Prophylactic Photodynamic Therapy to Organ Transplant Patients

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2008 by Bispebjerg Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : August 17, 2006
Last Update Posted : June 2, 2008
Information provided by:
Bispebjerg Hospital

Brief Summary:
To evaluate a possible prophylactic efficacy of photodynamic therapy on the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer, actinic keratoses, warts and keratoses in recently organ transplanted recipients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Organ Transplants Procedure: Photodynamic Therapy Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Study Start Date : April 2009

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Organ transplant recipients.
  • Age 40 years or older.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients younger than 40 years and older than 70 years.
  • Clinical signs of skin cancer, actinic keratoses or warts at the time of inclusion.
  • Previous photodynamic therapy to the skin areas investigated.
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding patients.
  • Patients with porphyria.
  • Patients with a tendency to produce hypertrophic scars or keloids.
  • Patients with known allergy to Metvix.
  • Patients who are not considered able to follow the treatment protocol (e.g. severely alcoholic patients, dementia patients, mentally ill patients etc.).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00365521

Contact: Merete Hædersdal, MD, PhD, DrMedSci +45 35316002

Bispebjerg Hospital Not yet recruiting
Copenhagen, Copenhagen NV, Denmark, 2400
Contact: Merete Hædersdal    +45 35 31 60 02   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bispebjerg Hospital
Principal Investigator: Merete Hædersdal, MD, PhD, DrMedSci Bispebjerg Hospital Identifier: NCT00365521     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KF-01-314759
First Posted: August 17, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 2, 2008
Last Verified: May 2008

Keywords provided by Bispebjerg Hospital:
Organ transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy