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Pilot Study Evaluating the Efficacy of a Topical PDE4 Inhibitor for Morphea

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03351114
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 22, 2017
Last Update Posted : September 12, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Pfizer
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Duke University

Brief Summary:
This is a pilot study to determine the safety and clinical efficacy of crisaborole 2% ointment in the treatment of morphea.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Morphea Drug: Crisaborole Phase 2

Detailed Description:

A Phase 2, pilot, proof-of-concept, open label, single arm prospective study to assess the safety, tolerability and efficacy of using crisaborole 2% ointment for adult morphea. Patients identified by their physician, nurse, or other member of their clinical care team as meeting criteria for the study will be asked to apply crisaborole 2% ointment, twice daily, on affected plaques for 12 weeks. A 4 mm skin punch biopsy will be performed at baseline and at 12 weeks, on the same affected plaque. Dermal thickness will be measured and compared before and at the end of treatment. Patients will have a clinical assessment at baseline and at weeks 4, 8 and 12. After week 12, patients who need further treatment will undergo standard of care treatment as determined by their primary dermatologist. Physician and patient reported assessment and skin imaging will be performed at baseline, week 4, 8 and 12, and at week 20. Photography will also be performed at baseline and week 12. An optional post treatment follow-up will be performed at week 20.

Medication will be provided free of charge by Pfizer, as part of the grant that is funding this study. These will be dispensed by the study group at baseline and during the subsequent clinic visits.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Study Evaluating the Efficacy of a Topical PDE4 Inhibitor for Morphea
Actual Study Start Date : September 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2019


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Crisaborole 2% ointment
Crisaborole 2% ointment applied to affected skin twice per day.
Drug: Crisaborole
Apply Crisaborole 2% ointment to affected skin twice per day.
Other Name: Eucrisa




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in dermal thickness of sentinel plaque [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 weeks, optional at 20 weeks ]
    Change in dermal thickness on skin biopsy. A sentinel plaque will be selected at baseline. A 4 mm skin punch biopsy will be performed at baseline and at 12 weeks, on the same affected plaque.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in DIET score of sentinel plaque [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4, 8 and 12 weeks, optional at 20 weeks ]
    The DIET (Dyspigmentation, Induration, Erythema, and Telangiectasias) score is a physician-assessed, previously validated score.

  2. Change in LoSCAT score [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4, 8 and 12 weeks, optional at 20 weeks ]
    LoSCAT (Localized Scleroderma Cutaneous Assessment Tool ) score is a physician-assessed, previously validated score.

  3. Change in Skindex-29 score [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4, 8 and 12 weeks, optional at 20 weeks ]
    Skindex-29 is a health-related quality of life score

  4. Change in dermal thickness of sentinel plaque by ultrasonography [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4, 8 and 12 weeks, optional at 20 weeks ]
    B-Mode ultrasonographic imaging will be utilized to measure dermal thickness of the sentinel plaque



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. >= 18 years of age
  2. Clinical diagnosis of morphea.
  3. <20% Total body surface area involvement.
  4. Does not require systemic immunosuppressive therapy for morphea.
  5. No immunosuppressive systemic therapy 1 month prior to starting the study (methotrexate, mycophenolate mofetil, azathioprine, cyclosporine, cyclophosphamide, prednisone >=10 mg PO daily).
  6. No immunomodulating topical therapy (topical steroids or topical calcineurin inhibitor), and no topical vitamin D analogue, 2 weeks prior to starting study.
  7. No allergy to crisaborole or vehicle.
  8. No known renal disease
  9. Able to give informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:Subjects fulfilling any of the following criteria are not eligible for inclusion in this study.

  1. Clinical diagnosis of depression or history of suicidal ideation.
  2. Pregnant or breastfeeding women, with pregnant women being defined as the state of a female after conception until the termination of gestation, confirmed by a positive urine human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) laboratory test. Women with a positive urine hCG at any time during the study will be withdrawn from the study.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03351114


Contacts
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Contact: Kim Scoggins, RN (919) 684-1830 kim.scoggins@duke.edu

Locations
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United States, North Carolina
Duke University Recruiting
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Contact: Kim Scoggins, RN         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Duke University
Pfizer
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Adela Cardones, MD Duke UMC

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Responsible Party: Duke University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03351114     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00086947
First Posted: November 22, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 12, 2018
Last Verified: September 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No

Keywords provided by Duke University:
Morphea, Localized Scleroderma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Scleroderma, Localized
Connective Tissue Diseases
Skin Diseases
Phosphodiesterase 4 Inhibitors
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action