized and presented by treatment group with respect to severity, relationship to the investigational product, and outcome.
Data collection and management
The electronic case report form (eCRF) is developed by supervision of Boryung pharm’s data management (DM) team before first enrollment. Data entry will be performed by the investigators and clinical research coordinators at the participating sites using a web-based database: Medidata Rave™ (Medidata Solutions, Inc., http://www.mdsol.com). Rave™ is a commercial system designed to capture, manage, and report clinical research data. And Medidata Rave™ supports electronic record and electronic signature requirements, audit trail including US 21 CRF part 11. Through this system, each participating site is assigned a unique code, as identified by the study team. All staff is trained in using eCRF in advance and then is given each EDC (Electronic Data Capture)’s role. The DM team also provided at each site on the data entry and data monitoring guide book. All participating sites will use the same CRFs. If responses to the initial inclusion and exclusion criteria provided by the individual performing the data entry fulfill study criteria, the system will dynamically generate randomization and data validation process. All DM tasks are performed by Data Management Plan (DMP). We designed the eCRF and set up all DM process according the protocol and DMP documents. The DMP include all staff’s role and responsibility, each step’s definition and process, data backup and transfer, etc. Auto and manual data queries are generated by CRA (Clinical Research Associates) or a DM person and will be resolved by CRCs (Clinical Reseach Coordinators) and investigators. Through this iterative process, we will make the data clean and finally perform database lock. All database backup of eCRF will be done in real time by Medidata’s Houston data center and Boryung pharm’s database system.
In order to achieve a statistical power of 80%, the sample size assumed a non-inferiority margin of 18% (based on two-sided t test and a significance level of 0.025). This is based on the rate of change in proteinuria from baseline (Week 0) to week 24 of both losartan and fimasartan groups with a standard deviation of 62% [10, 12,13,14, 23]. Based on the assumption of a drop-out rate of 20%, a total of 468 patients are needed for randomization (with 234 patients per treatment arm).
The primary efficacy assessment finds that the fimasartan group is not inferior to the losartan group if the lower limit of a 95% two-sided confidence interval for the difference in the rate of change in proteinuria at week 24 between the fimasartan and losartan groups (control group - study group) is > − 18%. This is defined as the non-inferiority margin.
The major secondary efficacy assessment is determined by the incidence of combined cardiovascular and renal composite endpoints and is assessed using Kaplan–Meier curves, according with target BP at 144 weeks. The median survival time and confidence interval for the median survival time are presented. The log-rank test is used to compare the groups. Other secondary efficacy assessments are determined using the following methods. For continuous variables, descriptive statistics (number of individuals, mean, standard deviation, median, minimum, and maximum) for each time point are provided according to treatment group or the BP control criteria. The t-test is used to compare the inter-group difference in the rate of change. The inter-group difference in the amount of change is tested using the analysis of covariance, with the baseline values as covariates and the treatment groups as factors. The least squared mean and standard error are provided for each group. Frequencies and ratios are provided for categorical variables such as the proportion of individuals. For categorical variables, the Chi-square test, Fisher’s exact test, or Cochran–Mantel–Haenszel test is performed.
The safety analysis is based on adverse events, laboratory abnormalities, electrocardiography, chest X-rays, orthostatic hypotension assessments, and abnormal changes in body weight and pulse. Appropriate statistical analysis methods are used to compare groups with regard to differences in the rate of adverse events, abnormal laboratory values, or other parameters. Either the Chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test is used to assess differences in the incidence of adverse events between the groups. Continuous data, including laboratory values (hematology/blood chemistry, urinalysis) and vital signs (pulse rate, body weight, etc.), are presented in the form of descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation, minimum, maximum, and median) by group and visit. Either a paired t-test or the Wilcoxon signed-rank test is used to test the intra-group difference in the continuous data between baseline and after drug administration. In addition, the two-sample t-test and Wilcoxon rank sum test is performed to test inter-group differences (in continuous variables) from baseline to after drug administration. Among all of the laboratory values, categorical data are divided into normal and abnormal results. The inter-group differences are tested using the Chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test. The McNemar’s test is used to compare differences in the categorical data between baseline and after drug administration.
This study compares the changes in proteinuria between fimasartan and losartan groups in patients with hypertensive diabetic CKD with overt proteinuria. It also compares the differences in cardiovascular and renal outcomes in accordance with the target SBP goal.
