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Effects of Sea Buckthorn Oil on Mucous Membranes (SBMM)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01697085
First Posted: October 2, 2012
Last Update Posted: January 28, 2016
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Collaborator:
The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Petra Larmo, Aromtech Ltd.
  Purpose
Aim of this study is to investigate the effects of intake of sea buckthorn oil on mucous membranes

Condition Intervention
Mucous Membranes Dietary Supplement: Sea buckthorn oil Dietary Supplement: Placebo oil

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Effects of Sea Buckthorn Oil on Mucous Membranes

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Further study details as provided by Petra Larmo, Aromtech Ltd.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in dryness related symptoms of genital mucous membranes [ Time Frame: Interviews at baseline, at 2 months, at 3 moths (end of intervention), and daily during the study (symptom logbooks) ]
    Interview for symptom score at baseline and study visits and a daily symptom logbook during the intervention


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in vaginal pH [ Time Frame: At baseline, at 3 months (end of intervention) ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in vaginal health index, vaginal dryness, vaginal maturity index, symptoms of dryness in other mucous membranes, markers of inflammation, oxidative stress and metabolic disorder in the circulation [ Time Frame: At baseline, at 3 months (end of intervention) ]
    • Vaginal health index: index score, change from baseline
    • Vaginal dryness: moistening of pH test strip, change from baseline
    • Vaginal maturity index: change from baseline
    • Symptoms of dryness in other mucous membranes: daily symptom logbook during the intervention
    • Markers of inflammation, oxidative stress and metabolic disorders: analysis from serum/plasma, change from baseline


Enrollment: 116
Study Start Date: October 2012
Study Completion Date: May 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Sea buckthorn oil
3 g (6 capsules)/day for three months
Dietary Supplement: Sea buckthorn oil
Placebo Comparator: Placebo oil
3 g (6 capsules)/day for three months
Dietary Supplement: Placebo oil

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • women experiencing vaginal dryness
  • 55-75 years of age
  • at least 12 months from menstruation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • use of estrogen replacement therapy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01697085


Locations
Finland
Turun Gynekologikeskus
Turku, Finland, 20100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aromtech Ltd.
The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Risto Erkkola, Professor Turun Gynekologikeskus, Turku, Finland
  More Information

Study Data/Documents: Clinical Study Report  This link exits the ClinicalTrials.gov site

Responsible Party: Petra Larmo, R&D manager, Ph.D., Aromtech Ltd.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01697085     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SBMM
First Submitted: September 27, 2012
First Posted: October 2, 2012
Last Update Posted: January 28, 2016
Last Verified: January 2016

Keywords provided by Petra Larmo, Aromtech Ltd.:
sea buckthorn
mucous membrane
dryness
metabolic syndrome
vaginal atrophy


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