Clinical Trial

Effects of Electronic Cigarettes on Vascular Health

Study Description

Investigation of the Effects of Electronic Cigarettes on Vascular Health

The goal is find out if the use of Electronic cigarettes (EC) leads to the same changes that we see in blood vessels of traditional cigarettes (TC) users. The investigators will also enroll non-smokers as "controls", against which they will measure changes in blood vessels in TC and EC users.

Location

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Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Electronic cigarette

During the first encounter, blood pressure and endothelium-dependent relaxation (EDR) will be measured by flow mediated dilatation (FMD), and a small peripheral IV catheter will be placed in the participant's median antecubital or cephalic vein. A blood sample (10 mL) for EPCs and F2-isoprostanes will be collected. One urine sample will also be collected for measurement of urinary F2-isoprostanes, cotinine and creatinine. These will serve as both baseline measures for subsequent acute exposure t ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Behavioral - traditional cigarette

During the first encounter, blood pressure and endothelium-dependent relaxation (EDR) will be measured by flow mediated dilatation (FMD), and a small peripheral IV catheter will be placed in the participant's median antecubital or cephalic vein. A blood sample (10 mL) for EPCs and F2-isoprostanes will be collected. One urine sample will also be collected for measurement of urinary F2-isoprostanes, cotinine and creatinine. These will serve as both baseline measures for subsequent acute exposure t ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Behavioral - (sham cigarette) - no actual exposure to cigarettes

During the first encounter, blood pressure and endothelium-dependent relaxation (EDR) will be measured by flow mediated dilatation (FMD), and a small peripheral IV catheter will be placed in the participant's median antecubital or cephalic vein. A blood sample (10 mL) for EPCs and F2-isoprostanes will be collected. One urine sample will also be collected for measurement of urinary F2-isoprostanes, cotinine and creatinine. These will be compared to the second set of laboratory measurements done a ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Investigation of the Effects of Electronic Cigarettes on Vascular Health

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03041493

ParticipAid ID

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