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ADDICTAO: Psychological and Addictive Profile of Patients With Buerger's Disease (ADDICTAO)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2016 by University Hospital, Lille
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First received: February 5, 2010
Last updated: May 12, 2016
Last verified: May 2016

Background: Buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans or TAO) is a rare disease (1/ 10 000) characterized by the development of segmental thrombotic occlusions of the medium and small arteries of the extremities. Afflicted patients are mostly young, male, inveterate tobacco (or cannabis) smokers who present with distal extremity ischemia, ischemic ulcers, of the toes or fingers. Large arteries are typically spared, as are the coronary, cerebral, and visceral circulations. Patients with TAO often suffer from severe ischemic pain and tissue loss culminating in minor and major limb amputation. Clinical diagnostic criteria generally include history of tobacco abuse; age of onset less than 50 years; infrapopliteal, segmental arterial occlusions with sparing of the proximal vasculature; frequent distal upper extremity arterial involvement (Raynaud's syndrome or digital ulceration); superficial phlebitis; and exclusion of arteriosclerosis, diabetes, true arteritis, proximal embolic source, and hypercoagulable states.

While the cause of Buerger's disease remains unknown, the disease onset and clinical course are inextricably linked to tobacco (or cannabis) abuse. Tobacco abstinence generally results in disease quiescence and remains the mainstay of treatment. For some unknown reason, clinicians observed that TAO patients rarely discontinue smoking even though amputation is usually the inevitable consequence and the only method available of controlling pain and ulceration. Few studies were realized and Hofer-Mayer and coll. found remarkable personality features comparing to coronary patients: TAO patients significantly changed their place of work more often, had more absenteeism from work, smoked more before the illness and continued to smoke more frequently during their illness, were more often single or divorced and had more conflicts in their relationships. Those facts led us to explore their psychopathology and their addictive profile.

Purpose: Search the prevalence of personality disorders in Buerger's patients who present with tobacco or cannabis smoking.

Hypothesis: Patients with Buerger's disease show remarkable personality features (psychological and addictive profile) which are vulnerability factors to stop smoking (tobacco or cannabis) compared to patients with atheromatous arteritis.

Thromboangiitis Obliterans
Atheromatous Arteritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Study of Psychological and Addictive Profile of Patients With Buerger's Disease

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Lille:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • SCID personality disorders [ Time Frame: 2013 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • psychiatric disorders by MINI DSM-IV results [ Time Frame: 2013 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • RAP Fagerström and Cannabis questionnaire total scores [ Time Frame: 2013 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Results of neuropsychological assessment [ Time Frame: 2013 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: September 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Buerger's disease patients
200 thromboangiitis obliterans patients (Buerger's disease or TAO)
Control group
200 atheromatous arteritis patients

Detailed Description:
We include 200 Buerger's disease patients and 200 atheromatous arteritis patients, smoking tobacco or cannabis. First visit explores psychiatric disorders with MINI DSM IV (Lecrubier et al 1997), personality disorders with SCID II (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM IV); Addictive profile and Substance Use (or abuse) is evaluated with specific questionnaires (Rapid Addictive Profile, Fagerström and Cannabis questionnaire); Neuropsychological tests (Frontal Assessment Battery at bedside Dubois et al 2000; Stroop test , Stroop 1935); clinical assessment of the illness (Buerger and Atheromatous arteritis); and psychoactive substance and cotinine detection in urine. A second visit one year later will be realized with same assessments.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
We include 200 Buerger's disease patients and 200 atheromatous arteritis patients, smoking tobacco or cannabis

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Buerger's disease patients or atheromatous arteritis patients
  • Smoking tobacco or cannabis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetic patients
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01064206

Contact: Olivier COTTENCIN 033 3 20 44 58 38
Contact: Anne-Laure DEMARTY 033 3 20 44 68 91

University Hospital, Bordeaux Recruiting
Bordeaux, France
Principal Investigator: Joel CONSTANS         
Sub-Investigator: Marc AURIACOMBE         
University Hospital, Brest Recruiting
Brest, France
Principal Investigator: Luc BRESSOLLETTE         
Sub-Investigator: Myriam CHASTAING         
University Hospital, Caen Recruiting
Caen, France
Principal Investigator: Claire LE HELLO         
University Hospital, Lille Recruiting
Lille, France
Principal Investigator: Marc LAMBERT         
Sub-Investigator: Stéphane DUHEM         
Sub-Investigator: Anne-Sophie JEAN         
University Hospital, Marseille Recruiting
Marseille, France
Principal Investigator: Alain BRANCHEREAU         
Sub-Investigator: Gabrielle SARLON         
Sub-Investigator: Christophe LANCON         
University Hospital, Montpellier Recruiting
Montpellier, France
Principal Investigator: Isabelle QUERE         
Sub-Investigator: Philippe COURTET         
University Hospital, Nancy Recruiting
Nancy, France
Principal Investigator: Denis WAHL         
Sub-Investigator: Stéphane ZUILY         
University Hospital, Nantes Recruiting
Nantes, France
Principal Investigator: Bernard PLANCHON         
Sub-Investigator: Marie GRALL-BRONNEC         
Sub-Investigator: Jerome CONNAULT         
Georges Pompidou European Hospital, Paris Recruiting
Paris, France
Principal Investigator: Jean-Noel FIESSINGER         
Sub-Investigator: Silla CONSOLI         
Tenon Hospital, Paris Terminated
Paris, France
University Hospital, Rouen Recruiting
Rouen, France
Principal Investigator: Hervé LEVESQUE         
Sub-Investigator: Alexandre BAGUET         
Sub-Investigator: Ygal BENHAMOU         
University Hospital, Strasbourg Recruiting
Strasbourg, France
Principal Investigator: Dominique STEPHAN         
University Hospital, Toulouse Recruiting
Toulouse, France
Principal Investigator: Alessandra BURA-RIVIERE         
University Hospital, Tours Recruiting
Tours, France
Principal Investigator: Jean-Louis GUILMOT         
Sub-Investigator: Vincent CAMUS         
Sub-Investigator: Marion MESNIER         
General Hospital, Valenciennes Recruiting
Valenciennes, France
Principal Investigator: Thomas QUEMENEUR         
Sub-Investigator: Marc PAVAUT         
Sub-Investigator: Xavier KYNDT         
Sub-Investigator: Régis HONORE-BEAUDOIN         
Paul Brousse Hospital, Villejuif Active, not recruiting
Villejuif, France
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Lille
Principal Investigator: Olivier COTTENCIN University Hospital, Lille
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Hospital, Lille Identifier: NCT01064206     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008_03/0814  2008-A00378-47  PHRC 2008/1915 
Study First Received: February 5, 2010
Last Updated: May 12, 2016
Health Authority: France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Lille:
thrombangiitis obliterans
Buerger's disease
atheromatous arteritis
psychiatric disorders
personality disorders
addictive profile

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Thromboangiitis Obliterans
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases processed this record on October 21, 2016