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Chondroitin Sulphate Efficay/Safety in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis and Psoriasis

This study has been completed.
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Bioiberica Identifier:
First received: April 24, 2008
Last updated: April 28, 2008
Last verified: April 2008
The purpouse of this study is to determine the efficacy and safety of chondroitin sulphate conventional treatment in patients with both knee osteoarthritis and plaque psoriasis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Osteoarthritis Psoriasis Joint Diseases Muskuloskeletal Diseases Skin Diseases Drug: Chondroitin sulphate Drug: Placebo Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Fase IV Clinical Trial to Evaluate Chondroitin Sulphate Efficacy and Safety in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis and Psoriasis

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Further study details as provided by Bioiberica:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Huskisson Visual Analogue Scale [ Time Frame: Monthly ]
  • Psoriasis Area and Severity Index [ Time Frame: Monthly ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Lequesne Index [ Time Frame: Monthly ]
  • Use of rescue medication [ Time Frame: Monthly ]
  • SF-36 Health Questionaire [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  • Overall Lession Severity Scale [ Time Frame: Monthly ]
  • Physician's Global Assessment of improvement [ Time Frame: Monthly ]
  • Histological assessment of skin biopsies [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  • Dermatology Life Quality Index [ Time Frame: Monthly ]
  • Tolerability [ Time Frame: Monthly ]
  • Adverse events [ Time Frame: Monthly ]

Enrollment: 126
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo
Experimental: 1
Chondroitin sulphate
Drug: Chondroitin sulphate
Chondroitin sulphate 800 mg/day
Other Name: Condrosan


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary knee OA according to ACR criteria;
  • OA of radiological stages 1 to 3 according to Kellgren-Lawrence;
  • VAS of pain ≥30;
  • PASI ≥ 5.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known allergy to chondroitin sulphate;
  • Other bone and articular diseases such as chondrocalcinosis, Paget's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, acromegaly, hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease;
  • Patients with skin conditions that could interfere in the clinical trial evaluation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00669123

Hospital del Mar
Barcelona, Spain, 08003
Instituto Poal de Reumatología
Barcelona, Spain, 08022
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Pere Benito, MD Hospital del Mar
Principal Investigator: Montserrat Pérez, MD Instituto Poal de Reumatología
Principal Investigator: Ingrid Möller, MD Instituto Poal de Reumatología
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr Josep Vergés Milano, Scientific Medical Director, Bioiberica Identifier: NCT00669123     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CS/IV/PSO/ART
Study First Received: April 24, 2008
Last Updated: April 28, 2008

Keywords provided by Bioiberica:
Chondroitin sulphate
Knee osteoarthritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Skin Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous processed this record on August 21, 2017