Last updated on June 2020

EMPA-KIDNEY (The Study of Heart and Kidney Protection With Empagliflozin)


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: chronic renal insufficiency | Chronic renal failure
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 years or at "full age" as required by local regulation
  • Evidence of chronic kidney disease at risk of kidney disease progression defined by at least 3 months before and at the time of Screening Visit
  • CKD-EPI eGFR 20 to <45 mL/min/1.73m or
  • CKD-EPI eGFR 45 to <90 mL/min/1.73m with urinary albumin:creatinine ratio 200 mg/g (or protein:creatinine ratio 300 mg/g);
  • Clinically appropriate doses of single agent RAS-inhibition with either ACEi or ARB unless such treatment is either not tolerated or not indicated
  • A local Investigator judges that the participant neither requires empagliflozin (or any other SGLT-2 or SGLT-1/2 inhibitor), nor that such treatment is inappropriate;

Key Exclusion Criteria:

  • Currently receiving SGLT-2 or SGLT-1/2 inhibitor
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2 and prior atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseasee with an eGFR >60 mL/min/1.73m2 at Screening
  • Receiving combined ACEi and ARBf treatment
  • Maintenance dialysis, functioning kidney transplant, or scheduled living donor transplant
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Previous or scheduled bariatric surgery
  • Ketoacidosis in the past 5 years
  • Symptomatic hypotensiond, or systolic blood pressure <90 or >180 mmHg at Screening
  • ALT or AST >3x ULN at Screening
  • Hypersensitivity to empagliflozin or other SGLT-2 inhibitor
  • Any intravenous immunosuppression therapy in last 3 months; or anyone currently on >45 mg prednisolone (or equivalent)
  • Use of an investigational medicinal product in the 30 days prior to Screening visit
  • Known to be poorly compliant with clinic visits or prescribed medication
  • Medical history that might limit the individual's ability to take trial treatments for the duration of the study (e.g. severe respiratory disease; history of cancer or evidence of spread within last 4 years, other than non-melanoma skin cancer; or recent history of alcohol or substance misuse)
  • Current pregnancy, lactation or women of childbearing potential (WOCBP), unless using highly-effective contraception
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus

Recruitment Status: Open


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