Ketamine for Acute Migraine in the Emergency Department
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02697071|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 3, 2016
Results First Posted : February 25, 2021
Last Update Posted : March 26, 2021
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Headache||Drug: Ketamine Drug: Normal Saline||Not Applicable|
The investigators propose enrollment of patients upon or shortly after presentation to the emergency department for treatment with ketamine or placebo. 30 minutes after study drug is administered, patients will have the option to request rescue medication which will be ordered by the treating physician according to standard emergency department protocol. Pain scores will be documented using the Numerical rating scale (NRS-11), 4-Point Pain Intensity Categorical Scale, and 4-Point Functional Disability Scale at 0 minutes, 30 minutes, and 60 minutes post treatment. Follow-up telephone calls will be made 72-120 hours after treatment to assess the incidence of recurrence of head pain and patient satisfaction with the treatment.
Subjects eligible for this study must present to the emergency department with a chief complaint of primary headache that is determined non-emergent by the treating physician.
Upon block randomization, each subject will receive an intravenous dose of 0.2 mg/kg, with a maximum dose of 30mg, of ketamine or an equivalent volume of saline. After 30 minutes patients will be asked if they need rescue medication, and the treating physician will administer rescue treatment, if requested.
The research hypotheses include:
- The proportion of patients achieving significant pain reduction at 30 minutes will be higher in the ketamine treatment group compared to the placebo group.
- The proportion of patients experiencing pain response, defined as <50% reduction in the visual analog score compare to the baseline and a reduction of the 4-Point Pain Intensity Categorical Scale to a 1 or 0, will be higher for patients receiving ketamine compared to those receiving the placebo.
- Patients treated with ketamine for headache will experience lower recurrence rates within 24 hours
- Ketamine will demonstrate an adequate safety profile.
The last two questions will be exploratory and not included in the power analysis.
It is expected that ketamine will demonstrate a satisfactory safety profile with limited side effects. The proportion of patients attaining pain response is expected to be higher in the ketamine treatment group compared to placebo. It is also expected that patients treated with ketamine alone will be less likely to experience a recurring headache within 72 hours of treatment than those treated with placebo and rescue medication.
The primary outcome will be achievement of pain response at 30 minutes after ketamine dose. Achievement of pain response will be defined as reduction in baseline pain score by at least 50% on the NRS scale. Secondary outcomes will include attainment of pain-free state, patient headache relief, recurrence of headache, recovery of functional disability, and need for rescue medication.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||34 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)|
|Official Title:||A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Sub-Dissociative Ketamine for Treatment of Acute Migraine-Type Headache in the Emergency Department|
|Study Start Date :||February 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 2017|
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Control
Patients will receive an equivalent volume of normal saline intravenously.
Drug: Normal Saline
Patients will receive normal saline intravenously, pain scores will be collected after 30 minutes. At that time rescue medication will also be offered. Pain scores will continued to be recorded until 60 minutes have passed since drug administration.
Patients will receive 0.2mg/kg ketamine intravenously over one minute.
Patients in this arm will receive 0.2mg/kg ketamine intravenously, pain scores will be collected after 30 minutes. At that time rescue medication will also be offered. Pain scores will continued to be recorded until 60 minutes have passed since drug administration.
- Achievement of Pain Response After Ketamine Dose. [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]NRS (National rating scale) pain score change from baseline following ketamine dose. Minimum score is 0, maximum score is 10, and higher scores mean worse pain.
- Categorical Pain Score Change From Baseline [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]change in baseline categorical pain score at 30 minutes (categorical pain intensity score from 0 to 3 where 0="no headache" and 3="severe headache")
- Functional Disability Score Change From Baseline [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]change in functional disability from baseline at 30 minutes (functional disability score from 0 to 3 where 0="no disruption of daily activities" and 3="performance of daily activities is severely impaired")
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02697071
|United States, Virginia|
|Carilion Roanoke Memorial Emergency Department|
|Roanoke, Virginia, United States, 24014|
|Principal Investigator:||Corey Corey, MD||Carilion Clinic|