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Identification of Novel Biomarkers of Cervicovaginal Mucosal Inflammation

This study has been completed.
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First received: March 9, 2012
Last updated: December 11, 2013
Last verified: December 2013

March 9, 2012
December 11, 2013
May 2012
April 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Differential Microarray gene expression (particularly looking at pathways involved in inflammation and immune response) in vaginal tissues after exposure to N9, HEC or imiquimod [ Time Frame: Biopsies are performed 8 - 18 hours after exposure to each product ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Identification of Novel Biomarkers of Cervicovaginal Mucosal Inflammation
Identification of Novel Biomarkers of Cervicovaginal Mucosal Inflammation

This study investigates the response of vaginal and cervical tissue after exposure to three vaginal products: hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) placebo, nonoxynol-9 (N9) and imiquimod (IMQ) cream.

Each woman in this study will be evaluated 5 separate times:

  1. Baseline in the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle;
  2. Baseline in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle;
  3. After a 3 day (4 dose) treatment with HEC placebo;
  4. After a 3 day (4 dose) treatment of 4% N-9;
  5. After a 2 day (2 dose) treatment of IMQ.
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
  • Vaginal Inflammation
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Drug: Imiquimod
    2 doses vaginally
    Other Name: Aldara
  • Drug: HEC Placebo
    4 doses vaginally
    Other Name: Hydroxyethylcellulose
  • Drug: Nonoxynol-9
    4 doses vaginally
    Other Name: Conceptrol
  • Active Comparator: IMQ product, 2 doses, vaginally
    Intervention: Drug: Imiquimod
  • Placebo Comparator: HEC placebo
    Intervention: Drug: HEC Placebo
  • Active Comparator: Nonoxynol-9
    Intervention: Drug: Nonoxynol-9
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April 2013
April 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. 21 to 45 years of age, inclusive
  2. In good health, as evidenced by history and procedures at screening and enrollment visits without any clinically significant systemic disease
  3. Not be at risk for pregnancy, due to surgical sterilization of participant and or her sexual partner, abstinence, consistent condom use, non-hormonal IUD or same sex relationship
  4. Have had regular menstrual cycles (every 21-35 days) for the past two cycles
  5. Willing and able to comply with study procedures

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. A clinically significant history of an abnormal pap smear (by written report) that has not been evaluated and or treated, if indicated, according to standard guidelines
  2. It has been less than 9 months since the participant's last depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) injection and she has not had 2 normal, spontaneous menses (this can be shortened to 6 months if the participant has had at least 2 normal spontaneous menses)
  3. Use of any other hormonal contraceptive method within past 3 months (oral, transdermal, transvaginal, implant, or intrauterine device) without 2 subsequent, normal menses
  4. Surgery or biopsy of the vulva, vagina, or cervix (including piercings) within 30 days
  5. Pregnancy within the past 3 months
  6. Currently breastfeeding
  7. Current STI or lower genital tract infection (including, but not limited to HIV-1, HSV-2, Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), Neisseria gonorrhea (NG), Hepatitis B, high risk HPV sub types and or Syphilis), yeast vaginitis or bacterial vaginosis (BV)
  8. Current use of chronic immunosuppressants (for example daily steroids or daily non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs])
  9. Current presence of vulvar, anal and or vaginal genital warts
  10. Current tobacco use of any amount
  11. Other conditions that, in the opinion of the investigator, would constitute contraindications to participation in the study or would compromise the ability to comply with study protocols, such as any major chronic illness including but not limited to cancer, serious autoimmune disease, metabolic disorders or a major psychiatric disorder (e.g., schizophrenia); and
  12. Current participation in any other drug or device study, or any study which, in the opinion of the investigator, would jeopardize interpretation of results of this study.
21 Years to 45 Years
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United States
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Principal Investigator: Andrea R Thurman, MD CONRAD Clinical Research Center, Eastern VA Medical School
December 2013

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