Combined Use of Pulsed Dye Laser and Topical Antiangiogenic Agents for Treatment of Port Wine Stain Birthmarks

This study has been terminated.
(We have decided not to pursue the study)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Montana Compton, University of California, Irvine Identifier:
First received: August 31, 2009
Last updated: October 28, 2011
Last verified: October 2011

The researcher want to improve port wine stain (PWS) therapeutic outcome in response to laser therapy. The researcher want to determine whether the combined use of pulsed dye laser (PDL) therapy and topical tacrolimus or pimecrolimus will improve PWS therapeutic outcome.

Condition Intervention Phase
Port Wine Stain
Other: combined PDL nad Topical Agent
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: phase1/2 Combine PDL/Topical Agent for Treatment of PWS

Further study details as provided by University of California, Irvine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improve PWS lesion blanching. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine whether the combined use of pulsed dye laser (PDL) therapy and topical agent will improve PWS outcome. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: combined PDL and topical agent
Other: combined PDL nad Topical Agent
Other Name: Protopic/Elidel

Detailed Description:

Both topical agents inhibit nuclear factor of activated T-cells (NFAT) which blocks the calcineurin/NFAT pathway inhibiting endothelial cell proliferation and angiogenesis, which could be very useful in preventing PWS recanalization.

The combined use of PDL to induce PWS blood vessel injury, and topical antiangiogenic agents to prevent PWS blood vessel angiogenesis and recanalization after laser therapy, will improve PWS lesion blanching.


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 16 years of age and older
  • Have PWS suitable for comparison testing as determined by the study doctor

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Less than 16 years old
  • Are pregnant
  • Have skin cancer
  • Currently taking immunosuppressive or steroids or photosensitizing drugs
  • Current participation in any other investigational drug evaluation
  • Concurrent use of known photosensitizing drugs
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00969397

United States, California
Beckman Laser Institute Medical clinic
Irvine, California, United States, 92612
Sponsors and Collaborators
Montana Compton
Principal Investigator: John S Nelson, M.D,PhD Beckman Laser Institute University of California Irvine
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Montana Compton, Administrative Nurse Research Coordinator Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine Identifier: NCT00969397     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIH K-24, LAMMP
Study First Received: August 31, 2009
Last Updated: October 28, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by University of California, Irvine:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Port-Wine Stain
Congenital Abnormalities
Skin Abnormalities
Skin Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2015