Spinal and Supra-Spinal Pain Mechanisms in Patients With Fibromyalgia
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03464292|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : March 14, 2018
Last Update Posted : March 14, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Fibromyalgia Pain||Drug: Capsaicin Cream 8% Other: Vehicle Cream||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||70 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||This parallel study will be age & sex matched, randomized and placebo controlled . Only the outcome assessor but not the subjects will be blinded to the study intervention|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Masking Description:||Identically looking placebo will be used. The outcome assessor will not be aware which study drug was applied to the subjects|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Spinal and Supra-Spinal Pain Mechanisms in Patients With Fibromyalgia|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||April 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||May 2019|
Placebo Comparator: Vehicle Cream
Control cream will be the same topical solution but will not contain capsaicin. The cream will applied to the hand for 30 - 60 min. Patients will be instructed to not touch or wash their hands during the course of the study to minimize spreading of the cream to other areas of the body. Subsequently, the cream will be immediately removed.
Other: Vehicle Cream
Control cream will be the same topical solution but will not contain capsaicin.
Active Comparator: Capsaicin Cream 8%
8% Capsaicin topical cream. The cream will applied to the hand for 30 - 60 min. Patients will be instructed to not touch or wash their hands during the course of the study to minimize spreading of the cream to other areas of the body. Subsequently, the cream will be immediately removed.
Drug: Capsaicin Cream 8%
0.1 ml of 8% capsaicin topical cream
- Progression of Temporal Summation of Second Pain [ Time Frame: 2 hr ]A Peltier device (Pathway, Medoc) will be used to tap the skin surface with a 3 cm x 3 cm probe. The Peltier device will be used to provide very brief, repetitive, thermal stimuli (for approx. 1s) to the skin using computer controlled temperatures. Heat stimuli at intervals of 2.5 sec produce sensations of increasing pain (temporal summation), depending on the number of stimuli presented. The late sensations of warmth are delayed in onset by approximately 1.5 sec after the probe touches the skin, because the sensation depends upon stimulation of slowly conducting unmyelinated peripheral afferents.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03464292
|Contact: Melyssa Godfreyemail@example.com|
|United States, Florida|
|University of Florida||Not yet recruiting|
|Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610|
|Principal Investigator:||Roland Staud, MD||University of Florida|