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

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: NCT00669123
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 29, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 29, 2008
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Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteoarthritis Psoriasis Joint Diseases Muskuloskeletal Diseases Skin Diseases Drug: Chondroitin sulphate Drug: Placebo Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 126 participants
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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Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo
Experimental: 1
Chondroitin sulphate
Drug: Chondroitin sulphate
Chondroitin sulphate 800 mg/day
Other Name: Condrosan

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

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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 (NCT number): NCT00669123

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Hospital del Mar
Barcelona, Spain, 08003
Instituto Poal de Reumatología
Barcelona, Spain, 08022
Sponsors and Collaborators
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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
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Dr Josep Vergés Milano, Scientific Medical Director, Bioiberica Identifier: NCT00669123    
Other Study ID Numbers: CS/IV/PSO/ART
First Posted: April 29, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 29, 2008
Last Verified: April 2008
Keywords provided by Bioiberica:
Chondroitin sulphate
Knee osteoarthritis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Skin Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous