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Primary UVB-311nm and Adalimumab in Psoriasis Patients

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00638261
First Posted: March 19, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Peter Wolf, MD, Medical University of Graz
  Purpose
Adalimumab, a fully human anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) monoclonal antibody has been approved for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. However, in a portion of cases adalimumab does not induce reduction of psoriasis area and severity index (PASI) of 75% or greater, now being considered as gold standard for treatment efficacy. In this study we aim to determine in a randomized half-side comparison whether initial narrowband UVB-311nm phototherapy accelerates and improves the clearance of skin lesions in adalimumab-treated patients.

Condition Intervention
Psoriasis Radiation: UVB-311nm

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Adalimumab in Primary Combination With UVB-311nm Half-side Phototherapy in Patients With Psoriasis

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Further study details as provided by Peter Wolf, MD, Medical University of Graz:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Modified PASI (psoriasis area and severity index) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient visual analogue score (VAS) for therapeutic effect [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • Patient VAS for severity of skin lesions [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Enrollment: 4
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
left/right
left or right body side
Radiation: UVB-311nm
UVB-311nm radiation given 3 times a week to one randomized body-half
Other Name: narrow-band UVB radiation

Detailed Description:
Patients with moderate to severe psoriasis who are scheduled to receive a standard treatment course of adalimumab (loading dose of 80 mg and thereafter 40 mg s.c. biweekly) are exposed to UVB-311nm phototherapy on a randomized body half (left or right; head exempt) 3 x per week for six weeks and/or until complete response (defined as reduction in PASI to < 3). PASI score, patient visual analogue score (VAS) for therapeutic response, and patient VAS for severity of skin lesions is assessed weekly; and at follow-up visits at month 3, 6, and 12. Paired Wilcoxon testing for differences in PASI and patient VAS scores is done; Fischer exact test is applied to determine differences in complete remission, PASI reduction > 90%, > 75% and/or 50% between body sites.
  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Psoriasis patients who are scheduled for treatment with adalimumab.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • History of skin cancer
  • Presence of or history of malignant skin tumors
  • Dysplastic melanocytic nevus syndrome
  • Antinuclear antibodies (ds-DNA, Ro/SSA, La/SSB)
  • Autoimmune disorders such as Lupus erythematosus or Dermatomyositis
  • Photosensitive diseases such as porphyria, chronic actinic dermatitis, Xeroderma pigmentosum, basal cell nevus syndrome, and others
  • General poor health status
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00638261


Locations
Austria
Medical University of Graz, Department of Dermatology
Graz, Austria, A-8036
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Graz
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Peter Wolf, MD Medical University of Graz, Austria
  More Information

Responsible Party: Peter Wolf, MD, Professor of Bioimmunotherapy, Medical University of Graz
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00638261     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 19-134 ex 07/08
First Submitted: March 12, 2008
First Posted: March 19, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012

Keywords provided by Peter Wolf, MD, Medical University of Graz:
Psoriasis
Biologic
Adalimumab
Narrow-band UVB
phototherapy
half-side comparison

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Psoriasis
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Skin Diseases
Adalimumab
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents