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Battlefield Acupuncture for Pain in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04218422
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 6, 2020
Last Update Posted : May 28, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Steven D Daveluy, Wayne State University

Brief Summary:
The investigators will investigate battlefield acupuncture as a treatment for the pain of hidradenitis suppurativa.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hidradenitis Suppurativa Procedure: Battlefield Acupuncture Procedure: Sham Acupuncture Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Participants will report their pain level daily for 4 weeks. At week 2 and 3, they will get acupuncture in the ears.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 32 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Blinded, randomized trial
Masking: Single (Participant)
Masking Description: Participants will not know whether they got battlefield acupuncture or sham acupuncture
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Battlefield Acupuncture to Treat Pain in Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Actual Study Start Date : January 22, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 23, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 20, 2021

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment
2 treatments of battlefield acupuncture to the bilateral ears spaced one week apart
Procedure: Battlefield Acupuncture
Acupuncture at 5 points on the ears

Sham Comparator: Control
2 treatments with sham acupuncture to the bilateral ears at acupuncture points not associated with pain relief (2 liver and 1 stomach)
Procedure: Sham Acupuncture
Sham acupuncture in 2 points for liver and 1 point for stomach




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Pain Numerical Rating Score [ Time Frame: Average Score from scores Recorded daily for 4 weeks ]
    Difference in Average Patient self-reported Pain Numerical Rating Score from 0-10, comparing average from 2 weeks prior to treatment with average from 2 weeks after treatment



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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:

  • age 18 years or older
  • dermatologist-confirmed diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurativa
  • significant pain from hidradenitis at least twice weekly
  • stable treatment regimen for hidradenitis during study period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • disease or disfigurement of the ear that prevents battlefield acupuncture of the ears
  • other chronic pain that will interfere with the ability to rate hidradenitis pain

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04218422


Locations
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United States, Michigan
WSUPG Dermatology Recruiting
Dearborn, Michigan, United States, 48124
Contact: Steven D Daveluy    313-429-7854    sdaveluy@med.wayne.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wayne State University
Publications:
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Responsible Party: Steven D Daveluy, Associate Professor, Wayne State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04218422    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB-19-12-1642
First Posted: January 6, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 28, 2020
Last Verified: May 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: There is no plan to share data

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Steven D Daveluy, Wayne State University:
acupuncture
pain
battlefield acupuncture
hidradenitis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Hidradenitis
Sweat Gland Diseases
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Bacterial
Bacterial Infections
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Infection
Suppuration