Intrathecal Ketorolac in Patients With Intrathecal Morphine Dose Escalation
|First Received Date ICMJE||July 5, 2006|
|Last Updated Date||May 12, 2009|
|Start Date ICMJE||December 2006|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00349401 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE
||Change in oral opioid dose.|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Same as current|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Intrathecal Ketorolac in Patients With Intrathecal Morphine Dose Escalation|
|Official Title ICMJE||Intrathecal Ketorolac in Patients With Intrathecal Morphine Dose Escalation|
The purpose of this study is to determine how the drug ketorolac, when given with the spinal morphine, affects pain.
This study is part of a pain center grant that focuses on how pain, especially chronic neuropathic pain, alters the response to traditional and non-traditional analgesics (pain medications).
To treat persons with chronic pain, doctors sometimes implant a permanent tube in the spinal space in the back to give pain medicines. This tube, also called a spinal pump, is used to administer pain medicine directly to the spinal space. The most commonly used medicine given through the spinal pump is morphine which works well for most people, but sometimes loses tolerance, and larger and larger doses are needed, causing many side effects.
The purpose of this study is to find out if another medicine, ketorolac, when given with morphine in the spinal space, can stop or reverse the need for larger and larger doses of morphine. In animals, ketorolac has been shown to slow the need for an increase in morphine dosage and to reduce the morphine dose, while giving good pain control.
This study will enroll 30 individuals with chronic pain below the chest, caused by nerve injury, who are receiving morphine through a spinal pump. After learning to estimate pain accurately using thermal heat testing, participants will be randomly assigned to one of two study groups. Group one will receive the active study medication, ketorolac, while group two receives an inactive control (placebo). All participants will receive morphine (administered through the spinal pump). Afterwards, participants will rate their levels of pain, and provide samples of their spinal fluid (taken from the spinal tube/pump) for study. The above procedure will be repeated over a 4-week period.
Duration of the study for participants is 4 weeks, and includes ten visits to the research center, each lasting less than one hour.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 2|
|Study Design ICMJE||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Study Arm (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Withdrawn|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
|Ages||18 Years to 70 Years|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Location Countries ICMJE||Not Provided|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00349401|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||P01NS041386_TRIAL3|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||Wake Forest School of Medicine|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||Wake Forest School of Medicine|
|Verification Date||May 2009|
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