for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at Fresno, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Ramin Sam
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Ramin Sam



The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether oral finerenone (study drug), in addition to standard daily therapy, is effective and safe in treating patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetic kidney disease, when compared to a placebo.

Official Title

A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group, Multicenter, Event-driven Phase 3 Study to Investigate Efficacy and Safety of Finerenone on the Reduction of Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and the Clinical Diagnosis of Diabetic Kidney Disease in Addition to Standard of Care.


Diabetic Kidney Disease Type 2 Diabetes Kidney diseases Diabetic Nephropathies Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Finerenone (BAY94-8862) BAY94-8862


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Men or women ≥18 years of age
  • Subjects with Type Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus as defined by the American Diabetes Association
  • Diagnosis of Diabetic Kidney Disease with persistent high albuminuria or persistent very high albuminuria at the Run-In and Screening Visit
  • Pretreated with either angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) at maximal tolerated labeled dose without adjustments
  • Serum potassium <=4.8 mmol/L

You CAN'T join if...

  • Confirmed significant non-diabetic renal disease, including clinically relevant renal artery stenosis
  • Uncontrolled arterial hypertension (ie, mean sitting systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥170 mmHg or mean sitting diastolic blood pressure(DBP) ≥110 mmHg at run in visit, or mean sitting SBP ≥160 mmHg or mean sitting DBP ≥100 mmHg at screening)
  • Clinical diagnosis of chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and persistent symptoms {New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II - IV} at Run in visit [class 1A recommendation for mineralcorticoid receptor antagonist (MRAs)]
  • Dialysis for acute renal failure within 12 weeks of Run-in visit
  • Renal allograft in place or scheduled kidney transplant within next 12 months
  • Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) >12%


  • Fresno California 93721 United States
  • Fresno California 93720 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Ramin Sam
    College: University of Illinois-Urbana Medical School: University of Illinois-Chicago Internal Medicine Residency: Loyola University Nephrology Fellowship: Loyola University Interests: My clinical/research interests are varied and include sodium disorders, hemodialysis, acid/base disorders, transjugular kidney biopsies and lipoprotein glomerulonephropathy.


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Phase 3
Study Type
Last Updated