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Assessment of Protective Effect of JOINS on Cartilage in Knee Osteoarthritis (Joins_Carp_Ⅳ)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2010 by SK Chemicals Co.,Ltd..
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
SK Chemicals Co.,Ltd. Identifier:
First received: November 23, 2010
Last updated: March 20, 2012
Last verified: August 2010
  • A Pilot study
  • Randomized and Double-blinded
  • Placebo controlled
  • In 2 parallel group (JOINS 200mg:Placebo = 1:1)
  • Up to 24 months treatment
  • Provide rescue medicine throughout whole clinical trial period.

Condition Intervention Phase
Knee Osteoarthritis
Drug: JOINS 200mg
Drug: Placebo
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Randomized, Double Blinded, Parallel Group, Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial to Assess the Protective Effect of JOINS on Cartilage in Knee Osteoarthritis

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Further study details as provided by SK Chemicals Co.,Ltd.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Knee MRI [ Time Frame: up to 4 times ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Knee radiography [ Time Frame: up to 4 times ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Knee pain(VAS) [ Time Frame: up to 6 times ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • K-WOMAC [ Time Frame: up to 6 times ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Consumption of rescue medication [ Time Frame: up to 6 times ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    The quantity of rescue medicine will be counted by investigator and recorded in official clinical research document form.

  • Biomarker [ Time Frame: up to 6 times ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Patients will need to be strictly fasting from the night before the visit. The data of biological cartilage and bone markers will be collected.

Estimated Enrollment: 76
Study Start Date: August 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: JOINS Drug: JOINS 200mg
1 tablet at each time, 3 times a day
Other Name: JOINS
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
placebo of Joins 200mg
Other Name: Placebo

Detailed Description:
  1. Assessment of Efficacy

    1. Knee MRI(Magnetic resonance imaging):

      • Assessment of changes in cartilage volume, thickness and GAG(glycosaminoglycan)concentration of target knee.
    2. Knee radiography:

      • Assessment of changes in minimal medial JSW of target knee.
    3. Knee pain(VAS)

      • Assessment changes of pain in target knee.
    4. K-WOMAC(Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index for Korean)

      • Assessment score change for pain(5 questions), stiffness(2 questions) and physical function(17 questions).
      • The questionnaire is self-administered by the patients.
    5. Used frequency of rescue medicine.
    6. Biochemical cartilage and bone markers

      • Blood and urine sample will be collected in the morning before 10 am, after a night fasting period to avoid the variations.
  2. Assessment of Safety
  3. Estimated Enrollment: 76

Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 79 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. A female is eligible if she is of:

    • Non-child bearing potential (i.e., physiologically incapable of becoming pregnant), including any female who is at least 2 year after post- menopausal
    • Child bearing potential and agrees to the acceptable contraceptive methods used consistently and correctly
    • Pregnancy test result of negative at screening
  2. Primary Knee OA on medial femorotibial compartment based on ACR(American college Rheumatology) Criteria.

    • ACR Criteria : With Knee pain and satisfied at least 1 of 3 (① age > 50 years, morning stiffness > 30 minute, ③ Presence of Crepitus and Osteophytes on motion)
  3. Appropriately signed and dated informed consent has been obtained

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory arthritis.
  2. Bilateral total knee replacement already treated, or planning for the procedure.
  3. Knee prosthesis already implanted, or foreseen within the next year.
  4. Clinically significant hip osteoarthritis.
  5. Severe renal insufficiency defined as creatinine clearance < 30ml/mln(Cockcroft formula).
  6. Clinically significant pulmonary, hepatic, renal or heart disorder or diagnosis crucial disease by investigator ( Glycosuria(Diabetes mellitus) or asthma patients are excluded from this clinical study and the patients who has a clinically significant disease are also excluded.).
  7. MRI contraindications : overweight, inferior limb diameter non-fitting the knee antenna, inserted pace-maker, metallic prosthesis( if known to interfere with MRI procedure or if known to be unsafe for MRI), metallic clips, insulin pump, cytostatic pump, hearing aid, essential tremor, claustrophobia, etc,.
  8. Allergic reaction to Clinical trial medication.
  9. Other clinical trial drugs during the 1 month prior to the screening visit.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01293955

Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
SK Chemicals Co.,Ltd.
Principal Investigator: Myoungchul Lee, PH.D.. Orthopedics, Seoul National University hospital
  More Information

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Responsible Party: SK Chemicals Co.,Ltd. Identifier: NCT01293955     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Joins_Carp_IV_2009
Study First Received: November 23, 2010
Last Updated: March 20, 2012
Health Authority: Korea: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by SK Chemicals Co.,Ltd.:
knee osteoarthritis
protective effect

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases processed this record on November 20, 2014