Effect of Nortriptyline on Abdominal Pain/Discomfort and Quality of Life in Patients With Nonulcer Dyspepsia

This study has been terminated.
(Not enough participants - only 5 since the study started)
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fernando Castro, Cleveland Clinic Florida
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00547703
First received: October 19, 2007
Last updated: June 7, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
Results First Received: February 20, 2012  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Non Ulcer Dyspepsia
Interventions: Drug: Nortriptyline
Drug: Placebo

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Nortriptyline Patients in this group will receive Nortriptyline 25mg at night for 8 weeks.
Placebo Patients in this group will receive an identical placebo capsule at night for 8 weeks.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Nortriptyline     Placebo  
STARTED     4     1  
COMPLETED     3     1  
NOT COMPLETED     1     0  
Lost to Follow-up                 1                 0  



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Nortriptyline Patients in this group will receive Nortriptyline 25mg at night for 8 weeks.
Placebo Patients in this group will receive an identical placebo capsule at night for 8 weeks.
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
    Nortriptyline     Placebo     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  4     1     5  
Age  
[units: participants]
     
<=18 years     0     0     0  
Between 18 and 65 years     4     1     5  
>=65 years     0     0     0  
Age  
[units: years]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
  42  ± 4     43  ± 0     42  ± 4  
Gender  
[units: participants]
     
Female     1     1     2  
Male     3     0     3  
Region of Enrollment  
[units: participants]
     
United States     4     1     5  



  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Question on Whether Patient Has Had Adequate Relief of Abdominal Pain or Discomfort Reported by a Simple Yes or no Answer.   [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

2.  Secondary:   QOLRAD Questionaire for Patients With Upper Abdominal Symptoms   [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
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3.  Secondary:   Side Effects   [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
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  Limitations and Caveats
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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
We were unable to recruit an adequate number of patients to make any meaningful conclusion.


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Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Fernando Castro
Organization: Cleveland Clinic Florida
phone: 954-659-5646
e-mail: castrof@ccf.org


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Responsible Party: Fernando Castro, Cleveland Clinic Florida
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00547703     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB 8918
Study First Received: October 19, 2007
Results First Received: February 20, 2012
Last Updated: June 7, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board