Safety and Efficacy Study of Hydromorphone HCl by Intrathecal Administration Using a Programmable Implantable Pump

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2014 by Mallinckrodt
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First received: August 24, 2012
Last updated: November 18, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of hydromorphone hydrochloride by intrathecal administration using a programmable implantable pump.

Condition Intervention Phase
Management of Chronic Pain
Drug: Hydromorphone Hydrochloride
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Controlled, Two-Arm, Parallel Group, Randomized Withdrawal Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Delivered by Intrathecal Administration Using a Programmable Implantable Pump

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Further study details as provided by Mallinckrodt:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Superiority of intrathecal hydromorphone hydrochloride as compared to a control arm. [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The primary efficacy endpoint is the proportion of subjects who are treatment failures during the double-blind randomized withdrawal period. A subject who experiences an increase of 20 mm or more points on a 100 mm VASPI, based on a 3-day average, or who experiences intolerable pain that requires intervention, will be considered a treatment failure

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Functionality based on a Brief Pain Inventory [ Time Frame: 18 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Patients ability to function and perform tasks without significant pain based on the BPI scale.

Estimated Enrollment: 250
Study Start Date: February 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Active
Subjects on hydromorphone hydrochloride for the duration of therapy.
Drug: Hydromorphone Hydrochloride
Subjects who meet criteria for randomization, will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to either the active arm or control arm.
Other Names:
  • Hydromorphone
  • Opioid
Active Comparator: Titrated off therapy
Subjects on control
Drug: Hydromorphone Hydrochloride
Active Control Based on Dose Reduction

Detailed Description:

A Controlled, Two-Arm, Parallel Group, Randomized Withdrawal Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Delivered by Intrathecal Administration Using a Programmable Implantable Pump


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Subjects must meet all of the following criteria to be included:

  1. Subject must be at least 18 years of age and no more than 75 years old.
  2. Clinically diagnosed with chronic pain for at least a 6-month period.
  3. Subject is presently on intrathecal pain medication and has a SynchroMed II Implantable pump or meets clinical criteria for implantation of a SynchroMed II Implantable pump. Subjects who are naïve to intrathecal therapy, may be enrolled 2-weeks after pump implantation.
  4. Subject agrees to sign a Pain Treatment Agreement (Narcotic Contract) limiting narcotic prescriptions to the study physician.
  5. Subject must be cognitively intact and, in the opinion of the investigator, capable of participation in the trial.
  6. Female subjects of child-bearing potential must agree to use a medically acceptable and effective double-barrier method of birth control.
  7. Subjects with existing SynchroMed II Implantable pumps and are reasonably expected to benefit from intrathecal opioid therapy only.
  8. Subjects who are capable of receiving an MRI with or without contrast or CT mylogram, if required by the study protocol.
  9. Provides written Ethics Committee approved informed consent.
  10. Willing to comply with all study procedures and requirements..

Exclusion Criteria:

Subjects meeting any of the following criteria will be excluded:

  1. Women who are pregnant or are breast-feeding
  2. Subjects who have participated in an investigational drug or device trial within 4 weeks prior to enrollment.
  3. Subject has any known or suspected allergy to hydromorphone or to the materials of the infusion pump or intrathecal catheter.
  4. Subject is scheduled for a pump or catheter replacement within 6 months of their enrollment into the trial.
  5. Subject has a history of dependence and abuse of opioids, stimulants, alcohol, or benzodiazepines, as defined by DSM-IV criteria, within the past year (physical dependence on prescribed opioid analgesics is allowed but abuse of opioids according to DSM-IV is not permitted, i.e. opioid addiction for recreational use).
  6. Subjects who show signs of active systemic infection.
  7. Subjects with a metastatic cancer to the spinal canal or a known central nervous system contraindication to intrathecal therapy.
  8. Subject has a condition requiring diathermy procedures.
  9. Subject has a life expectancy of less than 12 months.
  10. Subject cannot independently comprehend and participate in the required assessments, including responding to the VASPI, SF-MPQ, COWS, SOWS, BPI and PGIC measurement tools.
  11. Subject is not considered to be medically or psychologically appropriate for pump implantation.
  12. Subjects who are unable or unwilling to return to all of the required follow-up visits.
  13. Subjects with active implanted devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, and cochlear implants or other medical device use, if in the opinion of the investigator the device would interfere with the ability to perform an MRI or CT myelogram.
  14. As a result of medical review and physical examination, the Investigator considers the subject unfit for the study.
  15. Pain located above the shoulders in the head or neck region (e.g. trigeminal neuralgia), central pain syndromes or any other condition in which it is judged to be unlikely that the subject would benefit from intrathecal administration of the drug product.
  16. Subjects who have previously been unresponsive to intrathecal hydromorphone therapy.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01709721

