Steroids Added to Dithranol and Narrow Band UVB(Ultraviolet B) (UVBnb) in Psoriasis (DIPSO)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified October 2013 by University of Zurich
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01429870
First received: August 18, 2011
Last updated: October 14, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
  Purpose

Objective(s):

(i) To assess the effect of adjunctive topical steroids in the combined treatment with UVBnb and dithranol on the remission time after therapy till a relapse of psoriasis defined as 50% loss of PASI (Psoriasis Area and Severity Index) improvement obtained through the antecedent treatment.

(ii) To assess the impact of adjuvant topical steroids in the combined treatment with UVBnb and dithranol on the clearing time of psoriasis lesions under therapy (PASI 75).

  • Trial with medicinal product

Condition Intervention Phase
Psoriasis
Drug: Topical steroids
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IV, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Single-center Study of the Impact of Topical Steroids on Narrow Band UVB (Ultraviolet B) and Dithranol Combination Treatment of Psoriasis (DIPSO)

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Further study details as provided by University of Zurich:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Relapse 50% PASI after treatment, time to PASI 75% on treatment [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Relapse 50% PASI after treatment, time to PASI 75% on treatment


Estimated Enrollment: 88
Study Start Date: August 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2021 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Steroid active treatment
Triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% in unguentum leniens topically
Drug: Topical steroids
Triamcinolone in unguentum leniens 0.1%
Other Name: Topical triamcinolone

Detailed Description:

(i) To assess the effect of adjunctive topical steroids in the combined treatment with UVBnb and dithranol on the remission time after therapy till a relapse of psoriasis defined as 50% loss of PASI (Psoriasis Area and Severity Index) improvement obtained through the antecedent treatment.

(ii) To assess the impact of adjuvant topical steroids in the combined treatment with UVBnb and dithranol on the clearing time of psoriasis lesions under therapy (PASI 75).

  • Trial with medicinal product
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

  • Moderate to severe psoriasis of the chronic-plaque and / or guttata type

Exclusion criteria:

  • Participation in a Goeckerman therapy regimen within 6 months previous to the present study
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01429870

Contacts
Contact: Guenther Hofbauer, MD hofbauer@usz.ch

Locations
Switzerland
University Hospital Dermatology Department Recruiting
Zurich, Switzerland, 8091
Contact: Martin Glatz, MD    +41442551111    martin.glatz@usz.ch   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Guenther Hofbauer, MD, Leading Physician University Hospital Zurich, Division of Dermatology
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01429870     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DIPSO, KEK-ZH 2010-0171-5
Study First Received: August 18, 2011
Last Updated: October 14, 2013
Health Authority: Switzerland: Swissmedic

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Psoriasis
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Skin Diseases
Triamcinolone hexacetonide
Triamcinolone
Triamcinolone Acetonide
Triamcinolone diacetate
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Glucocorticoids
Hormones
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

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