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Leukotriene Inhibitor

Montelukast for ACL Injury (MOCHA Trial)

Phase < 1
Led By Austin Stone, MD, PhD
Research Sponsored by Austin V Stone
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Age between 25-50
Concomitant meniscus injury
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up change between visit 4 (4 weeks post surgery) and visit 6 (1 year post surgery)
Awards & highlights

MOCHA Trial Summary

This trial will test whether montelukast can reduce markers of inflammation and cartilage degradation in people who have undergone ACL reconstruction, specifically targeting those with additional meniscal injuries who are at greater risk of rapid cartilage degradation.

Who is the study for?
The MOCHA trial is for people aged 25-50 who are having their first ACL reconstruction and also have a meniscus injury. It's not for those without a meniscus tear, with multiple ligament injuries needing more complex surgery, or showing signs of depression or suicidal thoughts at enrollment.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
This study tests if taking montelukast (10 mg) daily for 6 months after ACL surgery can lower inflammation and slow down cartilage damage compared to a placebo. Participants will be randomly chosen to get either the drug or placebo.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Montelukast may cause side effects like respiratory issues, fever, headache, sore throat, cough, abdominal pain, diarrhea, influenza-like symptoms but specific side effects in this trial context aren't detailed.

MOCHA Trial Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am between 25 and 50 years old.
I have a concurrent meniscus injury.
I am scheduled for my first ACL surgery.

MOCHA Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~change between visit 4 (4 weeks post surgery) and visit 6 (1 year post surgery)
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and change between visit 4 (4 weeks post surgery) and visit 6 (1 year post surgery) for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS)
Serum prostaglandin E2
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
+1 more

Side effects data

From 2005 Phase 4 trial • 99 Patients • NCT00189462
Cold/Upper Respiratory Infection
Study treatment Arm

MOCHA Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Placebo Group
Group I: MontelukastExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Patients will receive oral montelukast (10 mg) daily for 6 months after surgery.
Group II: PlaceboPlacebo Group1 Intervention
Patients will receive an oral placebo daily for 6 months after surgery.
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Completed Phase 4

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Austin V StoneLead Sponsor
4 Previous Clinical Trials
44 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Meniscus Tears
43 Patients Enrolled for Meniscus Tears
Duke UniversityOTHER
2,378 Previous Clinical Trials
3,427,029 Total Patients Enrolled
The Cleveland ClinicOTHER
1,033 Previous Clinical Trials
1,365,352 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Meniscus Tears
150 Patients Enrolled for Meniscus Tears

Media Library

Montelukast (Leukotriene Inhibitor) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT04572256 — Phase < 1
Meniscus Tears Research Study Groups: Montelukast, Placebo
Meniscus Tears Clinical Trial 2023: Montelukast Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT04572256 — Phase < 1
Montelukast (Leukotriene Inhibitor) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT04572256 — Phase < 1

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Are octogenarians permitted to partake in this clinical investigation?

"This clinical study is searching for qualified participants aged between 25 and 50 years old."

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Who fulfills the eligibility criteria for this clinical trial?

"To qualify as a potential participant in this clinical trial, individuals must have been diagnosed with degenerative polyarthritis and be between 25 and 50 years old. The total capacity for the study is 30 patients."

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What is the upper limit of participants in this clinical examination?

"Affirmative. Evidence from clinicaltrials.gov reveals that this medical trial, which initiated recruitment on February 1st 2021, is currently seeking volunteers to join the experiment. The research requires 30 participants based at a single site."

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For what conditions is Montelukast usually prescribed?

"Montelukast is effective at managing exercise-induced bronchospasm, perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR), seasonal allergies and asthma."

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To what other research studies has Montelukast been applied?

"Currently, there are 22 active clinical trials of montelukast with 6 of these studies in phase 3. Of the 221 trial sites across the globe, several have been established in Lexington, Kentucky."

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Are recruitment efforts ongoing for this clinical trial?

"Confirmed, clinicaltrials.gov currently lists this trial as actively recruiting participants. The project was initially announced on February 1st 2021 and has been updated most recently on September 12th 2022."

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~6 spots leftby Apr 2025