Observational Study Investigating the Effectiveness of Fentanyl Matrix in Relieving Pain and Improving Function in Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Knee or Hip

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Janssen Korea, Ltd., Korea
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01119885
First received: January 29, 2010
Last updated: April 24, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the utility of fentanyl matrix for the treatment of pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) of knee or hip, which was not adequately controlled by non-opioid analgesic (e.g. NSAIDs or COX-II inhibitors) or weak opioids [tramadol HClacetaminophen, tramadol or codeine (or combinations with acetaminophen/ibuprofen)].


Condition Intervention Phase
Pain
Osteoarthritis, Hip
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Drug: fentanyl matrix
Phase 4

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Fentanyl Matrix for the Treatment of Pain Caused by Osteoarthritis of the Knee or Hip: Improvement of Pain and Function: Multicenter, Open-label, Prospective, Observational Study

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Further study details as provided by Janssen Korea, Ltd., Korea:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in pain intensity from baseline through final evaluation as measured by Numeric Rating Scale [ Time Frame: Baseline and week 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Improved pain relief as measured using the K-WOMAC scale [ Time Frame: baseline, week 4 and week 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Improvement of sleep disturbance [ Time Frame: baseline, week 4 and week 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Impact of activity of daily activities measured by 5-point likert scale and social activities measured by 5-point likert scale [ Time Frame: baseline, week 4 and week 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Investigator and patient global assessment measured by 5-point likert scale [ Time Frame: Week 4 and week 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Improved pain relief as measured using the CGI-I [ Time Frame: Week 4 and week 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 742
Study Start Date: August 2008
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
001
fentanyl matrix Knee osteoarthritis starting with 12mcg/h (flexible dose)
Drug: fentanyl matrix
Knee osteoarthritis, starting with 12mcg/h (flexible dose)
002
fentanyl matrix Hip osteoarthritis starting with 12mcg/h (flexible dose)
Drug: fentanyl matrix
Hip osteoarthritis, starting with 12mcg/h (flexible dose)

Detailed Description:

This study is a prospective, open-label, non-interventional study. The objective of this study is to investigate the utility of fentanyl matrix after 8 week treatment of fentanyl matrix for the treatment of pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) of knee or hip, which was not adequately controlled by non-opioid analgesic (e.g. NSAIDs or COX-II selective inhibitors) or weak opioids [tramadol HCl with acetaminophen, tramadol or codeine (or combination with acetaminophen/ibuprofen)] in clinical practice according to the investigator's discretion. This study will investigate the usefulness of fentanyl matrix based on improvement in pain and function after Fentanyl matrix administration in patients who complained of pain caused by osteoarthritis and indicated for Fentanyl matrix administration in clinical practice at the investigator's discretion. This study will also measure the patients' functional improvement through Korean Version of WOMAC. Observational study - No investigational drug administered

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

The study population is the patients who visit a center during the study period with the complaint of chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee or hip, and are deemed to fail to control pain in a proper way and need fentanyl matrix administration according to the investigator's discretion

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who complain of chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee or hip persisting for 3 months or longer
  • Patients who can fully observe the overall clinical study requirements including K-WOMAC completion at the investigator's discretion
  • Patients who complain of severe pain (NRS score = 7) because pain was not treated enough with the previous analgesic
  • Patients who have never been administered strong opioid analgesics over the last one month

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a history of the drug or alcohol abuse in the past or now
  • Childbearing women who are pregnant or likely to be pregnant during the study period and male subjects who are neither infertile nor willing to refrain from sexual relations but whose partner does not conduct an effective contraception (implant, injections, oral contraceptives, intrauterine device, etc.)
  • Patients who are unable to use a transdermal system due to skin disease
  • Patients with serious mental disorder
  • Patients with history of hypersensitivity to opioid analgesics
  • Patients with history of CO2 retention
  • Patients who are not eligible for the study participation based on warnings, precautions and contra medications in the package insert of the study drug at the investigator's discretion
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01119885

Sponsors and Collaborators
Janssen Korea, Ltd., Korea
Investigators
Study Director: Janssen Korea, Ltd. Clinical Trial Janssen Korea, Ltd.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Janssen Korea, Ltd., Korea
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01119885     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR015454
Study First Received: January 29, 2010
Last Updated: April 24, 2014
Health Authority: Korea: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Janssen Korea, Ltd., Korea:
chronic pain
fentanyl matrix
arthritis
osteoarthritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis, Hip
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Arthritis
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Fentanyl
Analgesics, Opioid
Narcotics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Adjuvants, Anesthesia
Anesthetics, Intravenous
Anesthetics, General
Anesthetics

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