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Low- Dose Propofol Infusion as an Abortive Treatment for Migraine Headaches in Pediatric Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02485418
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 30, 2015
Last Update Posted : October 27, 2016
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

Propofol has been used in adult populations to treat migraines as an abortive agent. Investigators plan to investigate its efficacy as an abortive agent in the pediatric population when administered as a safe low-dose infusion. Goals of the study are to:

  1. Evaluate efficacy of low-dose propofol infusion as an abortive agent in pediatric migraine headaches
  2. Evaluate effective and safe dosing limits in pediatric populations
  3. Evaluate duration of effect reached from a low-dose propofol infusion as an abortive agent

Endpoints for the study will be:

  1. Number of enrolled patients
  2. Safety endpoints reached, including: cardiopulmonary depression, excessive somnolence Risks of the study are minimal due to the use of sub-anesthetic dosing of propofol under the guidance and supervision of a board certified pediatric anesthesiologist with the appropriate monitoring equipment and readily available emergency equipment. Investigators hope to demonstrate more rapid improvement and decreased side-effect as compared to standard care.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Migraine Headache Drug: Propofol

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Low- Dose Propofol Infusion as an Abortive Treatment for Migraine Headaches in Pediatric Patients
Study Start Date : June 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2017

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Headache Migraine
Drug Information available for: Propofol
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Propofol infusion

All subjects will be treated with an intravenous propofol infusion at the following escalating rate schedule:

20 mcg/kg/min for 20 minutes, followed by an increase to 30 mcg/kg/min for 20 minutes and then by an increase to 40 mcg/kg/min for 20 minutes

Drug: Propofol
Intravenous propofol infusion at 20 mcg/kg/min for 20 minutes, followed by an increase to 30 mcg/kg/min for 20 minutes and then by an increase to 40 mcg/kg/min for 20 minutes.


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvement in Headache Pain Score [ Time Frame: Duration of propofol infusion (between 5 and 60 minutes) ]
    Reduction in pain score on 0-10 Numeric Pain Rating Scale. Subjects assessed at 5 minute intervals for the duration of the infusion


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Duration of analgesia [ Time Frame: Assessments at 10 minute intervals from the start of infusion while on site, and at 24 and 48 hours after discharge, up to 72 hours. ]
    For subjects who experience improvement in pain score or who report resolution from headache symptoms, duration of analgesia up to 48 hours after treatment,characterized by NPRS Pain scores.

  2. Total propofol dose [ Time Frame: 60 minutes ]
    Total dose of propofol administered (mg/kg)


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a diagnosis of migraine headache per ICHD - 3 (International Classification of Headache Disorders)
  • The subjects will have a history of migraine headaches with a presentation consistent with presentations of their headaches in the past with no indication for further investigation for secondary causes of his/her headache
  • Documented pain score greater than or equal to 6 on a 0-10 Numeric Pain Rating Scale
  • Current migraine has a greater than 24 hours duration with a current pain score of 6 or greater on a 0-10 Numeric Pain Rating Scale
  • Subjects will be scheduled for DHE infusion therapy for treatment of migraines per standard medical care
  • Patients age 7-18 years old
  • Gender: both male and female
  • Appropriate fasting interval as per ASA guidelines

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No long acting triptan therapy within 24 hours
  • No shorter acting triptan therapy within 6 hours
  • No ergot alkaloid derivatives within the last 24 hours
  • No opioid within 2 hours
  • No NSAID or acetaminophen within 1 hour of infusion
  • Use of sedative medications within 6 hours of infusion, including opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates
  • Headache not consistent with subject's headache history needing further work-up
  • Headache duration less than 24 hours
  • Subjects in which an intravenous line could not be secured
  • Subjects with history of significant reflux or hiatal hernia
  • Subjects with history of significant cardio pulmonary disorders
  • Patient not fasting as per ASA guidelines
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02485418


Locations
United States, Texas
Children's Health Children's Medical Center Dallas Recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75235
Contact: Roxana Ploski    214-456-8559    roxana.ploski@utsouthwestern.edu   
Principal Investigator: Deryk Walsh, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
More Information

Responsible Party: Deryk Walsh, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02485418     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Propofol2014
First Posted: June 30, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 27, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Migraine Disorders
Headache
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Propofol
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anesthetics, Intravenous
Anesthetics, General
Anesthetics