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Exploration of the Synovial Fluid Inflammation Mediators Under Diacerhein in Knee Osteoarthritis

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: February 27, 2007
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2010
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Laboratoires NEGMA
Some inflammation mediators, notably IL-1, are implied in the joint degeneration phenomena of osteoarthritis. The aim of this study is to confirm in vivo the favourable effect of diacerhein on IL-1 and also to appreciate its effect on other synovial inflammation mediators.

Condition Intervention Phase
Osteoarthritis Drug: Diacerhein Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Exploratory Study of Some Synovial Fluid Inflammation Mediatorsunder Diacerhein in Knee Osteoarthritis Patients. Phase IV Study.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Synovial concentration of IL-1

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Synovial concentration of IL-6

Estimated Enrollment: 96
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Painful osteoarthritis
  • Hydarthrosis (synovial effusion)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • large effusion
  • severe pathologies
  • anti-osteoarthritic treatments
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00440661

Canada, Quebec
Rheumatologic Institut of Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2L1S6
Sponsors and Collaborators
Laboratoires NEGMA
Principal Investigator: Jean-Pierre RAYNAULD, MD Institut de Rhumatologie de Montreal
  More Information

Responsible Party: Patrick Darses, Negma-Lerads
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00440661     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HEC/ART06572N
First Submitted: February 26, 2007
First Posted: February 27, 2007
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2010
Last Verified: October 2007

Keywords provided by Laboratoires NEGMA:
Osteoarthritis, IL-1

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Anti-Inflammatory Agents