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Trial of Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis With Concurrent Altabax® and Topical Low-Potency Corticosteroids Versus Low-Potency Corticosteroid Mono-therapy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00871208
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Funding withdrawn)
First Posted : March 30, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 12, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This study is designed to determine whether the addition of topical Altabax (R) to a treatment regimen of topical corticosteroid therapy speeds clearance of atopic dermatitis and improves quality of life.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Atopic Dermatitis Drug: Altabax (R) Drug: Vehicle and Locoid lipocream (R) Phase 4

Detailed Description:

Background: Atopic dermatitis is a pruritic skin disorder which affects more than 10% of the United States population, one-third of whom report sleep disturbance and a quarter with chronic unremitting disease. Atopic dermatitis is a recurrent pruritic skin disorder which has a significant morbidity and extensive costs for the health care system. Quality of life is often impaired for patients with atopic dermatitis due to sleep disturbance, pruritus and the physical impairment of visible skin lesions.

The rapidity in which pruritus and lesional appearance are noted to resolve correlates strongly with improved patient satisfaction and improved quality of life.

Recently, a clinical trial of adding mupirocin into a regimen of topical corticosteroids has shown a significant enhancement in lesional clearance and symptom reduction with addition of mupirocin to the topical corticosteroid. These improvements were most notable within the first week of treatment.

Proposal: A 4-week clinical trial of 60 atopic dermatitis patients (ages 9 months to 17 years) would be conducted. All sixty patients would be given topical mid-potency corticosteroid (Locoid lipocream®) to be mixed with a second product. Half the patients would receive Altabax® and the other half would receive vehicle (blinded to subject and investigator). Patients would be advised to apply the topical randomized product first, let dry and then apply topical Locoid lipocream ® to affected areas, and then apply the topical randomized ointment product to each of the sites of skin disease on top of the Locoid lipocream ®. Treatment of affected areas would continue for 4 weeks or until lesions have cleared, which ever comes first. Parents of patients will be asked to maintain a written diary of drug application.


Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis With Concurrent Altabax® and Topical Low-Potency Corticosteroids vs. Low-Potency Corticosteroid Mono-therapy
Study Start Date : May 2009
Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Study Completion Date : May 2010


Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Altabax (R) and Locoid Lipocream (R):Patients will apply both drugs sequentially to active lesions of atopic dermatitis. Physical examination, skin cultures, photos and quality of life scores will be performed at baseline, week 1, week 2 and week 4.
Drug: Altabax (R)
Retapamulin 1% ointment is to be applied to lesional atopic dermatitis twice-daily in addition to a topical corticosteroid (Locoid lipocream (R))
Other Names:
  • Altabax(R)ointment
  • Locoid lipocream (R)
Active Comparator: 2
Vehicle and Locoid Lipocream (R):Patients will apply both drugs sequentially to active lesions of atopic dermatitis. Physical examination, skin cultures, photos and quality of life scores will be performed at baseline, week 1, week 2 and week 4.
Drug: Vehicle and Locoid lipocream (R)
The vehicle base of retapamulin ointment will be applied twice-daily to active lesions of atopic dermatitis in addition to locoid lipocream (R)
Other Name: Locoid lipocream (R)


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Superiority of drug to vehicle in reducing Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI) scores in children with atopic dermatitis [ Time Frame: Each patient will be enrolled for a 4 week trial ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improved quality of life with usage of the drug altabax (R) and topical corticosteroids over vehicle and topical corticosteroids for treatment of atopic dermatitis in children with atopic dermatitis. [ Time Frame: 4 week trial of medication ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Months to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Diagnosis of Atopic Dermatitis
  2. Ages 9 months to 17 years
  3. Presence of at least one lesion of atopic dermatitis at the time of baseline enrollment
  4. Disease limited to less than 100 cm2 body surface area
  5. EASI Score of at least 7, based on the Gong, et al publication Gong JQ, Lin L, Lin T, Hao F, Zeng FQ, Bi ZG, Yi D, Zhao B. Skin colonization by Staphylococcus aureus in patients with eczema and atopic dermatitis and relevant combined topical therapy: a double-blind multicentre randomized controlled trial. Br J Dermatol. 2006 Oct;155(4):680-7.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Allergy to any ingredient in Altabax® or Locoid lipocream ®
  2. Usage of oral corticosteroids within the 2 weeks prior to study initiation or during the study
  3. Usage of topical corticosteroid or other topical prescriptions for atopic dermatitis in the week prior to study initiation
  4. Inability to comply with the study protocol
  5. Presence of major medical illness requiring systemic therapy including cancers.
  6. Clinical diagnosis of bacterial infections of the skin, including impetigo or abscesses.
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
United States, New York
Department of Dermatology, Beth Israel Medical Center
NY, New York, United States, 10003
Department of Dermatology, Roosevelt Hospital
NY, New York, United States, 10019
Department of Dermatology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt-Hospital Center
NY, New York, United States, 10025
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
GlaxoSmithKline
More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00871208     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SLR08-057-111672
First Posted: March 30, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 12, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015

Keywords provided by St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center:
Atopic Dermatitis
pruritus
quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dermatitis
Dermatitis, Atopic
Eczema
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Hydrocortisone-17-butyrate
Hydrocortisone 17-butyrate 21-propionate
Hydrocortisone acetate
Cortisol succinate
Hydrocortisone
Dermatologic Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents