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Gu W.,Ruijin Hospital Shanghai | Liang L.,Peoples Hospital of Liaoning Province | Wang S.,Linyi Peoples Hospital Linyi | Wang Y.,The First Affiliated Hospital of Baotou Medical College Baotou | And 10 more authors.
Journal of Diabetes | Year: 2016

Background: The aim of the present study was to explore the efficacy and safety of saxagliptin in a large Chinese population with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Methods: In all, 1423 T2DM patients from 92 research centers, either drug naïve or uncontrolled by metformin, were enrolled in this single-arm cohort study; patients were treated with saxagliptin 5 mg once daily for 24 weeks. The primary efficacy endpoint was the change from baseline in HbA1c at 24 weeks in the per-protocol analysis set. Secondary endpoints included the proportion of patients achieving HbA1c <7% and changes from baseline in fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and 2-h postprandial plasma glucose (PPG) concentrations at 24 weeks. Safety endpoints included adverse events (AEs) and the incidence of hypoglycemia. Results: Among 1210 patients in the per-protocol analysis set, mean HbA1c, FPG and 2-h PPG decreased by 1.61±0.04%, 0.55±0.07 mmol/L, and 2.83±0.27 mmol/L, respectively, at week 24. The proportion of patients achieving HbA1c <7% was 44.1%. No new (previously unreported) AEs occurred. The incidence of serious AEs and hypoglycemia was low (1.8% and 1.2%, respectively). There were no significant differences in efficacy endpoints in subgroup analyses by age, creatinine clearance, body mass index, or treatment background. In elderly patients (≥65 years) and those with mild renal impairment (50

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