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Exercise in Sjogren, Myositis and Takayasu's Arteritis

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Verified February 2016 by Bruno Gualano, University of Sao Paulo
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Bruno Gualano, University of Sao Paulo Identifier:
First received: November 29, 2011
Last updated: February 17, 2016
Last verified: February 2016

Exercise may improve physical capacity and health parameters in Primary Syndrome´s Sjogren, Myositis and Takayasu's Arteritis.

Therefore, this study aims to investigate the role of an exercise training program in patients with Primary Syndrome´s Sjogren, Myositis and Takayasu's Arteritis.

Condition Intervention
Primary Sjogren´s Syndrome Myositis Other: Exercise training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Exercise Training in Primary Sjogren´s Syndrome, Myositis and Takayasu's Arteritis

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Further study details as provided by Bruno Gualano, University of Sao Paulo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Aerobic Capacity [ Time Frame: Twelve weeks ]
    Maximum Oxygen Consumption (VO2Max)

  • Muscle strength [ Time Frame: Twelve weeks ]
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: Twelve weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Serum anti-inflammatory cytokines [ Time Frame: Twelve weeks ]

  • Serum pro-inflammatory cytokines [ Time Frame: Twelve weeks ]
    Interleukin-1 (IL-1), interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a)

  • Serum inflammatory markers [ Time Frame: Twelve weeks ]
    erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), c-reactive protein (CRP), aldolase

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: October 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Sjogren and Myositis Control (no control for takayasu's)
Experimental: Sjogren, Myositis and Takayasu's Trained Other: Exercise training

"Sjöegren arm": 30-60 minutes of combined aerobic and strength exercises, twice a week, moderate intensity.

"Myositis arm": 30 minutes of resistance training combined partial blood flow restriction, twice a week, low intensity.

"Takayasu's arteritis arm": 30-50 minutes of aerobic, twice a week, moderate intensity.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Physically inactive
  • Stable drugs regime for at least three months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other rheumatic diseases
  • Physical disability that prevent the patient to perform the physical tests
  • Severe pulmonary disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01501019

University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine Clinical Hospital Recruiting
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 05403-010
Contact: Thalita Blasques Dassouki, MSc    55 11 2661-8022   
Principal Investigator: Ana Lucia Sa Pinto, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Bruno Gualano, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Fernanda R Lima, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Hamilton Roschel, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Sandra G Pasoto, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Bruno Gualano, Principal Investigator, University of Sao Paulo Identifier: NCT01501019     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Exercise in Autoimmunity
Study First Received: November 29, 2011
Last Updated: February 17, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sjogren's Syndrome
Takayasu Arteritis
Aortic Arch Syndromes
Pathologic Processes
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Salivary Gland Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Dry Eye Syndromes
Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases
Eye Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Muscular Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Aortic Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017