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A Randomised Trial of a Moisturising Cream in Preventing Recurrence of Hand Eczema

This study has been completed.
Smerud Medical Research International AS
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ACO Hud Nordic AB Identifier:
First received: December 18, 2007
Last updated: October 10, 2008
Last verified: December 2007
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether a moisturizing cream can prevent hand eczema.Patients with previous hand eczema will be studied. In the second part of the study, it will be explored if a treatment regimen of a topical corticosteroid once daily is not inferior to treatment twice daily.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hand Eczema
Drug: Urea
Drug: betamethasone valerate
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomised Trial of a Moisturising Cream in Preventing Recurrence of Hand Eczema

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Further study details as provided by ACO Hud Nordic AB:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to relapse of hand eczema [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The number of patients showing clearance of hand eczema after betamethasone treatment once versus twice daily [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]

Enrollment: 53
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: May 2008
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1:1
Part 1 of the study (maintenance part)
Drug: Urea
Urea cream applied twice daily up to six months
Other Name: Canoderm 5% kräm
No Intervention: 1:2
Part 1 of the study (maintenance part)
Experimental: 2:1
Part 2 of the study (eczema part)
Drug: betamethasone valerate
Application once daily for two weeks
Other Name: Betnoderm 0,1 % kräm
Active Comparator: 2:2
Part 2 of the study (eczema part)
Drug: betamethasone valerate
Application twice daily for two weeks
Other Name: Betnoderm 0,1 % kräm


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically proven history of hand eczema
  • At inclusion controlled state of hand eczema (≤3 on Hand Eczema Extent Score, HEES)
  • Daily use of moisturising treatment
  • Either gender
  • Age 18 or above
  • Written Informed Consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Possible allergy to ingredients in the study medications
  • At study start active psoriatic lesions or active atopic eczema lesions on the hands. Active bacterial, fungal or viral infection of the hands
  • Patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding, or who plan to become pregnant during the course of the study
  • Use of any concomitant medication that may interfere with the study related activities or assessment of efficacy
  • Any patient related factor suggesting potential poor compliance with study procedures (e.g. psychiatric disorders, history of alcohol or substance abuse)
  • Any serious medical condition which, in the opinion of the investigator, may interfere with the evaluation of the results
  • Inclusion in a study of an investigational drug within 60 days prior to start of treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00576550

Medi 3 Innlandet
Hamar, Norway
Oslo, Norway
Dr Funks hudklinikk
Oslo, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
ACO Hud Nordic AB
Smerud Medical Research International AS
Principal Investigator: Gro Moerk, MD Rikshospitalet, Oslo
  More Information

Responsible Party: Karin Wirén, ACO HUD NORDIC Identifier: NCT00576550     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SMR-1588
Study First Received: December 18, 2007
Last Updated: October 10, 2008

Keywords provided by ACO Hud Nordic AB:
Hand eczema

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Betamethasone benzoate
Betamethasone Valerate
Betamethasone sodium phosphate
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents processed this record on May 23, 2017