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Polydeoxyribonucleotide -Placentex Mastelli(Pdrn) for the Treatment of Diabetic Ulcers

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00638872
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 19, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 11, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Francesco Squadrito, University of Messina

Brief Summary:
The main objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of the polydeoxyribonucleotide in improving the healing of diabetic foot ulcers.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetic Ulcer Foot Ulcer Unhealed Drug: Polydeoxyribonucleotide Other: 0.9% NaCl Phase 4

Detailed Description:
This trial will involve diabetic patients with foot ulcers who meet the inclusion/exclusion criteria. At least 200 patients aged 45-80yrs will be enrolled in the study and randomly allocated to receive the active drug or the placebo in indistinguishable formulations. After 2 months closure rate of the ulcer will be evaluated.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 215 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Use of PDRN (Polydeoxyribonucleotide -Placentex Mastelli) as a Treatment for Wound Healing.
Study Start Date : October 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Drug: Polydeoxyribonucleotide
3 times a week perilesional or intramuscular injections

Placebo Comparator: placebo
Other: 0.9% NaCl
same as PDRN

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. reduction of ulcer rate [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. safety and tolerability of the compound [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female aged 45-80yrs
  • Minimum schooling 5yrs
  • Type I or II diabetes since at least 5yrs with a stable metabolic control
  • Foot ulcer since minimum 2 weeks
  • Ulcer >1cm and <16cm at day 0
  • Ulcer grade 1 or 2 wagner scale
  • Wound free of necrotic debris
  • TcPO2 >29mmHg
  • Not pregnant or lactant

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-consenting patient
  • History of alcohol or drug abuse
  • Gangrene on any part of the affected foot
  • Ongoing untreated infections
  • Ulcer over a charcot deformity
  • Use of a systemic cicatrizant drug in the past 10 days
  • Malnutrition
  • Neurological or psychiatric pathologies
  • Liver or kidney insufficiency
  • Corticosteroid or immunosuppressive or cytotoxic therapy
  • Other severe pathologies
  • Proven hypersensitivity to the drug or to any related component

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00638872

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University of Messina
Messina, Italy, 98125
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Messina
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Study Director: Giulia Cattarini Mastelli srl, via Bussana Vecchia, Sanremo, Italy
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Responsible Party: Francesco Squadrito, Full Professor of Pharmacology, University of Messina Identifier: NCT00638872    
Other Study ID Numbers: PLA/01/06
First Posted: March 19, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 11, 2012
Last Verified: September 2012
Keywords provided by Francesco Squadrito, University of Messina:
foot ulcer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Foot Ulcer
Pathologic Processes
Foot Diseases
Skin Diseases
Leg Ulcer
Skin Ulcer