Contact: Lisa Sisk 314-354-3524

United States, Alabama
Alabama Pain Center Recruiting
Huntsville, Alabama, United States, 35801
Contact: Leah Pinkerton, BSN, RN    256-882-2003 ext 1300   
Principal Investigator: K. Dean Willis, MD         
United States, Arizona
Center for Pain and Supportive Care Recruiting
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85028
Contact: Lisa Stearns, MD    480-889-0180   
Contact: Krisstin Hammond    480.516.0233      
Principal Investigator: Lisa Stearns, MD         
United States, California
Neurovations Recruiting
Napa, California, United States, 94558
Contact: Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA    707-252-9606   
Contact: Whitney Michiels    707-252-9606   
Principal Investigator: Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA         
United States, Florida
National Pain Research Institute, LLC Recruiting
Winter Park, Florida, United States, 32789
Contact: Cherian K Sajan, MD    407-622-5766   
Contact: Joan Cutillo    407-622-5766   
Principal Investigator: Cherian K Sajan, MD         
United States, Illinois
Advocate Healthcare Not yet recruiting
Normal, Illinois, United States, 61761
Contact: Ramsin Benyamin, MD         
Principal Investigator: Ramsin Benyamin, MD         
United States, Michigan
Pain Care Associates Recruiting
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States, 48302
Contact: Todd Lininger, MD    248-751-7246   
Contact: Kelli Bocan    248-751-7246 ext 421   
Principal Investigator: Todd Lininger, MD         
William Beaumont Hospital Recruiting
Royal Oak, Michigan, United States, 48073
Contact: Michael Sikorsky, DO   
Contact: Cynthia Turzewski, RN    248.898.1907   
Principal Investigator: Michael Sikorsky, DO         
United States, North Carolina
The Center for Clinical Research Recruiting
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27103
Contact: Richard Rauck, MD, FACP         
Principal Investigator: Richard L Rauck, MD         
United States, Ohio
Nagy Mekhail Recruiting
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Contact: Hani Yousef    216-636-1484   
Principal Investigator: Nagy Mekhail, MD         
United States, Pennsylvania
Moss Rehab Recruiting
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, United States, 19027
Contact: Michael Saulino, MD, PhD    215-663-6607   
Contact: Marianne Pedicone, RN, BA, CRRN    215-663-6112   
Principal Investigator: Michael Saulino, MD, PhD         
United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Recruiting
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
Contact: Marc Huntoon, MD    615-322-6033   
Contact: Donna Nelson, RN    615-343-9769   
Principal Investigator: Marc Huntoon, MD         
United States, Texas
Houston Pain Centers Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Contact: Allen Burton, MD    713-737-7246   
Contact: Erica N Butler    713-973-7246   
Principal Investigator: Allen Burton, MD         
United States, West Virginia
The Center for Pain Relief Tri-State Recruiting
Huntington, West Virginia, United States, 25702
Contact: David Caraway, MD, PhD    304-526-8384   
Contact: Kathy Clagg, RN    304 526-8384   
Principal Investigator: David Caraway, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Richard L Rauck, MD The Center for Clinical Research
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Responsible Party: Mallinckrodt Identifier: NCT01709721     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CNS-HYD201US
Study First Received: August 24, 2012
Last Updated: November 18, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Mallinckrodt:
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride
Pain Management
Non-narcotic analgesics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Pain
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on May 21, 2015