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Musculoskeletal Effects of Isotretinoin During Acne Treatment in Pediatric Population

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier:
First received: August 21, 2009
Last updated: June 25, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

This is a prospective study, that will follow participants over their course of treatment on Isotretinoin. All patients who are prescribed Isotretinoin for their acne treatment are registered in iPLEDGE. The iPLEDGE program involves a set of steps that the patient, physician and pharmacist must follow for the patient to take Isotretinoin. Patients will be asked if they are willing to participate in this research study to determine musculoskeletal changes in adolescents and young adults on systemic therapy using the highly sensitive magnetic resonance (MR) imaging modality. In addition to the MRI, participants will be asked if they are willing to give an extra sample of blood when their routine blood work is being done for iPLEDGE. This blood sample will be used to determine if there are any effects of isotretinoin on bone turnover markers.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: An Interdisciplinary Study of Musculoskeletal Effects of Isotretinoin During Acne Treatment in Pediatric Population

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Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Estimated Enrollment: 65
Study Start Date: July 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2013
Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 21 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

All subjects will be recruited from the UW-Madison, Department of Dermatology located at 1 South Park Street, Madison, Wisconsin. Study flyers and brochures will be posted in the waiting areas and clinic rooms at the UW Dermatology clinics. UW Dermatologist will identify patients that meet study criteria and ask if they are interested in research participation, then they will be referred to study personnel for more information.


Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Registered in I-Pledge and has not started the Isotretinoin medication
  2. Females and males ages 12-21 years old
  3. Able to undergo 3 MRI scan

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Participants taking additional vitamin A, D or Calcium supplements
  2. Previous musculoskeletal injuries (from incidental trauma, sports related injury or motorvehicle accidents, etc)
  3. Clinical diagnosis of psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and/or Reiter's disease
  4. relocation within the next 6 months
  5. participation on a research study involving drug medication within the past 30 days
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00964119

United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53715
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Principal Investigator: Joyce Teng, MD, PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

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Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier: NCT00964119     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-2008-0106
Study First Received: August 21, 2009
Last Updated: June 25, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Benzoyl Peroxide
Dermatologic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 20, 2014