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Ultraviolet Light Therapy for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2004 by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00004375
First Posted: October 19, 1999
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
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Collaborator:
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
Information provided by:
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
  Purpose

OBJECTIVES:

I. Evaluate the mechanisms of ultraviolet A-1 light therapy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and normal controls.


Condition Intervention Phase
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Procedure: ultraviolet A-1 light treatment Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR):

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: September 1991
Detailed Description:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE:

Treatment with ultraviolet A-1 light is administered 5 days a week for 6 weeks, at the lowest dose or frequency required to maintain a response. The dose and frequency are progressively decreased over the next 9 weeks.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 70 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

PROTOCOL ENTRY CRITERIA:

--Disease Characteristics--

Patients ages 15 to 70 with symptomatic systemic lupus erythematosus meeting American Rheumatism Association criteria and normal controls

--Prior/Concurrent Therapy--

No requirement for tetracycline or other photosensitizing drugs

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00004375


Locations
United States, Louisiana
General Clinical Research Center and Charity Hospital (University of Louisiana) Recruiting
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112-2822
Contact: Hugh McGrath, Jr.    504-568-4630    hmcgra@lsuhsc.edu   
Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation Hospital Recruiting
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70121
Contact: Jawed Alam    504-842-3314      
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
Investigators
Study Chair: Hugh McGrath, Jr. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004375     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCRR-M01RR05096-0002
LSUMC-1765
LSUMC-910067
First Submitted: October 18, 1999
First Posted: October 19, 1999
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: January 2004

Keywords provided by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR):
arthritis & connective tissue diseases
immunologic disorders and infectious disorders
rare disease
systemic lupus erythematosus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases