This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition arthritis
Sponsor National Chung Hsing University
Start date March 2008
End date February 2010
Trial size 30 participants
Trial identifier NCT00944866, C07146


The selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors have been associated with increased cardiovascular risk. The goal of the present study is to investigate the impacts of COX-2 inhibitors on biochemical indices in cardiovascular disease. As the reviewer suggested, the investigators propose to study the effects of Cox-II inhibitor using experimentally induced hyperlipidemic rats. Plasma total cholesterol, LDL and triglyceride concentrations will be determined before and after animals treated with cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors. Biochemical markers related to cardiovascular events including prostaglandin I2, thromboxaneA2 and others will also be investigated. The investigators will also investigate these biochemical markers in patients taking Celecoxib and NSAIDs. The investigators hope these studies will reveal clinically useful biochemical markers for cardiovascular events in patients taking Cox-II inhibitor.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case control
Time perspective cross-sectional

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Male/female age >18 - Clinical diagnosed of arthritis Exclusion Criteria: - Must not be pregnant/breastfeeding - Other conditions may lead to exclusion from the trial (e.g. Diabetes mellitus, malignant melanoma, cardiac conduction disorders, hepatic/renal insufficiency.

Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2009.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by National Chung Hsing University.