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Pain Relief Investigation of Neuromodulation Therapy in an Adult Fibromyalgia Population

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00450905
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : March 22, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 6, 2008
McDougall Scientific Limited
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Fralex Therapeutics

Brief Summary:
This study is being performed to determine the safety and efficacy of Fralex Neuromodulation Therapy (F-NMT), delivered by the Fralex PRIMA device, in reducing chronic musculoskeletal pain associated with Fibromyalgia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Fibromyalgia Pain Device: PRIMA Device Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Evaluation of a Low-Frequency Investigational Device Employing Neuromodulation Therapy in Patients With Fibromyalgia
Study Start Date : March 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Fibromyalgia

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinically significant pain reduction, evidenced by a statistically significant difference between active and placebo groups in percentage of subjects who achieve a pain reduction of at least 30% at week 12 as compared to the Baseline.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Additional outcome measures will include mood alteration, sleep quality, improvement of physical functioning and relief medication usage by subjects in both groups.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of chronic musculoskeletal pain of at least six months duration secondary to FMS using American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria and with the minimum of 11 of 18 defined tender points, measured by dolorimeter at a threshold of up to 4 kg of pressure
  • Males and females, 18 years and older
  • Able to complete assessment index forms unaided by caregiver/interpreter
  • Pain score of 4 or greater on the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS), averaged from the Baseline Period scores recorded on the 7 days immediately prior to randomization
  • Demonstration of stabilized pain scores as measured on the NRS during the Baseline Period (Days -7 to -1)
  • Able to tolerate prohibition of all medications for pain, depression and sleep disorders except for acetaminophen (up to 4 g/day) and cardiac aspirin (up to 325 mg/day) demonstrated for the Stabilization and Baseline Periods prior to randomization
  • Able and willing to provide a written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unwilling or unable to sign an informed consent, or to comply with the protocol
  • Evidence of inflammatory rheumatic disease, secondary fibromyalgia, or other severe painful disorders that might confound assessment of FMS pain
  • Currently under treatment (pharmacological or cognitive therapy) for a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) or has demonstrated suicidal ideation in the past
  • History or current treatment of migraine, tension or cluster headache requiring regular medication
  • History or current treatment of seizure disorder
  • History or current treatment of cancer with the exception of basal cell carcinoma and cervical dysplasia
  • Cognitive dysfunction or personality disorder which would preclude self-directed treatment, self assessment and / or diary completion
  • Clinically significant or unstable medical or psychological conditions that, in the opinion of the investigator, would compromise participation
  • Hearing aids, metal implants (excludes dental work) above mid torso or in the cranium (e.g. plates, implants or clips). (Metal implants in parts of the body below mid-torso, such as knee or hips replacements, clips, screws or plates to stabilize fractures are acceptable)
  • Pacemakers, defibrillators, implanted neurostimulators, implanted drug pumps or other electrical implanted devices
  • Insufficient knowledge of English to complete the self-assessment forms
  • History of or current drug or alcohol abuse
  • History of abuse of a previous physician relationship or the medical system
  • Receiving disability insurance, applying for disability insurance, or engaged in litigation related to FMS
  • Use of an investigational drug or device in a controlled study within 30 days
  • Pregnancy (U.S. sites only)
  • Breastfeeding or intending to breastfeed (U.S. sites only)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00450905

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United States, California
Encinitas, California, United States, 92024
Garden Grove, California, United States, 92845
La Jolla, California, United States, 92037
Lancaster, California, United States, 93534
Murrieta, California, United States, 92563
Palmdale, California, United States, 93550
United States, Florida
Gainsville, Florida, United States, 32610
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, 33409
Winter Park, Florida, United States, 32789
United States, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40503
United States, Minnesota
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
United States, New York
New York, New York, United States, 10003
Rochester, New York, United States, 14642-8604
United States, North Carolina
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27103
United States, Pennsylvania
Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States, 16602
United States, Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98104
Spokane, Washington, United States, 99216
Canada, Ontario
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3Z5
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 1A2
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M2N 6K7
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M9W 4L6
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fralex Therapeutics
McDougall Scientific Limited
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00450905    
Other Study ID Numbers: F06001
First Posted: March 22, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 6, 2008
Last Verified: February 2008
Keywords provided by Fralex Therapeutics:
Chronic musculoskeletal pain secondary to Fibromyalgia
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases