Intravenous Vitamin C in the Treatment of Viral Infection, Especially in the Treatment of Shingles (168)
Chronic viral infections induce oxidative stress that can cause a number of concomitant diseases, e.g. cardio-vascular diseases or metabolic disorders. Therefore, a sufficient treatment of oxidative stress may be of benefit for the patient to prevent further diseases.
Shingles (herpes zoster infection) have been successfully treated with antioxidative substances like high-dose vitamin C for ages. Not only the acute symptoms can be diminished by high-dose vitamin C. Even long-term sequelae, like painful post-herpetic neuropathy, may be mitigated or even fully avoided.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||PASCORBIN 7.5g in the Treatment of Viral Infection, Especially Varicella Zoster Infection: An Observational Cohort Study|
- Change of Pain Measured by VAS [ Time Frame: visit 1 - 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]VAS (minimum = 0 = no pain, maximum = 10 = extrem pain, change of pain measured by VAS
|Study Start Date:||April 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Adult patients suffering from acute viral infection, especially herpes zoster, presenting themselves in Primary Care Centers or hospitals all over Germany, and who are treated with standard therapy and add-on vitamin C.
|Praxis Dr. Schencking, Rheinstr. 77a|
|Ransbach-Baumbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, 56235|
|Principal Investigator:||Martin Schencking, MD||Rheinstr. 77a, D-56235 Ransbach-Baumbach|
|Study Director:||Bianka Krick||Pascoe Pharmazeutische Praeparate GmbH|