Prostaglandin F2alpha in a Human Headache Model

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Danish Headache Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01327118
First received: March 29, 2011
Last updated: April 13, 2011
Last verified: July 2010
  Purpose

The hypothesis of this study is that PGF2alpha does not induce headache or dilatation of brain vessels.


Condition Intervention
Headache
Drug: Prostaglandin F2alpha
Drug: Isoton sodium chloride

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Headache Inducing Characteristics and Possible Changes in Cerebral Blood Flow After Administration of Prostaglandin F2alpha

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Further study details as provided by Danish Headache Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Headache score on a 10-point verbal rating scale (VRS) 0 indicated no headache; 1 indicated a different sensation, pounding or throbbing, but not necessarily painful; 5 indicated moderate headache and 10 indicated worst imaginable headache [ Time Frame: 24 h. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    incidence of headache


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood flow velocity in the middle cerebral artery (VMCA) measured by a Transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography (2MHz) [ Time Frame: in-hospital 2 h. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    changes from base line recorded every 10th min. until time 90 min on day 1 and day 2. The infusion takes 25 min from time 0.

  • diameter of superficial temporal artery and radial artery measured by a high resolution ultrasound scanner, C-scan [ Time Frame: in-hospital 2 h. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    changes from base line recorded every 10th min. until time 90 min on day 1 and day 2. The infusion takes 25 min from time 0.

  • mean arterial blood pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR), end-tidal partial pressure of pCO2 (PetCO2), transcutaneous arterial oxygen saturation (SAT) measured by ProPac Encore® [ Time Frame: in-hospital 2 h. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    changes from base line recorded every 10th min. until time 90 min on day 1 and day 2. The infusion takes 25 min from time 0.

  • electrocardiography (ECG) [ Time Frame: in-hospital 2 h. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    changes from base line recorded every 10th min. until time 90 min on day 1 and day 2. The infusion takes 25 min from time 0.


Estimated Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: September 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Isoton sodium chloride Drug: Isoton sodium chloride
intravenous injection
Other Name: placebo
Active Comparator: Prostaglandin F2alpha Drug: Prostaglandin F2alpha
intravenous injection
Other Name: Dinoprost

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy volunteers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Primary Headache
  • Headache on the day of the investigation
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Pregnant/nursing
  • Daily intake of medication (except oral contraceptives)
  • Cardiovascular or central nervous system (CNS) disease
  • Drug/alcohol abuse
  • Psychiatric disease
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01327118

Locations
Denmark
Danish Headache Center
Glostrup, Denmark, 2600
Sponsors and Collaborators
Danish Headache Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Troels Wienecke, MD,PhD Danish Headache Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Danish Headache Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01327118     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DHC-PGF2-2010
Study First Received: March 29, 2011
Last Updated: April 13, 2011
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Medicines Agency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Headache
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Dinoprost
Dinoprost tromethamine
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses
Oxytocics

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