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Study of Responsiveness of Seven Functional Tasks in Patients With Poststroke Upper Limb Spasticity With Botulinum Toxin Type A Treatment

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Allergan Identifier:
First received: April 1, 2008
Last updated: May 23, 2008
Last verified: May 2008
This study evaluates the responsiveness of 7 functional tasks to botulinum toxin Type A treatment in poststroke patients with spasticity of the upper-limb flexors

Condition Intervention Phase
Stroke Muscle Spasticity Biological: Botulinum Toxin Type A Biological: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Allergan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Seven functional tasks (nail filing, hand cleaning, holding a water bottle, brushing teeth, holding a small fruit, holding a medium fruit, and holding a large fruit) [ Time Frame: Week 6 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Spasticity of the upper-limb flexors as measured by the Ashworth Scale [ Time Frame: Week 6 ]

Enrollment: 62
Study Start Date: March 2004
Study Completion Date: May 2005
Primary Completion Date: May 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Botulinum Toxin Type A
Biological: Botulinum Toxin Type A
200 U to 360 U of botulinum toxin Type A on Day 0. Patients who met retreatment criteria received a second treatment (open-label) at Week 12 or Week 18
Other Name: BOTOX®
Placebo Comparator: 2
Biological: Placebo
Saline injection on Day 0


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Medically stable poststroke with focal unilateral upper-limb spasticity

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Stroke within 6 months of the study enrollment visit
  • Previous or current botulinum toxin therapy of any type in the study limb
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00651690

United States, Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Medical Director Allergan
  More Information

Additional Information:
Turkel C, Bowen B, Liu J, Brin M. A pooled analysis of the safety of BoNTA (BOTOX(R)) in the treatment of poststroke spasticity. Neurorehabil Neural Repair 2006;20(1):200 ABS-P3-081
Turkel C, Bowen B, Liu J, Brin M. A pooled analysis of the safety of BoNT-A (BOTOX(R)) in the treatment of poststroke spasticity. Neurotox Res 2006 Apr;9(2-3):230 ABS-P25

Responsible Party: Therapeutic Area Head, Allergan, Inc. Identifier: NCT00651690     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 191622-065
Study First Received: April 1, 2008
Last Updated: May 23, 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Muscle Spasticity
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Muscle Hypertonia
Neuromuscular Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Botulinum Toxins
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 July 24, 2017