Combination of Halobetasol Propionate and Tazarotene Lotion (Duobrii®) for Palmoplantar Plaque Type Psoriasis
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04720105|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 22, 2021
Last Update Posted : April 20, 2021
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Palmoplantar Psoriasis Plaque Psoriasis||Drug: Duobrii®||Phase 4|
Plaque type psoriasis of the hands and/or feet affects approximately 3-4% of patients with psoriasis. It is characterized by well-defined erythematous desquamative plaques located on the palms and soles, which may be limited to acral involvement or occur in combination with generalized psoriasis. Psoriasis that affects the hands and/or feet has a profound impact on quality of life (QoL) as it contributes to more physical disability and discomfort than patients with other forms of psoriasis, such as difficulty walking or using the hands.
Furthermore, psoriasis of the hands and/or feet is generally considered a therapeutic challenge because the thicker stratum corneum reduces the penetration of topical treatment agents. Systemic treatments (retinoids, psoralen-ultraviolet A [PUVA], methotrexate, cyclosporine, and biologic therapy) have shown limited efficacy on psoriasis in acral areas. Unfortunately, patients with hand and/or foot involvement often have too low of body surface area (BSA) to participate in clinical trials for new psoriasis treatments, resulting in limited studies among this sub-population and no clear treatment algorithm.
The high unmet need for an effective treatment for psoriasis of the hands and/or feet has been addressed in recent years with the development of new medications for generalized psoriasis that may also be effective in treating disease localized to acral areas. In 2015, two multicenter, double-blind, randomized, parallel-group phase 3 studies were conducted to assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of lotion containing a combination of halobetasol propionate 0.01% and tazarotene 0.045% (HP/TAZ). The study population was subjects with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. The study results found that treatment success (defined as at least a 2-grade improvement from baseline Investigator Global Assessment score and a score of clear or almost clear) was achieved in around 40% of subjects by week 8, with substantial reductions in affected BSA, improvement in QoL, and a significant reduction in signs and symptoms of psoriasis.
These phase 3 studies did not include a sub-analysis of the effect of HP/TAZ on psoriasis of the hands and/or feet. Given that topical steroids and topical retinoids are separately recommended as treatment options for psoriasis of the hands and/or feet, an agent that safely combines these medications - and that has demonstrated safety and efficacy in generalized psoriasis - offers a potential treatment for psoriasis of the hands and/or feet.
The purpose of the study described in this protocol is to evaluate the effect of HP/TAZ on plaque type psoriasis of the hands and/or feet after 24 weeks of daily treatment. In addition, given the impact of this variant of psoriasis on QoL and the relative lack of currently available treatment options, this study will also evaluate the impact of HP/TAZ treatment on patient-reported QoL measures and treatment satisfaction scoring.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||22 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Investigator-Initiated, Open Label Trial of a Combination of Halobetasol Propionate 0.01% Andtazarotene 0.045% Lotion (Duobrii®) for Plaque Type Psoriasis of the Hands and/or Feet|
|Actual Study Start Date :||November 19, 2020|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||November 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||November 2021|
Experimental: Participants with plaque type psoriasis
Participants with plaque type psoriasis to be treated with Duobrii® (halobetasol propionate 0.01%/tazarotene 0.045% lotion) to be applied thinly once a day on the affected areas of hands and/or feet.
Duobrii® (halobetasol propionate 0.01%/tazarotene 0.045% lotion, HP/TAZ) will be provided at weeks 0,2,8,16 for a total of 24 weeks.
- Palmoplantar Physician Global Assessment (ppPGA) [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]Number of participants achieving Palmoplantar Physician Global Assessment (ppPGA) of 0 (clear) or 1 (almost clear/minimal) after 24 weeks of treatment. The ppPGA is based on the Investigators Global Assessment (IGA) modified version 11, specifically applied to the hands and/or feet: 0 (clear), 1 (almost clear/minimal), 2 (mild), 3 (moderate), 4 (marked/moderate-to-severe), 5 (severe)
- Dermatology Quality of Life Index (DLQI) [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]Patient-reported outcomes evaluated by Dermatology Quality of Life Index (DLQI). DLQi is a 10-item questionnaire, each question is scored from 0 to 3, giving a possible score range from 0 (meaning no impact of skin disease on quality of life) to 30 (meaning maximum impact on quality of life). Higher score indicates poorer health outcome.
- Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]Treatment satisfaction evaluated by a Numerical Rating Scale (NRS). Full scale from 0 to 10, higher score indicates poorer health outcome.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04720105
|Contact: Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD||212-844-8800||Alice.Gottlieb@mountsinai.org|
|United States, New York|
|Mount Sinai Downtown Union Square||Recruiting|
|New York, New York, United States, 10003|
|Principal Investigator:||Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD||Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|