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N-3 PUFA and Rheumatoid Arthritis in Korea

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01618019
First Posted: June 13, 2012
Last Update Posted: October 2, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yongsoon Park, Hanyang University
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to see if supplementation of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) can be beneficial for the patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Condition Intervention
Rheumatoid Arthritis Dietary Supplement: Omega-3 fatty acid Dietary Supplement: Placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effect of n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Supplementation on Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Further study details as provided by Yongsoon Park, Hanyang University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Dose of NSAID [ Time Frame: 16 week ]
    Daily non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) requirements as mg/day


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Duration of Morning Stiffness [ Time Frame: 16 week ]
    Duration of morning stiffness means that patients with rheumatoid arthritis feel those joints stiff when they wake up in the morning.

  • Physician's Global Assessment [ Time Frame: 16 week ]

    Physician's global assessment is ranged from 0 to 10 by the assessing physician.

    (0= no pain; 10= very severe pain)


  • Patient's Global Assessment [ Time Frame: 16 week ]
    Patient's global assessment is patient self-assessed disability. (0= better condition; 10= very worse condition)

  • Pain Scale [ Time Frame: 16 week ]
    Pain scale is ranged from 0 to 100. (0= no pain; 100= severe pain)

  • Osteocalcin Concentration [ Time Frame: 16 week ]
    serum Osteocalcin concentration as nmol/L

  • BSAP Concentration [ Time Frame: 16 week ]
    serum bone specific alkaline phosphatase concentration as U/L

  • CTX Concentration [ Time Frame: 16 week ]
    serum C-terminal telopeptide of type 1 collagen concentration as nmol/L


Enrollment: 109
Study Start Date: November 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: N-3 PUFA
5 capsules/day of n-3 PUFA, containing 2.09 g eicosapentaenoic acid and 1.165 g docosahexaenoic acid
Dietary Supplement: Omega-3 fatty acid
5 capsules/day of either n-3 PUFA, containing 2.09 g eicosapentaenoic acid and 1.165 g docosahexaenoic acid
Other Name: Ropufa 75 n-3, DSM Nutritional products, Switzerland
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
5 capsules/day of placebo containing sunflower with oleic acid (DSM Nutritional products, Switzerland)
Dietary Supplement: Placebo
5 capsules/day of placebo containing sunflower with oleic acid (DSM Nutritional products, Switzerland)

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed based on American College of Rheumatology guideline and receiving NSAID, glucocorticoids, or DMARD were eligible if the dosage had been stable for at least 3 months prior to entering the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients were excluded if they were pregnant, lactating, under the age of 18 or over age 80, taking supplements containing n-3 PUFA, white blood cell (WBC) ≤ 3.5 × 109/L, hemoglobin (Hb) ≤ 8.5 g/dL, platelet ≤ 100 × 109/L, creatinine ≥ 2.0 mg/dL, and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) or alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≥ 2.5 times upper limit of normal.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01618019


Locations
Korea, Republic of
Hanyang university hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 133-792
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hanyang University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yongsoon Park, PhD Hanyang University
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Yongsoon Park, Associate Professor, Hanyang University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01618019     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HYUH-C55
KRF-2010-000-8656 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: KRF, Korean Government )
First Submitted: June 8, 2012
First Posted: June 13, 2012
Results First Submitted: June 17, 2012
Results First Posted: October 2, 2012
Last Update Posted: October 2, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012

Keywords provided by Yongsoon Park, Hanyang University:
n-3 PUFA
rheumatoid arthritis
inflammation
eicosanoids
bone turnover markers

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases