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Using Light Therapy to Treat Toe Nail Fungus

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 October 2008 by Nomir Medical Technologies.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Nomir Medical Technologies Identifier:
First received: July 7, 2008
Last updated: October 10, 2008
Last verified: October 2008
To see if four sessions of light therapy successfully treats nail fungus.

Condition Intervention Phase
Onychomycosis Device: light therapy Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Noveon Laser Treatment of Onychomycosis: A Device Performance Clinical Study

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Further study details as provided by Nomir Medical Technologies:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • clinical improvement [ Time Frame: six months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • mycological negative [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: May 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Light therapy
Device: light therapy
6 minute light therapy
Other Name: laser threapy
Sham Comparator: 2
6 minute "session" given with machine "off"
Device: light therapy
combination of wavelengths
Other Name: No therapy/machine is "off"

Detailed Description:
This study is a one year study which includes four treatment sessions of light therapy looking for clinical and mycological improvement.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • toe nail fungus, not infolving lunula
  • between ages 18-70 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not on systemic anti-fungal medications
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00771732

Contact: Mary E Oster 781-893-1000
Contact: Alan Robbins, M.D. 781-893-1000

United States, Massachusetts
Paula Angelini, DPM Recruiting
Southborough, Massachusetts, United States, 02452
Contact: Paula Angelini, DPM    617-901-6421   
Contact: Mary Oster    508-524-4632   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nomir Medical Technologies
Study Chair: Alan Robbins, M.D. Nomir Medical Technologies
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nomir Medical Technologies Identifier: NCT00771732     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09.002
Study First Received: July 7, 2008
Last Updated: October 10, 2008

Keywords provided by Nomir Medical Technologies:
toe nail fungus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Nail Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017