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Intravenous Vitamin C in the Treatment of Viral Infection, Especially in the Treatment of Shingles (168)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00921934
First Posted: June 17, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2012
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Collaborator:
Dr. Loges & Co. GmbH
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pascoe Pharmazeutische Praeparate GmbH
June 16, 2009
June 17, 2009
August 1, 2012
October 26, 2012
October 26, 2012
April 2009
December 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change of Pain Measured by VAS [ Time Frame: visit 1 - 3 ]
VAS (minimum = 0 = no pain, maximum = 10 = extrem pain, change of pain measured by VAS
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Intravenous Vitamin C in the Treatment of Viral Infection, Especially in the Treatment of Shingles
PASCORBIN 7.5g in the Treatment of Viral Infection, Especially Varicella Zoster Infection: An Observational Cohort Study

Chronic viral infections induce oxidative stress that can cause a number of concomitant diseases, e.g. cardio-vascular diseases or metabolic disorders. Therefore, a sufficient treatment of oxidative stress may be of benefit for the patient to prevent further diseases.

Shingles (herpes zoster infection) have been successfully treated with antioxidative substances like high-dose vitamin C for ages. Not only the acute symptoms can be diminished by high-dose vitamin C. Even long-term sequelae, like painful post-herpetic neuropathy, may be mitigated or even fully avoided.

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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
Cohort of adult patients suffering from acute viral infections, especially herpes zoster, presenting themselves in Primary Care Centers or hospitals all over Germany.
  • Virus Diseases
  • Herpes Zoster
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Vitamin C
Adult patients suffering from acute viral infection, especially herpes zoster, presenting themselves in Primary Care Centers or hospitals all over Germany, and who are treated with standard therapy and add-on vitamin C.
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
68
December 2010
December 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Due to the design of an Observational Cohort Study, no inclusion or exclusion criteria are named. The included patient group is described under "Cohort / Group".

Observational Criteria:

  • adult patients
  • acute viral infection (especially herpes zoster)
  • Primary Care patient
  • eligible for add-on therapy with vitamin C
  • willingness to provide pseudonymized data to the Sponsor
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Germany
 
 
NCT00921934
168 A 08 VC
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Pascoe Pharmazeutische Praeparate GmbH
Pascoe Pharmazeutische Praeparate GmbH
Dr. Loges & Co. GmbH
Principal Investigator: Martin Schencking, MD Rheinstr. 77a, D-56235 Ransbach-Baumbach
Study Director: Bianka Krick Pascoe Pharmazeutische Praeparate GmbH
Pascoe Pharmazeutische Praeparate GmbH
August 2012