Advertisement

Topics

Hydroxychloroquine Efficacy in Chronic Urticaria

2014-07-23 21:10:02 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study is for those people with difficult to treat hives. We are investigating whether or not a different medication, hydroxychloroquine, works to treat a certain type of hives. Hydrochloroquine is currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for treating arthritis, therefore it is considered investigational in this study.

Hypothesis: Hydroxychloroquine will prove to have an efficacious response in terms of Urticarial Symptoms, on patients with chronic urticaria.

Description

Our research question is: Is hydroxychloroquine an efficacious medicine to use in patients with chronic urticaria? Answering this question should help allergists treat chronic urticaria with a more evidence based approach. To date there has one been one prospective trial evaluating hydroxychloroquine in hives, and although it showed a trend towards efficacy (0.05

We plan to ascertain the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine by completing a randomized double blinded placebo controlled study of treatment in patients with chronic urticaria. We will be measuring an Urticarial Score to evaluate hive symptoms. We will be measuring them at baseline, and at the end of the study to note change in drug vs placebo.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Chronic Urticaria

Intervention

Placebo, Hydroxychloroquine

Location

Vanderbilt University Allergy Sinus Asthma Program
Nashville
Tennessee
United States
37203

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Vanderbilt University

Results (where available)

View Results

Links

Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:10:02-0400

Clinical Trials [702 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Quality of Life in Patients With Chronic Urticaria

Urticaria is one of the most frequent presenting complaints in dermatology, allergy, and emergency departments. The term chronic urticaria (CU) is understood as the appearance of recurrent...

High Dose Vitamin D Supplementation in Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria

Chronic spontaneous urticaria is an inflammatory disease which is characterized with intermittent or daily urticaria. This diseases lasts for more than 6 weeks. Several recent studies have...

Etanercept for the Treatment of Chronic Urticaria

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of etanercept for patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria unresponsive to antihistamines.

Vitamin D Levels in Subjects With Chronic Urticaria and Angioedema

The objective of this study is to perform an exploratory analysis to determine if a possible relationship between vitamin D and chronic urticaria and/or angioedema exists. The study hypot...

Stress Intervention for Chronic Urticaria

Stress and chronic urticaria has been linked. The purpose of the study is to evaluate a patients chronic urticaria and stress levels before and after he/she goes through six sessions desi...

PubMed Articles [7151 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Serum Prolactin Level in Chronic Urticaria: Is promocriptine inducing remission in chronic urticaria?

Chronic urticaria (CU) is a disturbing disease with a negative impact on quality of life. Despite of several clinical studies on CU patients, its pathogenesis is poorly understood. Prolactin (PRL) is ...

Omalizumab normalizes the gene expression signature of lesional skin in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

Omalizumab, a humanized recombinant monoclonal anti-IgE antibody proved to be effective in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), including severe and treatment-refractory CSU. Here we rep...

Diamine Oxidase Supplementation in Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study.

Diamine oxidase (DAO) catabolizes and inactivates histamine, a key player in a wide range of invalidating conditions, such as migraine and chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). The highest expression o...

Chronic Urticaria: Following Practice Guidelines.

Histamine is a key inflammatory player in the pathogenesis of urticaria, a mast-cell-driven disease characterized clinically by the development of wheals, angioedema, or both. Changes to the managemen...

Serum Sickness-like Reaction in a Pediatric Patient using Omalizumab for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria.

Omalizumab has been approved for chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU)/chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) in children 12 years and older. Two treatment doses of omalizumab are available: 150 mg or 300 m...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A chemotherapeutic agent that acts against erythrocytic forms of malarial parasites. Hydroxychloroquine appears to concentrate in food vacuoles of affected protozoa. It inhibits plasmodial heme polymerase. (From Gilman et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 9th ed, p970)

A potent second-generation histamine H1 antagonist that is effective in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, chronic urticaria, and pollen-induced asthma. Unlike many traditional antihistamines, it does not cause drowsiness or anticholinergic side effects.

A long-acting, non-sedative antihistaminic used in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis, asthma, allergic conjunctivitis, and chronic idiopathic urticaria. The drug is well tolerated and has no anticholinergic side effects.

An extremely rare condition manifested as monoclonal IMMUNOGLOBULIN M dysproteinemia without features of lymphoproliferative disease, but with chronic urticaria, fever of unknown origin, disabling bone pain, hyperostosis, and increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate.

A histamine H1 receptor antagonist that is effective in the treatment of chronic urticaria, dermatitis, and histamine-mediated pruritus. Unlike its major metabolite CETIRIZINE, it does cause drowsiness. It is also effective as an antiemetic, for relief of anxiety and tension, and as a sedative.

More From BioPortfolio on "Hydroxychloroquine Efficacy in Chronic Urticaria"

Advertisement
Quick Search
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Relevant Topics

Allergies
The term allergy is used to describe a response, within the body, to a substance, which is not necessarily harmful in itself, but results in an immune response and a reaction that causes symptoms and disease in a predisposed person, which in turn can cau...

Pharmacy
Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing as well as dispensing drugs and medicines. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of...


Searches Linking to this Trial