Comparison of Electrodessication, Potassium Titanyl Phosphate (KTP) Laser and Pulsed Dye Laser for Treatment of Cherry Angiomata

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 17, 2008
Results First Posted : December 21, 2010
Last Update Posted : March 6, 2015
Information provided by:
Northwestern University

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment;   Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Cherry Angioma
Interventions: Procedure: Electrodessication
Procedure: Pulsed dye laser (PDL)
Procedure: potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP)

  Participant Flow

Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
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Participant Flow:   Overall Study

  Baseline Characteristics

Population Description
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Baseline Measures
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
[Units: Participants]
<=18 years   0 
Between 18 and 65 years   15 
>=65 years   0 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Full Range)
 (21 to 65) 
[Units: Participants]
Female   5 
Male   10 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
United States   15 

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Mean Changes in Color, Texture, and Size of Cherry Angiomata From Baseline to 3 Months After the Second Treatment by Treatment Type as Assessed by Blinded Raters   [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3 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
Absence of a cost analysis; all the participants were white; only one set of parameters (ie, for lasers, pulse duration and fluence; and for electrodesiccation, energy level) was used for treatment with each modality.

  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: Murad Alam, MD
Organization: Northwestern University
phone: 312-695-6785

Publications of Results:

Responsible Party: Murad Alam, Northwestern University Identifier: NCT00791908     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MA-STU81
First Submitted: November 14, 2008
First Posted: November 17, 2008
Results First Submitted: August 30, 2010
Results First Posted: December 21, 2010
Last Update Posted: March 6, 2015