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Study Protocol Comparing Polidocanol Versus Hypertonic Glucose for Treatment of Reticular Veins

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr Matheus Bertanha, UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02054325
First received: February 1, 2014
Last updated: November 30, 2016
Last verified: November 2016
  Purpose
It will be done a randomized triple-blind study comparing 0,2% polidocanol versus 75% hypertonic glucose of sclerotherapy in lower limbs´ reticular veins. It will be included only adult women with reticular veins on the side of the thighs and mild venous insufficiency (CEAP 1). The primary endpoint will be efficacy, and secondary will be safety.

Condition Intervention Phase
Varicose Veins
Drug: Polidocanol with Glucose
Drug: Glucose
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Triple-blind Study Protocol Comparing Polidocanol Versus Hypertonic Glucose for Sclerotherapy in Treatment of Reticular Veins at the Lower Limbs.

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Further study details as provided by UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy in Treating Reticular Veins by Photographs: Mean Percent Reticular Vein Disappearance Two Months After Treatment. [ Time Frame: Mean Percent of reticular vein disappearance two months after treatment ]
    Photographs were performed pretreatment and two months after the treatment, these were analyzed for efficacy in treat reticular veins by two blind analyzers objectively with measurement through the use of free software ImageJ.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The Safety of the Treatment: Mean Percent of Skin Hyperpigmentation Two Months After Treatment [ Time Frame: Two months after treatment. ]
    Skin hyperpigmentation was defined as a brownish hue stain superimposing the previous treated vein site (by visual photographic analyses). Skin hyperpigmentation was firstly evaluated according to its occurence and labeled as "Yes" or "No". Afterwards, when there was stain in the previous treated area, a line was drawn on the stain with Image J software , and the Mean Percent of Skin Hyperpigmentation was proportionaly compared with length of vein treated, previuos mesuread (mean and SD).


Enrollment: 106
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Polidocanol with Glucose
An application session 0.2% Polidocanol + 70% Glucose to treat reticular veins of the lower limb selected, with a maximum volume of 5 ml.
Drug: Polidocanol with Glucose
An application session 0.2% Polidocanol + 70% Glucose to treat reticular veins of the lower limb selected, with a maximum volume of 5 ml. Return to a week to investigate the adverse effects and 2 months for proof of efficacy and adverse effects
Other Names:
  • Dodecylpolyethyleneglycolether
  • Aethoxysklerol
  • Varithena
Active Comparator: Glucose
An application session 75% Glucose to treat reticular veins of the lower limb selected, with a maximum volume of 5ml.
Drug: Glucose
An application session 75% Glucose to treat reticular veins of the lower limb selected, with a maximum volume of 5 ml. Return to a week to investigate the adverse effects and 2 months for proof of efficacy and adverse effects
Other Name: Dextrose

Detailed Description:

Background. The prevalence of chronic venous disease is high in the general population, mainly in young women, and in milder cases the usual complaint is aesthetic. Various techniques are used for treatment of mild varicose disease, including surgical treatment, laser ablation and sclerotherapy. Reticular veins are those with less than 3mm diameter, bluish and important contribution to the aesthetic damage, and sometimes they are related to local pain and recurrence after treatment of telangiectasias. There is no consensus in the literature about the effectiveness of treatment with sclerotherapy, despite of being an usual procedure with different chemicals.

Methods and design. One hundred lower limbs of healthy women between 18 and 69 years will be triple blind randomized to receive treatment with polidocanol 0.2% diluted in 70% hypertonic glucose versus 75% hypertonic glucose for sclerotherapy treatment of reticular veins. The patients will be examined and clinically classified. It will be included patients with reticular veins sited at out's thigh/leg, measuring at least 10cm long, and only one extremity will be included per patient. The patients with varicose disease CEAP 2 or more will not be included. The treatment will be carried out in only one session and the medication volume not exceeding 5 ml. Clinical follow-up protocols will be filled on regular visits on days 0 - 7 - 60 concomitantly with photograph documentation. Supplementary examination for venous mapping with ultrasound pretreatment is performed for all patients.

Discussion. This prospective controlled double-blind randomized trial aims to verify and compare the efficacy and safety for sclerotherapy treatment of reticular veins of the lower limbs. The results may help physicians to choose the best sclerotherapy treatment for reticular veins.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 69 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • females
  • with at least 10 cm from the lateral reticular veins of the leg or thigh of the leg
  • clinical classification of chronic venous disease C1(mild venous disease),
  • minimum age of 18 year-old and maximum age 69 year-old
  • agreement with the study
  • signing the free and informed consent ( IC)
  • not use anticoagulant drugs .

Exclusion Criteria:

  • male
  • varicose disease in any quantity or location with clinical classification of chronic venous disease different of C1(mild venous disease)
  • restrict mobility
  • arterial insufficiency
  • be allergic to any substance that may be related to the study drugs
  • any cause of dermatitis on application site
  • free of comorbidities clinically serious as diabetes mellitus, heart failure, respiratory failure, uncontrolled hypertension with medication, and uncontrolled hypothyroidism
  • pregnancy
  • previous deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • family history of DVT
  • thrombophilia
  • do not agree with the search terms
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02054325

Locations
Brazil
School of Medicine at Botucatu- Paulista State University- UNESP, São Paulo, Brazil
Botucatu, SP, Brazil, 18607030
Sponsors and Collaborators
UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Matheus Bertanha, Professor UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr Matheus Bertanha, Professor, UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02054325     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CEP 4127.2012
Study First Received: February 1, 2014
Results First Received: December 22, 2014
Last Updated: November 30, 2016
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: We intend to present data when publish the original article.

Keywords provided by UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp:
Sclerotherapy
varicose veins
veins

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Varicose Veins
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Polidocanol
Sclerosing Solutions
Pharmaceutical Solutions

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on March 24, 2017