Clinical Study of PET/CT and Association With Metabolic Syndrome/Depressive Symptoms in Psoriasis

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2014 by Pusan National University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : August 9, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 4, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pusan National University Hospital

Brief Summary:

Psoriasis is associated with increases in markers of inflammation in the skin and blood and increasingly is thought to be a systemic inflammatory disease and risk factor for incident diabetes mellitus, myocardial infarction, stroke, and premature cardiovascular death. Furthermore, it is important for clinicians to be aware that psoriasis can have a substantial emotional impact on an individual, which is not necessarily related to the extent of skin disease.

FDG-PET/CT represents an innovative approach to studying systemic inflammation in a manner that is sensitive, quantifiable, and anatomically localizable. Also, recent study show that chronic disease such as end stage renal disease with depressive symptoms have decreased cerebral glucose metabolism in several brain areas in F-18-FDG PET/CT. So this protocol was designed to evaluate usefulness of PET/CT to detect systemic inflammation and abnormality of cerebral glucose metabolism and association with metabolic syndrome/major depressive symptoms in patients with psoriasis.

Condition or disease
Psoriasis Metabolic Syndrome Depression

Detailed Description:

10 Patients with psoriasis

  1. Evaluate PASI score
  2. Evaluate comorbidity with metabolic syndrome

    • Body mass index(BMI)
    • Checking blood pressure
    • Checking blood sugar
    • Smoking and drinking history
    • Checking blood cholesterol level
    • Risk factors of cardiovascular disease
  3. PET/CT for measuring the extent and site of psoriasis with inflammation

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 10 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Phase 0 Clinical Study of PET/CT and Association With Metabolic Syndrome/Depressive Symptoms in Psoriasis
Study Start Date : June 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2015

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Beck depression inventory scoring and Korean Hamilton depression scale scoring [ Time Frame: Day 0 and 28 weeks later ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Brain glucose uptake using PET/CT [ Time Frame: Day 0 and 28 weeks later ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Peripheral blood and 18-F-FDG PET/CT images

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients of diagnosed with psoriasis in Pusan National University Hospital

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histological diagnosis of plaque type psoriasis
  • at least 18 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • those who cannot understand questionnaire
  • those who take antidepressant

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01661127

Contact: Byung-Soo Kim, Ph D. 82-51-240-7338

Korea, Republic of
Department of dermatology, Pusan National University Hospital Recruiting
Busan, Korea, Republic of
Contact: Byung-Soo Kim, Ph D.    82-51-240-7338   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Pusan National University Hospital
Study Chair: Byung-Soo Kim, Ph D. Pusan National University Hospital

Responsible Party: Pusan National University Hospital Identifier: NCT01661127     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PNUHDM-psoriasis
First Posted: August 9, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 4, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Metabolic Syndrome X
Pathologic Processes
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Skin Diseases
Insulin Resistance
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Behavioral Symptoms