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Clinical Trial of Remote Preconditioning in Patients Undergoing Cervical Decompression Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Xijing Hospital Identifier:
First received: August 9, 2008
Last updated: February 24, 2011
Last verified: November 2008
The purpose of this study is to assess whether a large clinical trial testing the effect of RIPC on neurologic outcome in patients undergoing elective cervical decompression surge is warranted.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cervical Compression Myelopathy
Reperfusion Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Procedure: limb remote ischemic preconditioning (LRIPC)
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effects of Remote Ischemic Preconditioning on Biochemical Markers and Neurological Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Elective Cervical Decompression Surgery

Further study details as provided by Xijing Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • serum concentrations of s-100B,NSE [ Time Frame: 1 week or more ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • a Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) scale [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 51
Study Start Date: September 2007
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A,2, II Procedure: limb remote ischemic preconditioning (LRIPC)
LRIPC consists of three 5-min cycles of right upper limb ischemia induced by an automated cuff-inflator placed on the upper arm and inflated to 200 mmHg,with an intervening 5 min reperfusion during which the cuff is deflated.
Other Name: an automated cuff-inflator made in China

Detailed Description:
Spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion injury commonly contribute to perioperative morbidity and mortality after elective cervical decompression surgery.Remote ischemic preconditioning(RIPC)is a phenomenon whereby brief periods of ischemia followed by reperfusion in one organ provide system protection from prolonged ischemia.The hypothesis of this protocol is that limb ischemic preconditioning could reduces spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion injury induced by elective cervical decompression surgery.Serum s-100B and NSE concentration will be measured before and after induction ,and at 6 hours,1,3,5 and 7days after surgery.JOA scores in all the cases will be evaluated before operation and at 7days ,1,3,6 month after surgery.

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with clinical and radiological signs of cervical compression myelopathy(ccm)
  • Age 30-75
  • Stage 1-2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age>75
  • History of heart,hepatic,renal or pulmonary disease.
  • History of peripheral vascular disease affecting the upper limbs.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00778323

China, Shaanxi
Xijing Hospital
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, 710032
Sponsors and Collaborators
Xijing Hospital
Study Chair: Lize Xiong, MD Xiling Hospital,Fourth Military Medical University
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Lize Xiong, Fourth Military Medical University Identifier: NCT00778323     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: XJ20070901
Study First Received: August 9, 2008
Last Updated: February 24, 2011

Keywords provided by Xijing Hospital:
remote ischemic preconditioning
cervical compression myelopathy
spinal cord
neuron-specific enolase

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spinal Cord Diseases
Wounds and Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Reperfusion Injury
Bone Marrow Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Hematologic Diseases processed this record on April 25, 2017