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Topical Psoralen Ultraviolet Light A Versus Narrow Band Ultraviolet Light B Treatment for Recalcitrant Dermatoses of the Hand

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01792245
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2015 by University of British Columbia.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : February 15, 2013
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of British Columbia

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE February 6, 2013
First Posted Date  ICMJE February 15, 2013
Last Update Posted Date July 2, 2015
Study Start Date  ICMJE February 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date December 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: February 12, 2013)
The primary endpoint will be based on the change in visual cutaneous symptoms as measured by the modified ASI score [ Time Frame: Baseline, every four weeks up to 16 weeks, and at 24 weeks ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: February 12, 2013)
  • The overall change in physical appearance of the hand will be assessed by the global assessment [ Time Frame: Every four weeks up to 16 weeks, and at 24 weeks ]
  • Adverse effects will be assessed every four weeks, including erythema, pruritus, and tanning. This will be assessed using the following scale: 0=none, 1=mild, 2=moderate, 3=severe. [ Time Frame: Every four weeks up to 16 weeks ]
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Topical Psoralen Ultraviolet Light A Versus Narrow Band Ultraviolet Light B Treatment for Recalcitrant Dermatoses of the Hand
Official Title  ICMJE Topical Psoralen Ultraviolet Light A Versus Narrow Band Ultraviolet Light B Treatment for Recalcitrant Dermatoses of the Hand: A Prospective Randomized, Single-blinded Controlled Clinical Trial
Brief Summary Hand psoriasis/eczema is a common problem which is characterized by itchy, erythematous and scaly lesions often with a long lasting and relapsing course. Treatment is difficult with considerable number of patients do not or only partially respond to the current treatments. Several studies have shown the therapeutic effectiveness of the combination of topical psoralen with long wavelength ultraviolet A radiation (PUVA) in treating hand psoriasis/eczema. Topical PUVA is has several short- and long-term side effects. Narrow band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) has emerged recently as an important treatment for a variety of photoresponsive diseases including psoriasis and eczema. For most conditions (other than hand psoriasis/eczema) NB-UVB has been shown to have similar therapeutic results to PUVA with less side effects. There are only a few studies published on the efficacy of NB-UVB for hand psoriasis/eczema. Therefore, this study is aimed at comparing the efficacy and safety of t-PUVA and NB-UVB in treating these conditions.
Detailed Description

Hand dermatoses is a common problem which is characterized by itchy, erythematous and scaly lesions often with a long lasting and relapsing course. Patients presenting with these severe cutaneous changes are classified as having severe recalcitrant hand dermatoses. Treatment is difficult with considerable number of patients do not or only partially respond to the current treatments. Current treatment regimens mainly involve the use of high potency topical corticosteroids, which has only limited affect. Systemic treatment modalities have been utilized but have serious side effects with limited improvement of disease.

Several studies have shown the therapeutic effectiveness of the combination of topical psoralen with long wavelength ultraviolet A radiation (PUVA) in treating hand dermatoses. Topical PUVA is commonly associated with mild local sunburn reactions that often necessitate temporarily withholding treatment or decreasing the light dose. This subsequently leads to a delay in response or a prolongation of the treatment. Long term side effects include aging of the skin, hyperpigmentation, and a small increased risk of skin cancer that is more common in systemic PUVA. Narrow band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) has emerged recently as an important treatment for a variety of photoresponsive diseases including psoriasis and eczema. For most conditions (other than hand psoriasis/eczema) NB-UVB has been shown to have similar therapeutic results to PUVA with less side effects.

There are only a few studies published on the efficacy of NB-UVB for hand psoriasis/eczema. Our hypothesis is that NB-UVB and topical PUVA will result in at least comparable improvement in hand psoriasis/eczema with less side effects associated with NB-UVB. We plan on conducting a prospective single-blind randomized clinical trial to compare the efficacy and safety of topical PUVA and NB-UVB in treating hand psoriasis/eczema.

Study Objectives

  1. To compare the effect of topical PUVA and NB-UVB on visual cutaneous symptoms in patients presenting with recalcitrant hand dermatoses.
  2. To compare the side effect profile of topical PUVA and NB-UVB when treating patients with recalcitrant hand dermatoses.
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Vitiligo
Intervention  ICMJE Device: Phototherapy
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Active Comparator: NB-UVB
    This single-blinded randomized bilateral left to right controlled comparison clinical trial of 24 weeks duration will compare the efficacy of NB-UVB to t-PUVA. For each patient one hand will be randomly assigned to receive t-PUVA and the other hand will receive NB-UVB. Each hand will receive treatment with either NB-UVB or topical PUVA three times weekly. Treatment will be performed until complete or almost complete clearing of psoriasis/eczema or until 50 exposures (over 16 weeks) have been reached, whichever comes first.
    Intervention: Device: Phototherapy
  • Active Comparator: Topical PUVA
    This single-blinded randomized bilateral left to right controlled comparison clinical trial of 24 weeks duration will compare the efficacy of NB-UVB to t-PUVA. For each patient one hand will be randomly assigned to receive t-PUVA and the other hand will receive NB-UVB. Each hand will receive treatment with either NB-UVB or topical PUVA three times weekly. Treatment will be performed until complete or almost complete clearing of psoriasis/eczema or until 50 exposures (over 16 weeks) have been reached, whichever comes first.
    Intervention: Device: Phototherapy
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Unknown status
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: February 12, 2013)
30
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Study Completion Date  ICMJE Not Provided
Estimated Primary Completion Date December 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic symmetrical severe hand psoriasis and eczema (allowing up to 15% difference in surface area between both hands). These include patients that have received topical corticosteroids previously and may or may have not responded to treatment.
  • Subjects should be 18 years old or older.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any serious medical illness that will restrict the patient's ability to receive light treatments. That includes skin conditions, such as skin cancer or severe blistering conditions, or any serious medical conditions affecting the sensation of the extremities (eg. diabetic neuropathy, cervical stenosis).
  • Patients known to have a photosensitivity disorder
  • Patients with a history of intolerance to UVB and/or UVA light therapy.
  • Any subject who is on treatment or was on treatment for hand psoriasis/eczema less than two (topical) or four (systemic/phototherapy) weeks prior to enrollment in the study.
  • Pregnancy or breast-feeding.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 19 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Canada
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT01792245
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE H12-02854
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party University of British Columbia
Study Sponsor  ICMJE University of British Columbia
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Harvey Lui, MD, FRCPC University of British Columbia
PRS Account University of British Columbia
Verification Date June 2015

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