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Minocycline to Reduce Pain After Carpal Tunnel Release

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 31, 2014
Results First Posted : June 11, 2018
Last Update Posted : June 11, 2018
Stanford University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Catherine Curtin, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Brief Summary:

The investigators are looking at whether peri-operative minocycline will reduce the duration of pain after minor hand surgery: carpal tunnel release and trigger finger release.

The investigators' hypothesis is that minocycline will reduce post-operative pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Pain Post-operative Pain Drug: Minocycline Drug: placebo Phase 2

Detailed Description:

This is a double blinded randomized controlled trial. Patients are given 100mg of minocycline 2 hours prior to their procedure and then 100mg two times a day for 5 days. The subjects are then contacted daily to check their level of pain. The investigators' outcome of interest is time to pain resolution.

The investigators will perform a futility analysis to assess if a larger trial would be a reasonable next step after this pilot study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 131 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Trial of Minocycline for Pain After Carpal Tunnel and Trigger Release
Study Start Date : January 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: minocycline
perioperative minocycline for 5 days, starting 2 hours prior to surgery then 100mg BID
Drug: Minocycline
RCT blinded placebo trial
Other Name: Minocycline Hydrochloride

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Drug: placebo
RCT blinded placebo trial

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to Pain Resolution [ Time Frame: up to 365 days ]
    the time until patient answers no pain at surgical site for three consecutive days

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult, Veteran,

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Kidney failure, Liver failure, thrombocytopenia, ALS, SLE, Frailty, unable to understand survery

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02051296

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United States, California
Palo Alto VA
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94304
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Stanford University
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Principal Investigator: Catherine Curtin, MD Palo Alto Veterans Hsopital

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Responsible Party: Catherine Curtin, Staff Physician, VA Palo Alto Health Care System Identifier: NCT02051296     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RX000487
First Posted: January 31, 2014    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: June 11, 2018
Last Update Posted: June 11, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Chronic Pain
Pain, Postoperative
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Median Neuropathy
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Sprains and Strains
Wounds and Injuries
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents