Psoriasis | Randomized, Blinded, Sham-controlled Trial of Acupuncture for the Management of Joint Pain in Patients With Psoriasis
Psoriasis research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
The purpose of this study is to determine whether acupuncture is helpful for patients with joint pain associated with psoriasis
Who is eligible to participate?
Inclusion Criteria: - Plaque psoriasis - Pain from at least two peripheral joints and/or inflammatory back pain - No or stabile treatment of the psoriasis the last 3 months - No or stabile pain treatment the last 3 months - Oral and written information given - Written consent signed Exclusion Criteria: - Arthritis with Ultrasound verified intra articular fluid og clinical verified joint swelling - Pregnancy og breastfeeding - Previous treatments with acupuncture - Treatment with anticoagulants (vitamin K-antagonists, low molecular weight heparin, unfractionated heparin, direct thrombin inhibitors, direct factor Xa inhibitors) - Unwilling to follow protocol
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Other:AcupuncturePatients are randomized to real acupuncture or sham acupuncture if they are in the intervention group
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
Acupuncture in active pointsPatients in this group will receive real acupuncture
Acupuncture in non-active pointsPatients in this group will receive acupuncture, but in non-active points
No treatment, just observationPatients in this group will receive no treatment and will only be observed.
Start Date: October 2014
Completed Date: December 2017
Primary Outcome: Pain measured on the VAS
Secondary Outcome: Approvement in skin lesions
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Lead Sponsor: University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen
Collaborator: Aage Bangs Fond