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Symptomatic Efficacy of Diacerein in Knee Osteoarthritis

This study has been completed.
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Laboratoires NEGMA Identifier:
First received: March 6, 2007
Last updated: March 3, 2010
Last verified: March 2010
Pain is the main symptom of osteoarthritis that motivates medical visits. Diacerhein has already demonstrated its efficacy in knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. This study aims at confirming the efficacy of diacerhein in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis using known and validated criteria and according to the recommendations and guidelines for this kind of study.

Condition Intervention Phase
Knee Osteoarthritis Drug: Diacerein Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy Study of Diacerein in the Symptomatic Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

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Further study details as provided by Laboratoires NEGMA:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • VAS on pain movement, WOMAC A 1.1 section

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • WOMAC : total, pain, physical function
  • Paracetamol consumption
  • Global assessment of the patient
  • Responder patients with OMERACT-OARSI criteria
  • Tolerance

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: November 2005
Study Completion Date: September 2006
Primary Completion Date: September 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Painful primary osteoarthritis (VAS ≥ 40 mm)
  • Radiologically proven (Kellgren & Lawrence grade I to III)
  • Requiring the prescription of a symptomatic treatment of pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe associated diseases
  • Wash-out: AINS, Coxibs, Paracetamol, anti-osteoarthritic treatments, hyaluronic acid, knee tidal lavage
  • Other osteoarticular disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00445276

Chu Trousseau
Tours, France, 37044
Sponsors and Collaborators
Laboratoires NEGMA
Principal Investigator: Jean - Pierre Valat Unafilliated
  More Information

Responsible Party: Patrick Darses, Negam-Lerads Identifier: NCT00445276     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HEC / ART 05 566 N
Study First Received: March 6, 2007
Last Updated: March 3, 2010

Keywords provided by Laboratoires NEGMA:
Painful osteoarthritis
Clinical trial

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
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