The majority of hypertensive guidelines recommend treating patients with diabetes or CKD with ACEIs or ARBs because of the reno-protective effect of RAAS (Renin Agiogtensin Aldosterone System) blockade [15,16,17]. However, there are few studies that directly compare the reno-protective effect of different ARB agents in these patients. In the VIVALDI study, telmisartan 80 mg and valsartan 160 mg had similar efficacy with regard to changes in 24-h proteinuria . In contrast, in the AMADEO study, telmisartan 80 mg was superior to losartan 100 mg with regard to the change in the spot urine protein–creatinine ratio . All of the patients included in the above two studies had diabetic CKD with overt proteinuria and had SBP > 130 mmHg or DBP > 80 mmHg. Telmisartan’s superiority over losartan may be a result of its longer half-life, higher lipophilicity, and stronger binding affinity for the angiotensin II type 1 receptor compared to those of losartan .
The chemical composition of fimasartan includes a bioisosteric replacement of the imidazole part of losartan with pyrimidin-4(3H)-one . Fimasartan has theoretically similar lipophilicity and half-life to those of losartan . However, fimasartan has higher potency and stronger efficacy than does losartan . Losartan has already been shown to have a reno-protective effect, characterized by reduced proteinuria and a significant delay in the progression of nephropathy in patients with diabetic nephropathy. These reno-protective effects were also associated with a reduction in albuminuria in the RENNAL study . The present study was designed as a non-inferiority trial to compare losartan and fimasartan with regard to the rate of change in albuminuria and to confirm the reno-protective effect of fimasartan.
The target BP level in diabetic CKD is controversial. Previous studies, including the MDRD and African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK), compared standard BP control with intensive BP control in CKD. The MDRD study included patients with non-diabetic CKD stage 3 or 4 and employed either standard target BP control (of ≤ 140/90 mmHg with mean arterial pressure (MAP) ≤ 107 mmHg) or intensive BP control (of 125/75 mmHg with MAP ≤ 92 mmHg). There was no difference in the progression of CKD between the standard and intensive BP control groups . However, in post hoc analysis of the MDRD study, intensive BP control was beneficial in the progression of CKD in accordance with the degree of proteinuria. Patients with proteinuria of 0.25–1.0 g/d were advised to aim for a target BP of approximately < 130/80 mmHg .
AASK consisted of CKD stage 3 (GFR of 20–65 mL/min/1.73 m2) in African Americans with hypertension. The standard target BP was ≤ 140/90 mmHg (MAP ≤ 107 mmHg), and intensive target BP was 125/75 mmHg (MAP ≤ 92 mmHg). There was no difference in the progression of CKD between the standard and intensive BP control groups . However, the long-term AASK data demonstrated that the intensive BP control group with proteinuria (urine protein–creatinine ratio > 0.22) had a lower incidence of ESRD than did the normal BP control group . These finding suggest that it is necessary to adjust the target BP in CKD patients depending on the degree of proteinuria.
The KDIGO guideline recommends that the target BP goal in patients with diabetic CKD with urine albumin excretion > 30 mg/day is a SBP < 130 mmHg and DBP < 80 mmHg . The ESC guidelines recommend target goals of SBP < 140 mmHg in CKD or non-CKD, SBP < 130 mmHg when overt proteinuria is present, and DBP < 85 mmHg in diabetes . However, in the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trial, patients treated with intensive BP control (SBP < 120 mmHg) and those with eGFR < 30 mL/min/1.73 m2 experienced more hypotension than did those with standard BP control. Intensive BP control also did not reduce the cardiovascular outcomes . This result is reflected in JNC 8. Panels of JNC 8 recommend the same threshold for hypertensive adults with diabetic or non-diabetic CKD at < 140/90 mmHg .
