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Decompressive Cervical Surgery and Hypertension

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2016 by Hong Liu, Peking University First Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 20, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 3, 2016
Peking University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hong Liu, Peking University First Hospital

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Myelopathy, Compressive Hypertension Procedure: decompressive cervical surgery

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.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Decompressive Cervical Surgery for Antihypertensive Effect in Patients With Cervical Spondylosis and Hypertension-A Cohort Study
Study Start Date : January 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2016

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
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

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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. ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 84 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02016768

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

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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
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Principal Investigator: Hong Liu, Master Peking Unversity First Hospital

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Hong Liu, Dr., Peking University First Hospital Identifier: NCT02016768     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PUCRP201304
First Posted: December 20, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 3, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Spinal Cord Diseases
Spinal Cord Compression
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Spinal Cord Injuries
Wounds and Injuries