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Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Dysport® in Upper Back Myofascial Pain Syndrome

This study has been completed.
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Ipsen Identifier:
First received: August 23, 2005
Last updated: January 9, 2007
Last verified: January 2007
The main purpose of this study is to determine which is the best dose of a drug known as Dysport to give when treating one's type of upper back pain. The study will also examine the side effects of this treatment and its overall effect on one's disorder.

Condition Intervention Phase
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Drug: Botulinum type A toxin (Dysport®)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Multicentre Multinational Prospective Randomised Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of a Single Application of Three Doses of Dysport® in Patients With Upper Back Myofascial Pain Syndrome

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Further study details as provided by Ipsen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in pain score for ‘overall pain of the day during activity’ between baseline and Week 6

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in pain score for ‘worst pain of the day during activity’ between baseline and Week 6
  • Change in pain score for ‘overall pain of the day at rest’ between baseline and Week 6
  • Spontaneously reported adverse events and changes in physical examination and vital signs
  • Change in pain score for ‘overall pain during activity’ between baseline and Weeks 6, 12 and 16
  • Time to onset of pain relief
  • Change in each of the 8 dimensions of the Short Form Quality of Life questionnaire with 36 items (SF36) at Weeks 6, 12 and 16 from baseline
  • Change in the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) anxiety score, depression score and aggregate score at Weeks 6, 12 and 16 from baseline
  • Clinical Global Impression of Change (CGIC) assessed using a 7-point numerical rating scale at Week 16
  • Patient’s Global Impression of Change (PGIC) assessed using a 7-point numerical rating scale at Week 16

Estimated Enrollment: 340
Study Start Date: March 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Moderate-severe pain in upper back
  • Myofascial pain syndrome for more than 6 months
  • Active trigger points in upper back

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fibromyalgia and other non-myofascial pain conditions of upper back
  • Duration of myofascial pain syndrome no longer than 24 months
  • Steroid injections during previous 3 months
  • Anaesthetic injection at trigger points during previous 1 month
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00134810

Czech Republic
Pain Treatment Centre, Anesthesiology & Resuscitation, St Ann Teaching Hospital
Brno, Czech Republic, 656 91
Dept Neurology, Teaching Hospital Olomouc
Olomouc, Czech Republic, 775 20
Institute of Rheumatology
Praha, Czech Republic, 12850
Neurology Clinic, Klinikum der Ruhr-Universitat Bochum
Bochum, Germany, 44789
Schmerzzentrum Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 60311
Schmerzzentrum Goppingen
Goppingen, Germany, 73033
Klinik fur Anaesthesiologie und Intensivtherapie
Jena, Germany, 07747
Neurologisch-Verhaltensmedizinische Schmerzklinik Kiel
Kiel, Germany, 24149
Clinic for Neurology, Westfalische Wilhelmsuniversitat
Munster, Germany, 48129
Aukammallee 33
Wiesbaden, Germany, 65191
Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri
Montescano, Italy, 27040
Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova
Padova, Italy, 35128
Centrum Kliniczno-Badawcze
Elblag, Poland, 82300
Osrodek Badan Klinicznych
Lublin, Poland, 20022
Nasz Lekarz NZOZ Praktyka Grupowa Lekarzy
Torun, Poland, 87100
Centrum Medyczne OSTEOMED NZOZ
Warsaw, Poland, 02341
Hospital de Santa Maria
Lisbon, Portugal, 1649-035
Hospital Univ Germans Trias i Pujol
Badalona, Spain, 08916
Hospital de Traumatologia de la Vall d'Hebrón
Barcelona, Spain, 08035
Hospedale Clinic I Provincial de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain, 08036
Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge
Barcelona, Spain, 08907
Hospital Morales Meseguer
Murcia, Spain, 30008
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Harmut Goebel, MD Kiel Neurological Pain Centre
  More Information Identifier: NCT00134810     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Y-47-52120-722
Study First Received: August 23, 2005
Last Updated: January 9, 2007

Keywords provided by Ipsen:
Myofascial pain syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Somatoform Disorders
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Botulinum Toxins, Type A
Acetylcholine Release Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Neuromuscular Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017