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Systemic Effects of Epidural Methylprednisolone Injection on Glucose Tolerance in Diabetic Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01420497
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 19, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 19, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
zufferey Pascal, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois

Brief Summary:
Several studies have shown that in diabetic patients, the glycemic profile was disturbed after intra-articular injection of corticosteroids. Little is known about the impact of epidural injection in such patients. The goal of this study was double, at first comparing the glycaemic profile in diabetic patients after a unique injection of 80 mg of acetate methylprednisolone either intra-articular or epidural, secondly to compare the amount of systemic diffusion of the drug the after both procedures.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Healthy Drug: intra-articular infiltration Drug: epidural infiltration Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 25 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : August 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: methylprednisolone,infiltration Drug: intra-articular infiltration
intra articular infiltration

Active Comparator: epidural injection Drug: epidural infiltration
epidural infiltration

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. glycemic values, [ Time Frame: day 0 to day 15 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. urinary excretion rate [ Time Frame: day 0 to day 15 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diabetes stable for more than ten days
  • no contraindication for steroids
  • lumbar stenosis
  • articular pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unstable diabetes
  • renal insufficiency

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Lausanne, VD, Switzerland, 1001
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
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Responsible Party: zufferey Pascal, md, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01420497    
Other Study ID Numbers: gylperi
First Posted: August 19, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 19, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011
Keywords provided by zufferey Pascal, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois:
intra articular infiltration
epidural infiltration