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Recurrent Crying Spells in Cerebral Palsy (RCSCPSQ)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01955655
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 7, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 8, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr.Nagabhushana Rao Potharaju, Sathbhavana Brain Clinic

Brief Summary:
This is a study of recurrent crying spells in Spastic Cerebral Palsy patients and their treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Recurrent Crying Spells Drug: Baclofen Other: Placebo Phase 4

Detailed Description:
This is the first study of recurrent crying spells in Cerebral Palsy with Spastic quadriparesis depicting the diagnostic criteria and treatment.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 70 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Recurrent Crying Spells in Cerebral Palsy With Spastic Quadriparesis - A Crossover Study
Study Start Date : December 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2013

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Drug Information available for: Baclofen

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Baclofen
The starting dose was 0.75 mg/kg in four divided doses daily and was cautiously increased at three-day intervals until crying subsided or symptoms of over dosage or side effects appeared. The usual maximum dose was two mg/kg in four divided doses daily.
Drug: Baclofen
Since the therapeutic window of Baclofen is narrow, the lowest dose compatible with an optimal response was used.

Placebo Comparator: placebo
Placebo contained fructose powder in equal quantity in packets mimicking those of Baclofen.
Other: Placebo
Other Name: Fructose powder.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline cry duration in seconds over a 10-day period while on placebo. [ Time Frame: 11th to 20th day and 51st day to 60th day ]
    Cry duration in seconds over a 10-day period while on placebo was compared to that of Baclofen.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Recurrent Crying Spells in Cerebral Palsy with Spastic Quadriparesis.
  • Age range 0-12 years.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Crying due to known causes (like hunger, sleep, food intolerance etc.),
  • Crying that responded to routine management (changes in food or feeding techniques, anticolic, analgesics),
  • Fever of ≥100.4ºF (38ºC),
  • The infant refuses to eat or drink for more than a few hours, vomits excessively, has bloody stools, or has a change in behavior (lethargy or decreased responsiveness).
  • Colic
  • Worst ever crying occurring for the first time
  • Respiratory, renal and hepatic diseases,
  • Progressive encephalopathies,
  • Received Baclofen in the previous 30 days

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01955655


Locations
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India
Sathbhavana Brain Clinic
Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, 500025
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sathbhavana Brain Clinic
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Nagabhushana Rao Potharaju, BScDCHMDDM Sathbhavana Brain Clinic, Secunderabad, India

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Responsible Party: Dr.Nagabhushana Rao Potharaju, Principal Investigator, Sathbhavana Brain Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01955655     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RCSCPSQ
First Posted: October 7, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 8, 2013
Last Verified: October 2013

Keywords provided by Dr.Nagabhushana Rao Potharaju, Sathbhavana Brain Clinic:
Baclofen
cerebral palsy
colic
crying infant
recurrent crying spells
spasticity
therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cerebral Palsy
Brain Damage, Chronic
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases