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Sudden Deafness Treatment Trial (SSNHL)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00097448
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 24, 2004
Results First Posted : April 4, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: None (Open Label);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Sudden Deafness
Interventions: Drug: prednisone
Drug: methylprednisolone sodium succinate

  Participant Flow

Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
Consecutive consenting adults with SSNHL from 16 academic medical centers around the United States.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
All subject presenting within 14 days of SSNHL onset.

Reporting Groups
Oral Steroids Prednisone 60mg per day x 14 days, 5 day taper.
Intratympanic Steroids 1ml of methylprednisolone 10mg/ml. 4 doses over 14 days.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Oral Steroids   Intratympanic Steroids
STARTED   125   130 
COMPLETED   121   129 

  Baseline Characteristics

Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
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Reporting Groups
Oral Steroids Prednisone 60mg per day x 14 days, 5 day taper.
Intratympanic Steroids 1ml of methylprednisolone 10mg/ml. 4 doses over 14 days.
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Oral Steroids   Intratympanic Steroids   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 125   130   255 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
<=18 years      0   0.0%      0   0.0%      0   0.0% 
Between 18 and 65 years      125 100.0%      130 100.0%      255 100.0% 
>=65 years      0   0.0%      0   0.0%      0   0.0% 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 50  (14)   51  (15)   50.5  (14.5) 
Sex: Female, Male 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
Female      51  40.8%      53  40.8%      104  40.8% 
Male      74  59.2%      77  59.2%      151  59.2% 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
United States   122   127   249 
Canada   3   3   6 

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Hearing Improvement   [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

  Serious Adverse Events

  Other Adverse Events

  Limitations and Caveats

Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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  More Information

Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There is NOT an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Dr. Steven Rauch
Organization: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
phone: 617-573-1166
e-mail: steven_rauch@meei.harvard.edu

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):

Responsible Party: Steven Rauch, MD, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00097448     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DC006296
U01DC006296 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
03-11-055 ( Other Identifier: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary )
First Submitted: November 23, 2004
First Posted: November 24, 2004
Results First Submitted: November 8, 2012
Results First Posted: April 4, 2013
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2017