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Measuring Adherence to Topical Therapy in Children With Atopic Dermatitis and the Impact of a Return Visit

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2009 by Wake Forest University Health Sciences.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Identifier:
First received: April 2, 2008
Last updated: January 9, 2009
Last verified: January 2009
The purpose of this research study is to better understand how the study drug works when people use it to treat atopic dermatitis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Atopic Dermatitis
Drug: tacrolimus ointment
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Measuring Adherence to Topical Therapy in Children With Atopic Dermatitis and the Impact of a Return Visit

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Further study details as provided by Wake Forest University Health Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Measured adherence to topical therapy in children via MEMS cap in a "real-life" clinic population [ Time Frame: from Baseline to Week 4 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The change from Baseline to Week 4 (or end of treatment) in the IGA. [ Time Frame: from Baseline to Week 4 ]
  • The change from Baseline to Week 4 (or end of treatment) in the calculated EASI score. [ Time Frame: from Baseline to Week 4 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: April 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: tacrolimus ointment
    tacrolimus ointment to be applied twice daily to affected areas during duration of study
Detailed Description:
To evaluate adherence to topical therapy using adherence data collected by the MEMS cap (Medication Electronic Monitoring System) in pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) and the impact of a return visit.

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female subjects age 2-15.
  2. Stable or worsening atopic dermatitis affecting 5% or greater body surface area. Face and genital areas can be included in the body surface area determination and treatment area.
  3. The ability and willingness to follow all study procedures, attend all scheduled visits, and successfully complete the study.
  4. The ability to understand and sign a written informed consent/assent form, which must be obtained prior to treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Known allergy to tacrolimus or to any component of the formulations.
  2. The use of systemic therapy for atopic dermatitis within the past 4 weeks.
  3. Use of prescription topical therapy for atopic dermatitis (e.g., corticosteroids or retinoids) within the past 2 weeks.
  4. Use of any investigational therapy within the past 4 weeks.
  5. Pregnant females, females who are breast feeding, or females of childbearing potential who are not practicing an acceptable method of birth control (abstinence, birth control pill/patch, barrier with spermicidal jelly, IUD, etc.), as determined by the investigator. Acceptable contraception must be used during the entire study. A pregnancy test will be performed on females of childbearing potential at baseline and at week 4.
  6. Any other condition which, in the judgment of the investigator, would put the subject at unacceptable risk for participation in the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00654355

Contact: Susie Dowd 336-716-3775

United States, North Carolina
Dept of Dermatology, WFUHS Recruiting
Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157
Contact: Adele Clark, PA-C    336-716-3775   
Principal Investigator: Steve R Feldman, MD, PHD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wake Forest University
Principal Investigator: Steve Feldman, MD, PHD WFUHS
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr .Steve Feldman, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Identifier: NCT00654355     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 00002300
contract #32417
Study First Received: April 2, 2008
Last Updated: January 9, 2009

Keywords provided by Wake Forest University Health Sciences:
atopic dermatitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dermatitis, Atopic
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on May 22, 2017