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Local Triamcinolone Injection in Active Thyroid Orbitopathy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01280214
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2011 by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 20, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 20, 2011
Information provided by:
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel

Brief Summary:
Comparing the effectiveness of subconjunctival and peribulbar Triamcinolone injection to systemic Steroid therapy for patients with active thyroid orbitopathy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Thyroid Disease Drug: Triamcinolone Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Local Steroid treatment may help in active thyroid orbitopathy. till today, systemic Steroids are the treatment for active thyroid orbitopathy which is associated with systemic adverse effects.

In this study the investigators want to compare the effectiveness of local Triamcinolone therapy for active thyroid orbitopathy.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Peribulbar and Subconjunctival Kenalog Injection for Thyroid Orbitopathy
Study Start Date : February 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Thyroid Diseases

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Triamcinolone Drug: Triamcinolone
Subconjunctival and peribulbar, 40 mg/ml, 3 monthly injection
Other Name: kenalog

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Comparing the effectiveness of subconjunctival and peribulbar Triamcinolone injection to systemic Steroid therapy for patients with active thyroid orbitopathy . [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

    Every month, each participant will undergo several tests : blood sugar, full ocular examination, color test, visual field and ultrasound test for measuring the thickness of extraocular muscles.Clinical activity score for thyroid orbitopathy will be assesed too. The results of the clinical and ultrasonogrophic findings will determine the effectiveness of the treatment.

    A patient with deterioration of thyroid orbitopathy during the research, will be treated by systemic Steroids in addition to the local injections.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To check if the level of TSH Receptor antibodies are affected by the local injection. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    A blood test for TSH Receptor antibodies will be taken for every patient at the beginnig of the research and after 4 months.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age>18 years.
  • Active thyroid orbitopathy according to clinical activity score>=3.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Intraorbital or active infections.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Other orbital disease.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Compressive optic neuropathy.
  • Systemic steroid therapy within 6 months of study start.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01280214

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Contact: Daniel Briscoe, MD 972-4-6494344 daniel_br@clalit.org.il

Sponsors and Collaborators
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel
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Study Chair: Daniel Briscoe, MD haemek medical center
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Responsible Party: Dr Daniel Briscoe, Haemek Medical center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01280214    
Other Study ID Numbers: EMC119710ctil
First Posted: January 20, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 20, 2011
Last Verified: January 2011
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Graves Ophthalmopathy
Thyroid Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Eye Diseases, Hereditary
Eye Diseases
Graves Disease
Orbital Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs