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Spinal Cord Stimulation in Patients With Post-Laminectomy Syndrome in Testing Phase

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03702010
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 10, 2018
Last Update Posted : December 28, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Salamanca
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fundación Instituto de Estudios de Ciencias de la Salud de Castilla y León

Brief Summary:

Traditionally, pain relief through spinal cord stimulation has been associated with the appearance of paresthesia in the affected area. Several parameters are set to maximize the overexposure zone, such as frequency,and pulse width. Although this technique has improved pain in many patients, paresthesia itself can be uncomfortable. Traditionally, the occurrence of paresthesias has been considered to be a predictor of success in pain elimination, while the non-occurrence of paresthesias would indicate failure. So far, few studies have reported pain relief below the threshold of onset of paresthesia. Some clinical trials for pathologies other than the one considered in this study have achieved relief below the threshold by reducing the amplitude of the stimulus. Recently, however, it has been observed in a pilot study that, by increasing the frequency of spinal cord stimulation to 1 kilohertz, it is possible to significantly improve pain relief compared to less frequent conventional stimulation based on the occurrence of paresthesias.

A recent review by the Cochrane Library concluded that conventional spinal cord stimulation for pain relief of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (or FBSS) requires further clinical studies and better designs to demonstrate its superiority over other therapeutic options. Therefore, although spinal cord stimulation is accepted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), new techniques are being introduced that offer better results in terms of pain relief. Among these techniques, there is the high frequency mode, which allows avoiding the annoying sensation of paresthesia that substitutes pain with the conventional technique. In order to provide greater rigour and scientific quality, the present study is proposed, in which the conventional spinal cord stimulation (CME) technique (control branch or CME) is compared with paresthesias and a standard frequency (60 hertz) with a high frequency (1000 hertz) EVOLVE system (Evolve workflow - standardized guidance to simplify the trial and implant experience and optimize patient outcomes) (experimental branch or EME) by means of a design with a high degree of scientific evidence, randomising the global sample of patients to each of the two branches of stimulation in the study (blind to the patient) and crossing the branches after a period of washing


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Laminectomy Post-laminectomy Syndrome Spinal Cord Syndrome Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Device: spinal cord stimulation conventional Device: spinal cord stimulation experimental Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 24 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Single-blind, multicenter, crossover
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Randomized, Single-blind, Multicenter, Crossover, Controlled Clinical Trial to Compare Difference on the Visual Analogue Scale With Two Modes of Spinal Cord Stimulation in Patients With Post-Laminectomy Syndrome in Testing Phase
Actual Study Start Date : November 20, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 1, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 1, 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: CME branch
In this study, the conventional spinal cord stimulation method (control Branch-CME branch)
Device: spinal cord stimulation conventional
If the patient has been assigned to the branch of the CME control group, after mapping the search for the pain zone, the neurostimulator is programmed to conventional stimulation.
Other Name: CME

Experimental: EME branch
In this study, the experimental spinal cord stimulation method are used in the same patient with the EVOLVE programming guide (EME branch)
Device: spinal cord stimulation experimental
If the patient has been randomized to the branch of the EME experimental group, after a mapping of the search for the pain zone, a 90% subthreshold stimulation is programmed.
Other Name: EME




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Comparing Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) [ Time Frame: Forty days after baseline ]

    Visual analogue scale (VAS) at the end of each test phase(either with conventional spinal cord stimulation or with EVOLVE). VAS consists of a 10 centimeter (cm) line, whose ends are defined as the extreme limits of pain (left end corresponds with the absence of pain and the right end with the maximum amount of pain).

    The patient is asked to point out in the line the place that better correspond to his/her pain.



Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Decrease in VAS more than 50 percentage (%) [ Time Frame: Five days after baseline ]
    Number of patients of each arm with a decrease of 50 percentage (%) or more in VAS scale between the values before and after the phase test

  2. Evaluation disability [ Time Frame: From five days after baseline until twelve days after baseline ]

    Oswestry Disability Index of the patients: it is a questionnaire consisting of 10 questions with 6 possible answers each. Every answer gives a punctuation from 0 (less disability) to 5 (more disability).

    This scale is expressed in percentage in which 0 percentage (%) would the least disability and 100 percentage (%) would represent the maximum disability


  3. Number of adverse events in each arm [ Time Frame: From baseline through forty days later ]
    Number of adverse events in each group. Considering as an adverse event those that result in death, or in severe harm to patient's health (lesion that threatens life, permanent harm on an organ or corporal function, or process that needs a medical or surgical intervention to avoid a permanent harm)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients over 18 years of age.
  • Patients with FBSS syndrome with leg pain or leg and back pain.
  • Get a score on the VAS ≥ 7.
  • Have received medical pharmacological treatment for at least 6 months after back surgery.
  • The patient has signed the informed consent form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients under 18 years of age.
  • Patients who require a diathermic energy source (microwave, ultrasound or short wave).
  • Patients with a pacemaker.
  • Patients carrying a defibrillator.
  • Patient with a cochlear implant.
  • Patients with other active implanted devices.
  • Patients who are scheduled to have any of the following procedures during the study period: an MRI, defibrillation or cardioversion, electrocautery, lithotripsy, radiofrequency or microwave ablation, and any other high-frequency ultrasound procedure,
  • Women of childbearing age who do not use adequate contraception.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Participation in another trial.
  • Patients who have expressed a desire not to participate in the study and have not formed informed consent.
  • Patients with a failed spinal cord stimulation implant previously

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03702010


Contacts
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Contact: Francisco J Sánchez-Montero, MD +34 923291100 ext pending fjsmontero@saludcastillayleon.es
Contact: Mario L Vaquero-Roncero, Md +34 923291100 ext pending lmvaquero@saludcastillayleon.es

Locations
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Spain
Hospital San Pedro de Logroño Not yet recruiting
Logroño, La Rioja, Spain, 26006
Contact: Jose-Antonio Sáenz-López, MD    +34 941 298000 ext pending      
Principal Investigator: Jose-Antonio Sáenz-López, MD         
Complejo Asistencial Universitario de Salamanca Recruiting
Salamanca, Spain, 37007
Contact: Francisco J Sánchez-Montero, MD    +34 923291100 ext pending    fjsmontero@saludcastillayleon.es   
Contact       lmvaquero@saludcastillayleon.es   
Principal Investigator: Mario L Vaquero-Roncero, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fundación Instituto de Estudios de Ciencias de la Salud de Castilla y León
Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Salamanca
Investigators
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Study Director: Francisco J Sánchez-Montero, MD IBSAL-Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Salamanca

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Responsible Party: Fundación Instituto de Estudios de Ciencias de la Salud de Castilla y León
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03702010     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EST-MED-2018-01
E.C.P.S. 18/1398 ( Other Identifier: IBSAL (INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIÓN BIOMÉDICA DE SALAMANCA) )
First Posted: October 10, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 28, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Fundación Instituto de Estudios de Ciencias de la Salud de Castilla y León:
Spinal cord stimulation
Back surgery
Chronic pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Syndrome
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Postoperative Complications
Spinal Diseases
Disease
Pathologic Processes
Back Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases