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Analgesic Efficacy of High Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2011 by Ensemble Hospitalier de la Côte.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Ensemble Hospitalier de la Côte Identifier:
First received: July 21, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2011
History: No changes posted
The aim of the study is to compare the efficacy of high frequency (HF SCS) stimulation and sham stimulation (Sham SCS - i.e. no stimulation) and conventional spinal cord stimulation (Conv SCS) on the patient reported global impression of change, pain intensity and health related quality of life.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lowback and Leg Pain
Device: High frequency spinal cord stimulation
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Analgesic Efficacy of High Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation: a Placebo-controlled Study

Further study details as provided by Ensemble Hospitalier de la Côte:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient's Global Impression of Change (PGIC)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Intensity of Pain
  • Quality of Life (EQ-5D)

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: July 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Sequence 1
Conventional stimulation (2 weeks)- High frequeny stimulation (2 weeks)- Conventional stimulation (2 weeks)and sham stimulation (2 weeks)
Device: High frequency spinal cord stimulation
Sequence 2
Conventional stimulation (2 weeks)- sham stimulation (2weeks) - Conventional stimulation (2 weeks) - high frequeny stimulation (2 weeks)
Device: High frequency spinal cord stimulation


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • signed informed consent
  • treated with spinal cord stimulation
  • stable pain relief achieved

Exclusion Criteria:

  • failure to give informed consent
  • unable to use or understand how to handle the equipment, PGIC,VAS score or EQ-5D questionnaires.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01400282

Department of anesthesiology and Pain management, Ensemble Hospitalier de la Côte (EHC)
Morges, Switzerland, 1110
United Kingdom
Department of Anaesthesia, The James Cook University Hospital
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ensemble Hospitalier de la Côte
  More Information

Responsible Party: Perruchoud Christophe, MD, Ensemble Hospitalier de la Côte Identifier: NCT01400282     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EHC-JCH 
Study First Received: July 21, 2011
Last Updated: July 21, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on February 20, 2017