Calcinosis in a Single-Center Scleroderma Population (SSc-calcinosis)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified September 2015 by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vivien Hsu, M.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Identifier:
First received: February 7, 2014
Last updated: September 28, 2015
Last verified: September 2015

This is a 10 year study of scleroderma patients with calcinosis 1) to better understand how common and if there are any risk factors for having calcinosis

2) to identify common complications associated with scleroderma-related calcinosis.


Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 10 Years
Official Title: A Prospective, Observational Study of Calcinosis in a Single-Center Population With Scleroderma-Spectrum Disorders

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Further study details as provided by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • risk factors and outcomes in scleroderma calcinosis [ Time Frame: 10 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    This is an observational study of scleroderma calcinosis over 3 years duration, to assess possible risk factors (including serologic studies and disease types) as well as common complications that occur in those with scleroderma calcinosis in this time period.

    No additional intervention will be delivered, other than standard of care for this complication.

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2030
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2022 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

This is a prospective study of scleroderma- spectrum patients focused on soft tissue calcinosis in order 1) to better understand the risk factors (including clinical/laboratory characteristics, and serology) of calcinosis in the scleroderma-spectrum disorders (limited or diffuse systemic sclerosis with or without overlap of inflammatory arthritis and/or myositis).

2) view common complications associated with calcinosis.

Better understanding of scleroderma calcinosis would lead to other studies that eventually will define better treatment options for this incurable and often disabling complication.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Adult scleroderma subjects with and without calcinosis will be enrolled

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult scleroderma subjects with and without calcinosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects unwilling to participate
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02062125

Contact: Vivien Hsu, MD 732-418-8484
Contact: Deborah McCloskey, RN 732-418-8484

United States, New Jersey
RWJ Medical School Recruiting
New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States, 08903
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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Responsible Party: Vivien Hsu, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Identifier: NCT02062125     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro2012001886
Study First Received: February 7, 2014
Last Updated: September 28, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Scleroderma, Diffuse
Scleroderma, Localized
Scleroderma, Systemic
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Connective Tissue Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on November 27, 2015