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Chronic Pain Management After Herniorraphy (pregabalin)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00772291
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 15, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 19, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
hasan eker, Erasmus Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Nowadays, chronic pain mainly as a result of iatrogenic nerve damage is generally considered as the most frequent complication after inguinal hernia surgery. The primary objective of this randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial is to investigate whether pregabalin reduces pain in patients with chronic pain of neuropathic origin after herniorraphy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Pain Drug: pregabalin Drug: placebo Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 140 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Chronic Pain Management After Herniorraphy:Pregabalin vs Placebo. A Double-blinded Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial.
Study Start Date : May 2007
Primary Completion Date : August 2010
Study Completion Date : October 2010

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Chronic Pain
Drug Information available for: Pregabalin
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: placebo Drug: placebo
placebo drug during 8 weeks
Active Comparator: pregabalin Drug: pregabalin
pregabalin 150-600mg/day during 8 weeks

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. pain [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. quantitative sensory testing (QST) accuracy in testing the inguinal region [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. History of unilateral inguinal herniotomy
  2. Establishment of neuropathic character of chronic pain by means the LANSS painscore and DN4 score
  3. Abnormal sensitivity (allodynia, dysesthesia, hypoesthesia or dysesthesia) in or around the incisional area
  4. Duration pain ≥ 3 months
  5. Medial or lateral inguinal hernia
  6. Age ≥ 18 years
  7. VAS score ≥ 40 mm on Vas scale on which they indicate 'how unpleasant or disturbing the worst pain was that they had today'
  8. Grade III or IV pain and discomfort on the 4-point pain and discomfort scale
  9. Informed consent (addendum V)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Participation in another trial
  2. Age < 18 years
  3. Cognitive disfunction
  4. Patient is unable to speak Dutch
  5. Hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or glucosegalactose malabsorption
  6. Patient classified as American Society of Anaesthesiologist Class 4
  7. Renal impairment

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00772291

Erasmus Medical Center
Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3015CE
Sponsors and Collaborators
Erasmus Medical Center
Principal Investigator: J.F. Lange, professor Erasmus Medical Center

Responsible Party: hasan eker, Prof. Dr. J.F. Lange, Erasmus Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00772291     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: pregabalin RCT
First Posted: October 15, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 19, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011

Keywords provided by hasan eker, Erasmus Medical Center:
chronic pain after inguinal herniorraphy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Calcium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Anxiety Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Psychotropic Drugs