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Using Ultrasound to Predict Response to Intraarticular Corticosteroids in Knee Osteoarthritis

This study has been completed.
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University of California, San Diego Identifier:
First received: September 3, 2008
Last updated: July 29, 2010
Last verified: September 2008
Results First Received: April 5, 2010  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double-Blind;   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Osteoarthritis
Interventions: Drug: triamcinolone acetonide
Drug: saline

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Recruitment Details
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Patients were recruited in rheumatology clinics at UCSD and the VA musculoskeletal clinic.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
Patients taking oral corticosteroids, who had a primary inflammatory connective tissue disease, or who received IA corticosteroids in the affected knee within three months of study entry were excluded from the study.

Reporting Groups
Corticosteroid Injection 40 mg of intraarticular triamcinolone acetonide
Placebo Intraarticular injection of 0.9% saline

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Corticosteroid Injection   Placebo
STARTED   40   39 
COMPLETED   36   35 

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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
Corticosteroid Injection 40 mg of intraarticular triamcinolone acetonide
Placebo Intraarticular injection of 0.9% saline
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Corticosteroid Injection   Placebo   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 40   39   79 
[Units: Participants]
<=18 years   0   0   0 
Between 18 and 65 years   24   23   47 
>=65 years   16   16   32 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 64  (12)   63  (12)   63  (12) 
[Units: Participants]
Female   1   2   3 
Male   39   37   76 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
United States   40   39   79 

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1.  Primary:   Change in Western Ontario and McMasters Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) Pain Subscale   [ Time Frame: baseline to 4 weeks ]

2.  Other Pre-specified:   Change in WOMAC Pain Subscale   [ Time Frame: baseline to 12 weeks ]

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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: Jeannie Chao
Organization: UCSD
phone: 858-657-7040

Responsible Party: Kenneth Kalunian, University of California San Diego Identifier: NCT00746889     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB 051420
Study First Received: September 3, 2008
Results First Received: April 5, 2010
Last Updated: July 29, 2010