Feasibility Study of Anti-inflammatory Cytokines in Whole Blood in Osteoarthritis Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Biomet, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: January 14, 2010
Last updated: December 18, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
This is a feasibility study to determine if anti-inflammatory cytokines can be concentrated from patients with osteoarthritis.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Feasibility Study to Determine the Up-regulation of Anti-inflammatory Cytokines in Whole Blood From Patients With Osteoarthritis

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Further study details as provided by Biomet, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Measure anti-inflammatory cytokines [ Time Frame: immediately after processing ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 105
Study Start Date: May 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
osteoarthritis patients


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with evidence of osteoarthritis.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis
  • signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • < 18 years of age
  • blood clotting disorder or active hematologic cancer
  • undergoing chemotherapy
  • history of rheumatoid arthritis
  • septic joint or fracture
  • active infection or history of chronic infection
  • use of cytokine blocking drugs with the last 6 months
  • intra-articular steroid or hyaluronic acid (HA) injection within last 6 months
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01050894

United States, Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 4646237
United States, Kentucky
Orthopaedic Surgery, Kentucky Clinic
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40506
United States, Ohio
Ohio State University Sports Medicine Center
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43221
Sponsors and Collaborators
Biomet, Inc.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Biomet, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01050894     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: APS-001
Study First Received: January 14, 2010
Last Updated: December 18, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Biomet, Inc.:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 30, 2015