Plaqenil Role in Prevention of Age Related Macular Degeneration

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2012 by Ziv Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 1, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 1, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ziv Hospital

Brief Summary:
The investigators think that there is a connection between the use of plaquenil and the prevention of Age related macular degeneration (AMD). The investigators believe that the use of plaquenil makes bruch's membrane thicker, thereby preventing Chroidal Neovascularization (CNV) growth.

Condition or disease
Age Related Macular Degeneration

Detailed Description:
the study is done by comparing to groups RA patients who take plaquenil Vs. group of patients who do not take plaquenil. after measuring the retina thickness we compare the avg. thickness of both groups.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Observational Study Between People That Use Plaquenil and Those Who do Not in Prevention of AMD.
Study Start Date : January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2012

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RA patients treated with plaquenil
Patients who do not use plaquenil

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Ziv Medical center retina clinic population

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and use plaquenil

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients who did not complete follow-up

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01541449

Contact: Joseph Pikkel, M.D 0508434206

Ziv Medical Center Recruiting
Safed, Israel, 13100
Contact: Otzem Chassid, M.D    0506266059   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ziv Hospital
Principal Investigator: Joseph pikkel, M.D Ziv Medical Center

Responsible Party: Ziv Hospital Identifier: NCT01541449     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ZIV-0061-11
First Posted: March 1, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 1, 2012
Last Verified: January 2012

Keywords provided by Ziv Hospital:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antirheumatic Agents