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Topical CBD in Joint Arthritis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04611347
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 2, 2020
Last Update Posted : November 2, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
John Heineman, MD, University of Virginia

Brief Summary:

Rationale: CBD is commonly being used as an over-the-counter treatment for arthritis-related pain, however no clinical trial has been performed to establish efficacy.

Hypothesis: CBD is more effective than placebo for relieving pain and improving patient-reported outcomes for thumb basal joint arthritis.

Study Design: The study design with be a double-blind, randomized controlled trial with crossover. Treatment will be blinded to the subjects and investigators. Patients will be randomly assigned 2 weeks of the CBD or control and then crossover to the other condition for 2 additional weeks. Patients will apply the cream at the thumb base twice daily for 1 hour. Subjects will be advised to observe for physiologic changes, skin changes, or other adverse effects.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
CBD Hand Osteoarthritis Drug: CBD Drug: Shea Butter Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Study Population: 40 subjects with presenting with thumb basal joint arthritis over the age of 18 will be recruited from the UVA Hand Center.

Description of Sites/Facilities Enrolling Participants: This will be a single-site study conducted at the UVA Hand Center at the University of Virginia.

Description of Study Intervention: The study design will be a double-blind randomized control trial with crossover. Treatment will be blinded to the subjects and investigators. Patients will be randomly assigned 2 weeks of the case (CBD) or control cream and then crossover to the other cream for 2 more weeks. Patients will apply the topical cream at their thumb basal joint one time daily for 1 hour. The subjects will be advised to observe for physiologic changes, skin changes, or other adverse effects. If mild to serious adverse events are noticed, the creams will be removed immediately and appropriate care and observation will be taken. Each condition will last for 2 weeks and then subjects will be contacted by the study coordinator to facilitate crossover into the other condition. To capture any delayed-onset adverse events, including those related to skin changes that might develop after the drug is discontinued, subjects will attend a follow-up visit seven (7) days following the last dose of investigational cream.

Study Duration: This study will last one year from the beginning of subject recruitment to data analysis.

Participant Duration: Subjects will be enrolled in this study for approximately five (5) weeks from Screening until the final Study Visit.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Randomized controlled trial with crossover
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Topical Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
Estimated Study Start Date : November 1, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Arthritis

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Start with CBD
The study design with be a double-blind, randomized controlled trial with crossover. Treatment will be blinded to the subjects and investigators. Patients will be randomly assigned 2 weeks of the CBD and then crossover to the other condition (Shea butter only ) for 2 additional weeks. Patients will apply the cream at the thumb base twice daily for 1 hour. Subjects will be advised to observe for physiologic changes, skin changes, or other adverse effects.
Drug: CBD
Topical CBD application for thumb basal joint osteoarthritis.

Drug: Shea Butter
Placebo Shae Butter for comparison

Active Comparator: Start with control (Shea butter)
The study design with be a double-blind, randomized controlled trial with crossover. Treatment will be blinded to the subjects and investigators. Patients will be randomly assigned 2 weeks of Shea butter and then crossover to the other condition (CBD)for 2 additional weeks. Patients will apply the cream at the thumb base twice daily for 1 hour. Subjects will be advised to observe for physiologic changes, skin changes, or other adverse effects.
Drug: CBD
Topical CBD application for thumb basal joint osteoarthritis.

Drug: Shea Butter
Placebo Shae Butter for comparison




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in hand strength during intervention and at follow-up. [ Time Frame: Every 2 weeks during intervention and 1 week washout, up to 5 weeks. ]
    Grip, appositional, and oppositional pinch strength (kg).

  2. Number of participants with change in The PROMIS-29 (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) during intervention and at follow-up. [ Time Frame: Every 2 weeks during intervention and 1 week washout, up to 5 weeks. ]
    PROMIS-29 will measure health-related quality of life and is a validated, 29 question survey divided into seven sub-domains of function including physical functioning, social function, pain interference, pain intensity, sleep, depression, and anxiety, where a higher score indicates more pain interference.

  3. Number of participants with change in the PROMIS upper extremity tests during intervention and at follow-up. [ Time Frame: Every 2 weeks during intervention and 1 week washout, up to 5 weeks. ]
    The Patient Reported Outcome Information System (PROMIS) Upper Extremity Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) is a computerized assessment measuring the physical function of the upper extremity. It is scored using a T-score, and the average is 50 for the U.S. population. In a given PROMIS, a T-score above 50 represents more of the measured variable than the average. For this variable, a T-score above 50 indicates greater physical function than the average population.

