Calcitonin Therapy on Incidence and Severity of Neuropathic Pain After Spinal Cord Injury

Drug
Pain
Online since 15 September 2023, updated 164 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling 50 individuals with acute spinal cord injuries (within 48 hours since injury) to test the effect of a drug (calcitonin) on neuropathic pain. Calcitonin, which reduces calcium levels in the body, has previously been shown to be effective in the management of acute pain following amputation, vertebral fractures and other neuropathic conditions. If included, participants will receive an injection under the skin of either: 1) calcitonin; or 2) placebo. The injections will be given every day for 2 weeks. Final pain assessments will be performed after 9 months.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≤ 48 null
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT take any anticonvulsants
    NOT already present with neuropathic pain

    What’s involved

    Type

    Drug

    Details

    There are no details yet

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Pain

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 May 2023
    • Organisation
    • Tanta University
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 May 2023
    • Organisation
    • Tanta University

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more