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Kondrium, is a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of kondrium in the treatment of OA of knee.
A 3 month, randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, parallel-group study will be carried out. 117 patients with OA of the knee will be randomized to receive 1 intra-articular monthly injection of 5 mL of one of the following: 75 mg/mL of Kondrium, 82.5 mg/mL of Kondriumf or 8 mg/mL of methylprednisolone once a month during 3 months. The primary efficacy variable will be the change from baseline to final assessment in the Western Ontario and McMaster University OA index (WOMAC subscale score for pain), and Lequesne´s functional index.
The WOMAC osteoarthritis index is a validated, multidimensional, disease specific, health status measure. It probes clinically important patient relevant symptoms in the areas of pain, stiffness and physical function in patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis. It consists of 24 questions in three separated subscales (5 questions on pain subscale, 17 questions on physical function subscales and 2 questions on stiffness subscale), each scored in analog scale from 0 to 10 points (0 representing no pain, 10 representing extreme pain). Each subscale score was weighed 10 points, thus 30 was the maximum punctuation for WOMAC total score.
The Lequesne index is a 10-question interview-style survey given to patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. It has 5 questions pertaining to pain or discomfort, 1 question dealing with maximum distance walked, and 4 questions about daily activities. The total questionnaire is scored on a 0 to 24 scale, with lower scores meaning less functional impairment.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
kondrium, kondrium f, methyl prednisolone (corticosteroid)
Hospital San Jose
Active, not recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:19-0400
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