  4. Change in Kapandji score [ Time Frame: Every 2 weeks during intervention and 1 week washout, up to 5 weeks. ]
    Kapandji score (ranging 0 to 10) is validated measures in past studies as outcomes for hand disability. The Kapandji score is a tool useful for assessing the opposition of the thumb, based on where on their hand the patient is able to touch with the tip of their thumb. A score of 0 indicates no opposition, a score of 10 indicates maximal opposition.

  5. Change in hand range of motion [ Time Frame: Every 2 weeks during intervention and 1 week washout, up to 5 weeks. ]
    metacarpal phalangeal (MP) and interphalangeal (IP) range of motion.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of side effects using novel CBD cream. [ Time Frame: Daily during intervention and 1 week washout, up to 5 weeks. ]
    Side effects will be assessed at each encounter clinical evaluation by patient report in a Symptom Diary. All side effects thought to be secondary to CBD will be documented.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

In order to be eligible to participate in this study, an individual must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Provision of signed and dated informed consent form.
  2. Stated willingness to comply with all study procedures and availability for the duration of the study.
  3. Male or female, aged 18 years or older.
  4. Females of childbearing potential must have a negative urine and blood pregnancy test at Screening and a negative urine pregnancy test before study drug is administered. Females must abstain from sex or use a highly effective method of contraception during the period from Screening to administration of study drug and for 30 days after the last dose of study medication. Standard acceptable methods include abstinence or the use of a highly effective method of contraception, including; hormonal contraception, diaphragm, cervical cap, vaginal sponge, condom with spermicide, vasectomy, intrauterine device. If females are of non-child bearing potential, they must be post-menopausal defined as: age > 55 with no menses within the past 12 months, or history of hysterectomy, or history of bilateral oophorectomy, or bilateral tubal ligation.
  5. Males must consent to use a medically acceptable method of contraception throughout the entire study period and for 90 days after their last study drug application. They must agree to not donate sperm for 90 days after their last study drug application.
  6. Presence of radiographically confirmed diagnosis of thumb basal joint arthritis.

Exclusion Criteria:

An individual who meets any of the following criteria will be excluded from participation in this study:

  1. Subject does not speak English.
  2. Severe cardiac, pulmonary, liver and /or renal disease.
  3. Coumadin use at time of screening.
  4. History of mental illness.
  5. Pregnancy or breast feeding at time of screening.
  6. Subjects who are incarcerated.
  7. History of drug or substance abuse.
  8. Pre-existing CBD or hemp based product usage.
  9. Subject has had a corticosteroid injection ≤ 3 months prior.
  10. Subject has had prior surgery for osteoarthritis treatment.
  11. Females who are pregnant, nursing or planning a pregnancy; females of childbearing potential who are unwilling or unable to use an acceptable method of contraception as outlined in this protocol from Screening to the first dose of study medication and for 30 days after the last dose of study medication. Standard acceptable methods include abstinence or the use of a highly effective method of contraception, including; hormonal contraception, diaphragm, cervical cap, vaginal sponge, condom with spermicide, vasectomy, intrauterine device.
  12. Any skin disease or condition, including eczema, psoriasis, melanoma, acne or contact dermatitis, scarring, imperfections, lesions, tattoos or discoloration that may affect treatment application, application site assessments, or affect absorption of the study drug.
  13. Subjects with ALT/AST >3 times the upper limit of normal at screening.
  14. Subjects with history of or active depression or suicide ideation based on Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS).
  15. Subjects taking prescription or non-prescription medication which are substrates of CYP3A4, CYP2C19, CYP2C8, CYP2C9, CYP2C19, CYP1A2 and CYP2B6 within 14 days of the study procedure.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04611347


Contacts
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Contact: John Heineman, MD, MPH 641-990-6515 jth4y@virginia.edu

Locations
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United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Recruiting
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22903
Contact: Brent DeGeorge, MD, PhD    434-760-3297    bd6u@virginia.edu   
Sub-Investigator: Michael Timko, PhD         
Principal Investigator: Brent DeGeorge, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Virginia
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Responsible Party: John Heineman, MD, Plastic Surgery Resident, University of Virginia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04611347    
Other Study ID Numbers: HSR200147
First Posted: November 2, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2020
Last Verified: October 2020
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
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases