Hyperalgesia and Pain
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01581450|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 20, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 20, 2012
Evaluation of the effects of 35%/15%/50% N2O/N2/O2 mixtures on the area of hyperalgesia induced by remifentanil in the CCES (Continuous Cutaneous Electrical Stimulation) model in 20 healthy volunteers.
The duration of participation for each volunteer is expected to be around 9 weeks with the performance of 4 experimental session 2 weeks apart.
The selection visit will last half a day; each experimental session will last half a day; the study end will last 2 hours maximum.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Hyperalgesia||Drug: Nitrous Oxide||Phase 1|
Single site, exploratory, comparative, double-blind, randomised, cross-over study. Three physicians will be involved in the conduct of this study:
- Physician 1 will include and randomise the subjects, prepare and administer the study products (namely Investigational Medicinal Products (IMPs)) in an open manner and will assess subject safety.
- Physician 2, kept IMP blinded, will perform all evaluation measurements and sedation assessments during all experimental sessions. Physician 2 will always be the same person throughout the whole study period.
- Physician 3 will be available if needed to reinforce subject safety
Design: A group of 20 assessable subjects who will undergo 4 randomised experimental sessions of CCES on 4 separate study days, 2 weeks apart preceded by a 2 week period between selection and first experimental session and followed by a 1 week period between last experimental session and study end.
After the selection visit, each visit corresponds to one of the 4 experimental sessions named A, B, C, D differing by the gas mixture inhaled and the intravenous medicine administered.
The order of these experimental sessions A, B, C, D, will be assigned according to a pre-established list that the investigator will not know.
Each experimental session includes a set-up-phase followed by an evaluation phase.
The set up phase will last 20 mn during each an electrical stimulation will generate a spontaneous pain: every 2 minutes the electrical stimulation will increase and the subject will be asked to rate the pain on a visual scale from 0 to 100. When a stable levels of pain intensity will be reached, the regimen of the electrical stimulation will be kept constant up to the end of the experimental session.
The Evaluation phase will last 160 mn : the electrical stimulation will be constant during 160 mn as detailed above. During this phase the subject will inhale a gas mixture with a face mask during 60 minutes combined with an intravenous administration of medicine during 30 mn starting at the same time.
Every 5 minutes the subject will be asked to rate the pain and at predefined times the spontaneous pain and the area of allodynia and hyperalgesia will be measured and recorded as well as safety parameters (transcutaneous oxygen saturation, respiratory parameters, sedation score, blood pressure and heart rate).
The 4 experimental sessions named A, B, C, D differ by the gas mixture inhaled and the intravenous medicine administered.
For the placebo session, inhaled gas mixture will be 50%/50% N2/O2 and intravenous administration will be an isotonic saline solution.
For the three other sessions, inhaled gas mixture will differ from a session to the other one (35%/15%/50% N2O/N2/O2 or 50%/50% N2/O2 or 50%/50% N2O/O2), and remifentanil will be administered intravenously at each of these sessions.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||20 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Investigator)|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of Antihyperalgesic and Analgesic Effects of 35% Nitrous Oxide in a Human Model of Electrically Evoked Hyperalgesia and Pain|
|Study Start Date :||January 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2012|
Experimental: Tested drug
Remifentanil at 0.1 µg/kg/min Tested drug (N2O 35%): 35%/15%/50% N2O/N2/O2
Drug: Nitrous Oxide
Active Comparator: Gas Active control
Remifentanil at 0.1 µg/kg/min Gas active control (N2O 50%):50%/50% N2O/O2
Drug: Nitrous Oxide
Other Name: Kalinox
- Hyperalgesia [ Time Frame: at T0, T10, T25, T40, T55, T70, T95, T110, T125, T140 and T155 minutes at each experimental session which will last half day ]- Hyperalgesia will be assessed by using a metal rod,(in unit cm).
- transcutaneous oxygen saturation [ Time Frame: From T0 to T160 minutes, at 5 minute intervals at each experimental session which will last half day ]By monitoring pulse oximetry device
- respiration rate [ Time Frame: From T0 to T160 minutes, at 5 minute intervals at each experimental session which will last half day ]Respiration rate
- systolic and diastolic blood pressures [ Time Frame: From T0 to T160 minutes, at 5 minute intervals at each experimental session which will last half day ]systolic and diastolic blood pressures
- Heart rate [ Time Frame: From T0 to T160 minutes, at 5 minute intervals at each experimental session which will last half day ]Measured by cardioscope
- sedation score [ Time Frame: From T0 to T160 minutes, at 5 minute intervals at each experimental session which will last half day ]sedation score
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01581450
|University of Erlangen - Nürnberg|
|Erlangen, Germany, 91054|
|University of Erlangen - Nürnberg|
|Principal Investigator:||Andreas WEHRFRITZ, MD||University of Erlangen-Nürnberg - Germany|