Measurement of Substance P in Saliva of Low Back Pain Patients
The purpose of this study is to compare the levels of Substance P in saliva, in patients with severe chronic low back pain and in subjects without it. In addition, to explore a possible cutoff point, in order to define normal and pathological levels of Substance P in saliva. The ultimate objective would be to design a measurement method for use in routine clinical practice.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Study of the Measurement of Substance P in the Saliva of Patients With Low Back Pain|
- Levels of Substance P in the saliva [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Other: The taking of a saliva sample from each subject.
|Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, 07012|
|Study Director:||Francisco M Kovacs, MD, PhD||Kovacs Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, 07012, Spain|
|Principal Investigator:||Mario Gestoso, MD||Kovacs Foundation,Palma de Mallorca, Spain|