Increased Blood Glucose Levels After Steroid Injection

S

Syrian Private University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Diabete Type 2
Osteoarthritis, Knee

Treatments

Drug: steroid (triamcinolone)

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT06228911
GH 5615;

Details and patient eligibility

About

a sample of 600 patients diagnosed as Knee osteoarthritis injected with 40 mg triamcinolone, recorded their morning fasting blood glucose levels for 7 days before injection used as the baseline blood glucose level, which was compared with FBS levels for 14 days after steroid injection. Our study compared the differences in blood glucose changes between HbA1c \>7% and HbA1c ≤7% groups and those between insulin and non-insulin treated groups.

Enrollment

600 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Age > 18 years, patients with knee osteoarthritis diagnosed according to American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Criteria (17), and grade1-3 in Kallgren-Laurence radiographic scale (18), whom failed to response to medical treatment including paracetamol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, and to physical therapy, checking their blood glucose values daily.

Exclusion criteria

Patients who were unable to provide consent, patients had any contraindications to corticosteroids, patients who had received oral corticosteroid in the past 6 months or corticosteroid injection in the previous 3 months, patients who had no monitoring HbA1c level before injection or also whom had not monitor blood glucose levels before or after injection.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Screening

Allocation

Non-Randomized

Interventional model

Factorial Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

600 participants in 2 patient groups

insulin treated group
Experimental group
Treatment:
Drug: steroid (triamcinolone)
non-insulin treated groups
Experimental group
Treatment:
Drug: steroid (triamcinolone)

Trial contacts and locations

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