Cardiovascular Effects in Psoriasis Patients Treated With Adalimumab.
Severe psoriasis has been demonstrated to be associated with decreased endothelial function and an increase risk of future coronary events. Although systemic therapy with immunomodulatory agents has been shown to improve psoriatic symptoms, its effects on systemic inflammation and endothelial function are unknown.
In this study we want to assess the cardiovascular risks factors, endothelial dysfunction and inflammatory markers before and after treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis with an FDA-approved biologic agent, adalimumab (Humira).
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Effect of Immunomodulatory Therapy With Adalimumab on Endothelial Function in Patients With Moderate to Severe Psoriasis|
- Percentage change in endothelial function compared to baseline. [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Changes in cytokine profile compared to baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||March 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: adalimumab
40mg subcutaneously, every other week for 6 months
Other Name: Humira
|United States, North Carolina|
|UNC Dermatology Clinical Trials Unit|
|Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27516|
|Principal Investigator:||Aida Lugo-Somolinos, MD||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|