The recent SPRINT (the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial) study found that, among patients at high risk for cardiovascular events, intensive BP control (SBP < 120 mmHg) resulted in lower rates of cardiovascular events than did standard BP control (SBP < 140 mmHg). Approximately 28% of all patients with CKD and a GFR between 20 and < 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 in SPRINT (excluding those with diabetes and overt proteinuria) experienced no benefit with regard to renal outcomes . Although there was a benefit in cardiovascular outcomes in CKD, such a result cannot be generalized to all CKD patients because patients with diabetes and proteinuria were excluded. Strict BP in this study was defined as SBP < 130 mmHg. This value was higher than the intensive control parameter employed in the ACCORD study (SBP < 120 mmHg), but was the same as that used in the ESC and KDIGO studies (SBP < 130 mmHg). This study addresses the question of target BP in patients with hypertensive diabetic CKD with overt proteinuria. This was a randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, non-inferiority, four-parallel group, dose-titration, multicenter study that evaluates the efficacy and safety of fimasartan vs losartan in patients with hypertensive diabetic CKD. It is expected to confirm whether there is the reno-protective effect of fimasartan. It also addresses the cardiovascular and renal outcomes of fimasartan in accordance with target BP as a strategy to reduce proteinuria and adverse outcomes in patients with hypertensive diabetic CKD with overt proteinuria
Recruitment began in November 2015 and 171 patients (314 patients in screening) were randomized to October 2017. The recruitment is an ongoing process.
African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension
Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
Angiotensin II receptor blocker
Chronic kidney disease
Diastolic blood pressure
Estimated glomerular filtration rate
European Society of Cardiology
End stage renal disease
- JNC 8:
Joint National Committee 8
Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes
Modification of Diet in Renal Disease
Systolic blood pressure
Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial
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We would like to thank Boryung Pharmaceutical in Seoul, Republic of Korea for their support of clinical research expenses, supply of investigational products, and laboratory tests.
This work was initiated and financially supported by Boryung Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Seoul, Republic of Korea. The sponsor supported of the expenses for the investigational products, and laboratory tests and clinical research coordinator. The funding body had no role in the writing of the manuscript based on the study protocol (Project no. BR-FMS-CT-303).
Availability of data and materials
Trial information can be found at ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02620306. A completed SPIRIT checklist and figure is available in Additional file 1. The datasets generated and/or analyzed during the present study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request
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The study was approved by MFDS (Ministry of Food and Drug Safety) which is a regulatory authority in the Republic of Korea (reference no. 30626). This study has obtained relevant IRB approval at the 40 sites intended to participate in recruitment: Gachon University Gil Medical Center IRB (GCIRB2015-282, GCIRB2015-283); The Catholic University of Korea Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital IRB (KC15MDMT0752); Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong IRB (KHNMC 2015-10-001, KHNMC 2015-10-002); Kangbuk Samsung Hospital IRB (KBSMC 2015-10-010); Kyungpook National University Hospital IRB (KNUH 2015-10-008); Korea University Anam Hospital IRB (ED15223); National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital IRB (NHIMC 2015-09-007); Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital IRB (2015–105, 2015–106); Seoul National University Bundang Hospital IRB (B-1510/319-001, B-1510/319-002); Seoul National University Hospital IRB (H-1510-051-710, H-1510-052-710, H-1612-076-814); Seoul Medical Center IRB (2015–083); Severance Hospital IRB (4-2015-0848); Ulsan University Hospital IRB (UUH 2015-10-005); Yonsei University Wonju Severance Christian Hospital IRB (CR115050-051, CR115051-052); Ewha Woman’s University Mokdong Hospital IRB (EUMC 2015-09-019, EUMC 2015-09-020); Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital IRB (ISPAIK 2015-10-013, ISPAIK 2016-05-010, ISPAIK 2016-12-018); Chonnam National University Hospital IRB (CNUH-2015-217); Chungnam National University Hospital IRB (CNUH 2015-10-006, CNUH 2015-10-012); Hanyang University Seoul Hospital IRB (HYUH 2015-09-018); SMG - SNU Boramae Medical Center IRB (20160524/26-2016-61/062); The Catholic University of Korea Incheon St. Mary’s Hospital IRB (OC16MDMT0083); Hallym University Medical Center IRB (2016-S039); Pusan National University Hospital IRB (H-1605-017-056); Chung-Ang University Hospital IRB (C2016137(1880)); Konkuk University Hospital IRB (KHU1010824); Samsung Medical Center IRB (SMC 2016-12-051); Ajou University Hospital IRB (AJIRB-MED-CT3-16-474); Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital IRB (SGPAIK 2016-12-005); Chosun University Hospital IRB (CHOSUN 2016-12-010). All participants provide informed consent before enrollment.
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Kim, JY., Son, JW., Park, S. et al. FimAsartaN proTeinuriA SusTaIned reduCtion in comparison with losartan in diabetic chronic kidney disease (FANTASTIC): study protocol for randomized controlled trial. Trials 18, 632 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-2375-8
- Chronic kidney disease
- Diabetes mellitus