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Antioxidant Supplementation in Patients With Kashin-Beck Disease

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 February 2008 by Innovative Humanitarian Solutions.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
University of Houston - Victoria
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Innovative Humanitarian Solutions Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2006
Last updated: February 12, 2008
Last verified: February 2008
The purpose of this study is to determine whether antioxidant supplementation can have a positive health effect on patients suffering from Kashin-Beck disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Kashin-Beck Disease
Dietary Supplement: Biological Antioxidant Supplementation
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study of the Effects of Antioxidant Supplementation in Patients Suffering From Kashin-Beck Disease

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Further study details as provided by Innovative Humanitarian Solutions:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Score on FLACC or Word Graphic pain rating scale at 3, 6, 9 months [ Time Frame: One Year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Increase in serum selenium concentrations at 6 months [ Time Frame: Six Months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: July 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Dietary Supplement: Biological Antioxidant Supplementation
    Supplementation of affected population with the Phytochemical antioxidant, Garcinia Mangostata in addition to sodium selenate.
Detailed Description:

Current research regarding Kashin-Beck disease, (KBD) have identified dramatic deficiencies of both selenium and iodine in patients with this disease. Initial supplementation of these trace minerals provided no measurable benefit to the affected population. Research conducted by Innovative Humanitarian Solutions, suggests that such deficiencies may not be causal, but markers of an underlying condition of extreme oxidative stress brought on by the improper functioning of the Glutathione Peroxidase enzyme in synthesizing H202 during periods of critical cellular development, primarily in mesenchymal cell development.

The purpose of this trial is to determine the efficacy of antioxidant supplementation in aiding the Glutathione Peroxidase enzyme in its proper function and thereby reducing oxidative stress and enabling the uptake of selenium and iodine which are necessary for proper bone growth and development.


Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically diagnosed patients with Kashin-Beck disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • less than 24 hours from admission to ICU
  • Patients who are moribund
  • Lack of commitment to program
  • Absolute contraindication to enteral nutrients
  • Severe acquired brain injury
  • Pregnant or lactating patients
  • Previous randomization in this study
  • Enrollment in a related interventional study
  • Child's class C liver disease Metastatic cancer with life expectancy < 6 months Seizure disorder requiring anticonvulsant medication
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00376025

Contact: Jeff C Cokenour, B.S. 832-863-5690
Contact: Don Heath, B.S.

China, Tibet
Lhasa Prefecture and surrounding villages Recruiting
Lhasa, Tibet, China, 850000
Sub-Investigator: Don Heath         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Innovative Humanitarian Solutions
University of Houston - Victoria
Study Chair: Richard Gunasekera, Ph.D. University of Houston - Victoria
Principal Investigator: Jeff C Cokenour, B.S. Innovative Humanitarian Solutions
Principal Investigator: Minh Han, M.D. Innovative Humanitarian Solutions
  More Information

Additional Information:
Molecular Biology of selenium with its implications for metabolism. Raymond F. Burke, Division of Gastroenterology, division of Medicine and center in molecular toxicology, Vanderbilt University school of medicine, Nashville, Tenn 37232, USA

Responsible Party: Richard S. Gunasekera, Ph.D., Study Chair and P.I., University of Houston - Victoria Identifier: NCT00376025     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KB001
Study First Received: September 12, 2006
Last Updated: February 12, 2008

Keywords provided by Innovative Humanitarian Solutions:
Kashin-Beck Disease
Kashin-Beck Osteoarthropathy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kashin-Beck Disease
Bone Diseases, Developmental
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 21, 2017