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Decompressive Cervical Surgery and Hypertension

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified September 2016 by Hong Liu, Peking University First Hospital
Peking University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hong Liu, Peking University First Hospital Identifier:
First received: December 15, 2013
Last updated: September 29, 2016
Last verified: September 2016
There is a relationship between CSM and hypertension, probably a cause/effect relationship, and investigators term this type of hypertension "cervicogenic hypertension". Abnormally functioning serotonergic pacemaker cells in the dorsal raphe nucleus inappropriately activate and inhibit parts of the central and autonomic nervous systems as part of a chronic stress response, which causes hypertension and migraine. This theory is now being expanded to encompass both CSM and essential hypertension, the idea being that these two conditions are intimately related.

Condition Intervention
Myelopathy, Compressive
Procedure: decompressive cervical surgery

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Decompressive Cervical Surgery for Antihypertensive Effect in Patients With Cervical Spondylosis and Hypertension-A Cohort Study

Further study details as provided by Hong Liu, Peking University First Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in the systolic blood pressure(SBP) measured by 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring(ABPM) on 1st month and 3th month post-operation. [ Time Frame: twice ABPM prior to operation and 1st month, 3th month post-operation. ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: January 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
To make decompressive cervical surgery, either anterior cervical discectomy and fusion or posterior laminoplasty on the patients suffering from cervical spondylotic myelopathy and hypertension.
Procedure: decompressive cervical surgery
To make decompressive cervical surgery, either anterior cervical discectomy and fusion or posterior laminoplasty on the patients suffering from cervical spondylotic myelopathy and hypertension.
Other Names:
  • anterior cervical discectomy fusion
  • posterior laminoplasty

Detailed Description:
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and hypertension are both very common diseases in the general population.Investigators have also observed previously hypertensive patients with CSM become normotensive following decompressive cervical surgery and no longer need antihypertensive medications. Both observations are difficult to explain according to current theories of the two diseases.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 84 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients at our Spine Center suffering signs and symptoms of cervical myelopathy and with evidence of radiographic cervical cord compression with hypertension.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Established diagnosis of cervical spondylosis myelopathy
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Office-measured systolic BP≧140mmHg
  • Ability to adhere to study protocol
  • Have signed an approved informed consent form for participation in this study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have hypertension secondary to a treatable cause
  • Have prior cervical spine surgery
  • Are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy during the 3-month follow-up period
  • People deny to join the study
  • Are unable to comply with protocol requirements
  • Are unlikely to survive the protocol follow-up period
  • Are enrolled in another concurrent clinical trial
  • Visual Analogue Scale≥4
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02016768

Contact: Shijun Wang, Doctor 86-10-83572642
Contact: Lei Yue, Bachlor 86-18217022500

China, Beijing
Hong LIu Recruiting
Beijing, Beijing, China, 100433
Contact: Shijun Wang, Doctor    86-01083572642   
Contact: Lei Yue, Bachlor    86-18217022500   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Peking University First Hospital
Peking University
Principal Investigator: Hong Liu, Master Peking Unversity First Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Hong Liu, Dr., Peking University First Hospital Identifier: NCT02016768     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PUCRP201304
Study First Received: December 15, 2013
Last Updated: September 29, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spinal Cord Diseases
Spinal Cord Compression
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Spinal Cord Injuries
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on May 25, 2017