Study to Assess the Efficacy of Botulinum Toxin B (Myobloc) for the Treatment of Prosthesis-associated Sweating
The objective of this study is to determine if Myobloc significantly decreases prosthesis-associated symptomatic sweating in amputees when compared to a saline solution placebo. The study is randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial with a total enrollment of 32 amputee subjects.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial to Assess the Efficacy of Botulinum Toxin B (Myobloc) for the Treatment of Prosthesis Associated Symptomatic Sweating, or Residual Limb Hyperhidrosis in Amputees|
- Amount of sweating [ Time Frame: one month after initial injection ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The amount of sweating will be assessed via gravimetry, which is an accepted method for determining sweating in a particular area. This method involves covering the area of the residual limb in question with filter paper for five minutes. After five minutes, the filter paper is removed and weighed. The weight of the dry filter paper is subtracted to give the approximate weight of the sweat produced. This study will use the total weight of sweat produced as a method of objectively quantifying the amount of sweating in the residual limb. Gravimetry will be used as a measure of change from pre-treatment to post-treatment.
|Study Start Date:||September 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Botulinum Type B (Myobloc)
Each vial of active drug will contain 5000 unit/ml of Myobloc, with a total volume of 1 mL. The injections will be spaces 6 cm apart and will cover the entire area to be injected. Each site will receive a volume of 0.08 ml (400 units).
Drug: Botulinum Type B
Other Name: Myobloc
Placebo Comparator: Saline solution
The volume to be injected will be calculated assuming the injectate is an active drug, and will therefore be an equivalent volume as an active drug (i.e. 0.08 mL per injection site with a 6 cm spacing interval)
Patients with amputations experience severe sweating due to sockets and liners used with fitted prostheses. This excessive sweating causes inadequate fitting and function of the prosthesis as well as discomfort.
The treatment modality and techniques used are based upon a successful prior open-labeled pilot study done by this research group investigating the effect of Botulinum Toxin A (BOTOX) on residual limb hyperhidrosis, which demonstrated significant decreases in sweating in amputees with residual limb hyperhidrosis treated with BOTOX.
Each subject will undergo baseline testing consisting of 15 minutes of walking on a treadmill (or using a handcycle) at light exertion (11 on the Berg scale). They will report the effect of sweating on their prosthesis fit and function over the past month, and the amount of sweat produced in the 15 minutes will be measured via gravimetric assessment. At the end of the baseline session, subjects receive either the drug or placebo by injection into the residual limb area they identify as being the most troublesome for sweating. Subjects return for a 1-month follow-up session where the questionnaire, walking test, and sweat collection are re-administered. At the one-month follow-up session, subjects who received the placebo and felt it was not successful in decreasing their sweating are given the opportunity to cross-over into the drug arm of the trial.
|United States, Maryland|
|Walter Reed National Military Medical Center|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20889|
|Principal Investigator:||Paul F. Pasquina, M.D.||Walter Reed National Military Medical Center|