Study of Albuterol and Oxandrolone in Patients With Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy (FSHD)
This is a study to determine whether albuterol or oxandrolone, alone or in combination, are able to increase strength and muscle mass in patients with FSHD. It also will determine if albuterol given in "pulsed" fashion will have more effect than when given continuously.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Clinical Trials of Albuterol and Oxandrolone in FSH Dystrophy|
|Study Start Date:||September 2001|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2004|
Patients will be randomized to 1 of 4 groups: placebo, pulsed albuterol, oxandrolone, or both pulsed albuterol and oxandrolone. Treatment will continue for 52 weeks unless unacceptable side effects occur. Patients will undergo testing of muscle function. All patients will return for follow-up assessments at Weeks 4, 12, 26, and 52.
|United States, Ohio|
|Ohio State University Medical Center|
|Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210|
|Principal Investigator:||John T. Kissel, M.D.||Ohio State University|