Effect of Cannabinoids on Spasticity and Neuropathic Pain in Spinal Cord Injured Persons
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01222468|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 18, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 25, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Muscle Spasticity as a Result of Spinal Cord Injury||Drug: nabilone 0.5 mg Drug: placebo||Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||12 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||A Randomized Double-Blinded Crossover Trial Assessing the Effect of Cannabinoids on Spasticity and Neuropathic Pain in Spinal Cord Injured Persons|
|Study Start Date :||June 2012|
|Primary Completion Date :||February 2015|
|Study Completion Date :||February 2015|
Active Comparator: nabilone
nabilone 0.5 mg tablets dose-titrated over an 11-week period to a maximum of 3mg po daily. Subjects are allowed to drop back to the previous dose following a dose increase once if required
Drug: nabilone 0.5 mg
nabilone 0.5 mg tablets od titrated to a maximum daily dose of 3mg po over an 11-week phase
Other Name: Cesamet
Placebo Comparator: placebo
look-alike 0.5 mg placebo tablets titrated to a maximum daily dose of 3.0 mg daily over an 11-week phase. Subjects are allowed to drop back to the previous dose following a dose increase once during the 11-week phase if required
placebo 0.5 mg po daily, dose titrated to a maximum daily dose of 3.0mg po over an 11-week phase
- Ashworth Scale [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]A scale that grades resistance to rapid passive movement across a relaxed joint on an ordinal scale of 0 to 4.
- VAS (visual analog scale)pain intensity scale [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]Primary outcome measure for pain will be a change in the VAS pain intensity scale. Using a visual intensity scale, patients are asked to record their daily pain score over the previous 24 hours.
- Sum of the Ashworth Scale in the eight muscle groups of each side of the body. [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]As above
- Penn Spasm Frequency Scale [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]Scale graded by study participants to measure frequency of muscle spasms throughout the period in question
- Visual Analog Scale [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]Patients rate the intensity of their spasms on a 100 mm pencil and paper VAS scale
- Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]Questionnaire that measures patient-reported sleep quality that will be administered at Visits 1,6 and 12
- Subject's Global Impression of Change [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]Questionnaire that asks the subject to rate his or her impression of the effects of the study medication.
- Clinician's Global Impression of Change [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]Questionnaire that asks the Clinician to rate his or her impression of the effect of study medication.
- VAS Pain Impact Scale [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]A continuous scale measuring the impact of pain with 0mm being non-disruptive and 100 mm being incapacitating
- The Short Form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]A questionnaire with 3 components: a VAS to determine overall pain levels, a 15-word list of pain descriptors; and a Present Pain Intensity Scale to determine patient's pain at the time of survey completion
- Neuropathic Pain Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]A clinician-administered questionnaire consisting of both sensory descriptors and signs related to bedside sensory examination
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01222468
|Health Sciences Centre Rehabilitation Hospital|
|Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3A 1M4|
|Principal Investigator:||Karen D. Ethans, MD||University of Manitoba|