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Chicago, Illinois 60611


The investigators propose that tadalafil will increase digital blood flow and improve the symptoms and signs of secondary Raynaud's phenomenon.

Study summary:

The primary goal of our study is to decrease the frequency, duration and severity of vasospastic attacks in patients with secondary Raynaud's. The secondary goal is to document increased blood flow and lessened capillary dysfunction in these patients. Both of these goals are to be achieved using a course of treatment with Tadalafil.We anticipate a decrease in the frequency, duration and severity of Raynaud's attacks. Improved digital blood flow and digital blood pressures, and a decrease in digital capillary dysfunction.


Inclusion Criteria: - active Raynaud's Phenomenon - stable disease and medication requirements over the previous 2 months - subjects willing and able to participate in study assessments - ability to understand and sign informed consent - ages 18 to 65, both sexes - a diagnosis of diffuse or limited cutaneous sclerosis, MCTD using the American College Rheumatology criteria Exclusion Criteria: - uncontrolled HTN, DM, unstable disease, angina or using oral nitrates - smoking, active alcoholism, drug abuse within 5 years - abnormal renal function - ulnar arterial occlusive disease as shown by a positive Allen Test - Pregnant or breast feeding or considering preg. in next 4 months - past or present major psych. illness - allergy or sensitivity to tadalafil - subject unable to understand protocol or give informed consent - part. in another study trial within 30 days - taking sildenafil



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Anne Laumann, MBChB, MRCP
Northwestern University

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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