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Parathyroid Hormone for the Treatment of Humerus Fractures

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01687374
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2012 by Ulrich Bang, Hvidovre University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 18, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 18, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ulrich Bang, Hvidovre University Hospital

Brief Summary:


The investigators want to study whether parathyroid hormone improves healing of humerus after a fracture. The investigators will assess healing of the humerus with Constant score.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Shoulder Fractures Drug: 1-84 parathyroid hormone Drug: Placebo Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 72 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase IV Study of the Effect of Parathyroid Hormone on Fractures of the Humerus
Study Start Date : March 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Saline injection daily for 8 weeks.

Experimental: Parathyroid hormone Drug: 1-84 parathyroid hormone
100 micrograms of 1-84 parathyroid hormone daily for 8 weeks, subcutaneous injection.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in constant score [ Time Frame: 5, 8, 11, 23, and 104 weeks. ]
    Constant score summarizes the function of the arm using a questionnaire (activities of daily living - ADL) and functional testing of the arm.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in Oxford Shoulder Score [ Time Frame: 5, 8, 11, 23, and 104 weeks. ]
    Oxford shoulder score is a questionnaire that assesses the function of the arm through the evaluation of the participant.

  2. Changes in bone formation evaluated by X-ray. [ Time Frame: 5, 8, 11, 23, and 104 weeks. ]
  3. Changes in biochemical bone markers [ Time Frame: 0, 5, 25 weeks ]
    sodium, potassium, creatinine, liver enzymes, vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, alkaline phosphatase, hemoglobin, magnesium, calcium, zinc.

  4. Changes in regulatory T lymphocytes [ Time Frame: 0, 8, 24 weeks ]
    Regulatory CD3+CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ T lymphocytes.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 85 Years   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • proximal humeral fracture eligible for conservative treatment.
  • able to understand the protocol
  • signs an informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • liver disease
  • kidney disease
  • severe osteoporosis
  • malignant disease
  • bone metabolic disease
  • oral treatment with bisphosphonates during the last 3 months.
  • treatment with Denosumab during the last 6 months.
  • intravenous treatment with bisphosphonates during the last 12 months.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01687374

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Contact: Lars Hyldstrup, MDSc
Contact: Ulrich C Bang, M.D.

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Hvidovre Hospital Recruiting
Hvidovre, Denmark, 2650
Contact: Lars Hyld, DMSc   
Contact: Ulrich C Bang, M.D.   
Principal Investigator: Ulrich C Bang, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Aage Vestergaard, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hvidovre University Hospital
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Responsible Party: Ulrich Bang, Principal investigator, Hvidovre University Hospital Identifier: NCT01687374    
Other Study ID Numbers: HvH-2011-545-1
First Posted: September 18, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 18, 2012
Last Verified: September 2012
Keywords provided by Ulrich Bang, Hvidovre University Hospital:
proximal humeral fracture
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Fractures, Bone
Shoulder Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Shoulder Injuries
Parathyroid Hormone
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Calcium-Regulating Hormones and Agents