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Lidocaine Subcutaneous Infusion for Control of Treprostinil Related Site Pain

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01433328
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Safety considerations)
First Posted : September 13, 2011
Last Update Posted : April 5, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr David Langleben, Jewish General Hospital

Brief Summary:
Treprostinil subcutaneous (under the skin) infusion is a very good medication for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension but infusion site pain may be very severe in some patients. The investigators plan to treat patients receiving treprostinil with a subcutaneous infusion of lidocaine (a local anesthestic) to treat the pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Drug: Lidocaine Drug: Placebo Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 4 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Lidocaine Subcutaneous Infusion for Control of Treprostinil Related Site Pain
Study Start Date : January 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Lidocaine Drug: Lidocaine

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Remodulin only
Drug: Placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
    Short Form McGill Pain Questionnaire - Change from baseline over one week

  2. Daily Pain Diary [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
    10cm visual analogue scale (VAS) - Change in aggregated median/maximum scores over one week

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. proNT-BNP [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
  2. 6 minute walk [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
  3. Lidocaine level [ Time Frame: 1 week ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • PAH
  • Treprostinil treatment for at least 3 months
  • Severe infusion site pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy/breastfeeding
  • Decompensated heart failure
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Abnormal electrolytes
  • Heart block (2/3 degree), sino-atrial block, idioventricular rhythm
  • Systolic systemic BP <90mmHg
  • Bradycardia HR <55
  • Adverse reaction to lidocaine or other amide local anesthestic
  • Interacting medications (anti-arrhythmics, CYP1A2 inhibitors)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01433328

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Canada, Quebec
Jewish General Hospital
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3T 1E2
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jewish General Hospital
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Principal Investigator: David Langleben, MD Chair, Cardiology Department

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Responsible Party: Dr David Langleben, Chair, Cardiology Department, Jewish General Hospital Identifier: NCT01433328    
Other Study ID Numbers: JGH-11-096
First Posted: September 13, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 5, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012
Keywords provided by Dr David Langleben, Jewish General Hospital:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Blockers
Sodium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antihypertensive Agents