Purpose

The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Solius Photobiological System in improving serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in vitamin D deficient/ insufficient adults of various skin types. The invetigators will conduct an double-blinded randomized clinical trial in 100 adults to compare the changes in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels between subjects who received and do not receive weekly exposures to Ultraviolet B Radiation (UVB) generated by the Solius Photobiological System for 16 weeks.

Conditions

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Over 18 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Yes

Inclusion Criteria

  1. Age at least 18 years' old 2. Male or Female 3. Skin Type I-VI 4. Women of child bearing potential must be on birth control and not pregnant based on a negative pregnancy test at baseline. 5. Ability and Willingness to give informed consent and comply to protocol requirements 6. Serum total 25(OH)D < 30 ng/mL at the screening

Exclusion Criteria

  1. Ongoing treatment with supplemental or pharmacological doses of vitamin D, vitamin D metabolites or analogues 2. Pregnant 3. History of underlying photosensitivity 4. Use of medications that cause a photosensitivity reaction (including but not limited to): tetracycline, tretinoin, amiodarone, doxycycline, naproxen, diphenhydramine, methotrexate, and hydrochlorothiazide 5. History of skin cancer 6. Plan to received significant sun exposure below the 33rd parallel during study 7. Used tanning or phototherapy devices within the last 30 days 8. Vitamin D supplement use of more than 600 IUs daily. 9. Systemic steroids use 10. H1 antihistamine use in the last 7 days 11. Diagnosed with light allergies (including but not limited to): actinic prurigo, polymorphous light eruption, or solar urticaria 12. Diagnosed with light sensitivities (including but not limited to): protoporphyria, photodermatitis, xeroderma pigmentosum, lupus erythematosus, chronic actinic dermatitis, or UV-sensitive syndrome

Study Design

Phase
N/A
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Randomized
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Treatment
Masking
Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Experimental
UVB treatment arm
The treatment group will first undergo an evaluation of each individual's sensitivity to the Solius Photobiological System UVB using the device titration system for the first 5 weeks. Once determined after the 5 weeks, the subjects will be enrolled in a 16-week study where they will be exposed to their individualized titration evaluation.
  • Device: UVB treatment
    5 weeks of UVB titration to determine individual's UVB sensitivity followed by 16 weeks of UVB exposure intervention
Sham Comparator
Sham comparator arm
The sham comparator group will undergo the procedures as the treatment group with the exception that the Solius Photobiological System will only be turned on to emit visible radiation.
  • Device: Sham comparator
    5+16 weeks of visible light exposure

Recruiting Locations

BU School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
Contact:
Michael Holick, MD PhD
617-358-6139
mfholick@bu.edu

More Details

Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
Boston University

Study Contact

Michael F Holick, PhD, MD
617-358-6139
mfholick@bu.edu

Detailed Description

Study enrollment Approximately 100 healthy adults will be enrolled ages >18; both sexes, for vitamin D deficiency screening in order to enroll 80 adults with vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D <30 ng/mL). Participants will be randomized 1:1 into two groups: 40 adults for treatment arm who will receive weekly exposures of ultraviolet radiation generated by the Solius Photobiological system, and 40 adults for sham comparator arm. Study procedure The treatment group that will be exposed to the Solius Photobiological System will first undergo an evaluation of each individual's sensitivity to the Solius Photobiological System UVB using the device titration system for the first 5 weeks. Once determined after the 5 weeks, the subjects will be enrolled in a 16-week study where they will be exposed to their individualized titration evaluation. For the sham comparator group, they will undergo the procedures as the treated group with the exception that the Solius Photobiological System will only be turned on to emit visible radiation. At these visits, each subject assigned into both groups will be asked questions about consumption of vitamin D, sun exposure, and whether he/she has had any adverse changes in his/her health. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels will be measured at baseline and monthly, and the levels will be analyzed to compare between those who receive and who do not receive the UVB radiation intervention for baseline and during the 16-week treatment period. After the 16-week intervention, participants will be asked to return the study site weekly for measurement of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D for 4 weeks. Serum 25(OH)D levels will be determined using the Liquid Chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) method. Safety will be monitored by interviewing the participants each UVB exposure for any adverse events, including erythema or any other skin reactions.

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