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Effectiveness of Permethrin Impregnated Underwear in Preventing Louse Proliferation in Infected Homeless (ERPOUPER)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01287663
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : February 1, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 29, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille

Brief Summary:

Homelessness, also name the fourth world, is a growing public health problem worldwide. Previous studies showed that up to 30% of the homeless people reported pruritus that often results in itchy lesions, which expose them to bacterial skin infections.

The investigators therefore conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to test the hypothesis that a single oral dose of ivermectin was effective in significantly reducing the prevalence of pruritus in a sheltered homeless population.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Body's Louses Drug: Permethrin impregnated Drug: no Permethrin impregnated

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 125 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of Permethrin Impregnated Underwear in Preventing Louse Proliferation in Infected Homeless
Study Start Date : January 2011
Primary Completion Date : May 2012
Study Completion Date : May 2012

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Lice
Drug Information available for: Permethrin
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: no permethrin Drug: no Permethrin impregnated
Experimental: permethrin Drug: Permethrin impregnated



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Show that underwear soaked with permethrine in 8 % allow to reduce in a long-lasting way (J90 and J365) of 50 % the index of infestation and prevalency of the louses in the group treated with regard to the group placebo. [ Time Frame: 2 YEARS ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Show that underwear soaked with permethrine in 8 % allow to reduce in a long-lasting way (J90 and J365) of 50 % the index of infestation and prevalency of the louses in the group treated with regard to the group placebo. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient HOMELESS PERSON " individual who has no regular access to a conventional residence ", appearing during the period of study at reception centers (Forbin or Madrague Ville) and being in the habit of wearing there (at least 4 times a week),
  • Male genital organ and feminine,
  • Of more than 18 years old,
  • Presenting of the prurit, hurts of scratching or the louses
  • Wishing to change his underwear,
  • Having given his lit(enlightened) consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Woman presenting a sexually transmitted infection (infection with gonococcus, with Chlamydia trachomatis, with Trichomonas vaginalis) revealing on the takings realized during the consultation of inclusion but the bacteriological results of which will be known only secondarily.
  • Pregnant Woman presenting to the consultation of inclusion of métrorragies either a break of the pocket of waters or an infectious complication of the pregnancy.
  • Woman removing her consent during the study.
  • Lost sight Woman.
  • Woman deprived of freedom, judicial or administrative;
  • Woman hospitalized for quite other reason that looks for her(it);
  • Woman hospitalized in a sanitary establishment or social in the other purposes that the research;
  • Major Woman except state to express its consent

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Locations
France
Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Marseille
Marseille, France, 13354
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille
Investigators
Study Director: BERNARD BELAIGUES Assistance Publique hôpitaux de Marseille

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01287663     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010-A01406-33
2010 30 ( Other Identifier: AP HM )
First Posted: February 1, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 29, 2014
Last Verified: August 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Permethrin
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action