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Calcium Electroporation for the Treatment of Keloids

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Verified August 2015 by Julie Gehl, Herlev Hospital
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Julie Gehl, Herlev Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 3, 2013
Last updated: August 28, 2015
Last verified: August 2015
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of calcium electroporation on keloids.

Condition Intervention Phase
Keloid Drug: Calcium chloride Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Calcium Electroporation for the Treatment of Keloids

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Further study details as provided by Julie Gehl, Herlev Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Response evaluated by Vancouver Scar Scale [ Time Frame: After 6 months ]
    Vancouver scar scale evaluate the keloids by: pigmentation, pliability, height, and vascularity.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse events to calcium electroporation. [ Time Frame: After 6 months. ]
    Describe adverse events using Common Terminology for Adverse Events, version 4.0

Estimated Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: August 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Calcium electroporation

The keloid will be treated with intratumoral injection of calcium chloride followed by electrotransfer. It is a once only treatment.

Calcium chlorid concentration is 9 mg/ml Total dose is 0,5ml/cm3 tumor volume.

Drug: Calcium chloride
Other Names:
  • Calcium Chloride dihydrate
  • ATC code A02AC
  • EV substance codeSUB12664MIG

Detailed Description:
The keloids wil be treated with intratumoral injection of calcium followed by electroporation. It is a once only treatment and the patients will be followed up for 24 months.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least 1 keloid available to electroporation.
  • Patient should have been offered standard treatment.
  • At least 8 weeks since other keloid treatment.
  • Performance status <2 (ECOG).
  • Platelet count >50 mia/l
  • International Normalized Ratio (INR) <1,2.
  • Age >18.
  • Patient should be able to understand participants information.
  • Signed, informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically significant coagulopathy.
  • Pregnancy or lactation.
  • Participation in other clinical trial involving experimental drugs or participation in a clinical trial within 4 weeks before study treatment.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01941914

Contact: Julie Gehl 004538683868

Department of Oncology, Copenhagen University hospital, Herlev Recruiting
Herlev, Denmark, 2730
Contact: Julie Gehl    004538683868   
Principal Investigator: Julie Gehl         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Herlev Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Julie Gehl, Medical doctor, Herlev Hospital Identifier: NCT01941914     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AA1310
Study First Received: September 3, 2013
Last Updated: August 28, 2015

Keywords provided by Julie Gehl, Herlev Hospital:
Calcium electroporation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Collagen Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Calcium, Dietary
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on September 20, 2017