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EMINEM: Efficacy of Muscoril In NEck Myofascial Syndromes

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: NCT00272532
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 6, 2006
Last Update Posted : February 20, 2008
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Brief Summary:

Study objective:

  • To demonstrate, in patients with myofascial pain syndrome in cervical region, the degree of efficacy of thiocolchicoside ointment administered to trigger point regions compared with the trigger point injection.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Myofascial Pain Syndromes Drug: Thiocolchicoside Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 65 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Efficacy of Topical Thiocolchicoside in Cervical Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Triple-Arm, Single-Blind, Randomized, Prospective, Phase IV Clinical Study
Study Start Date : April 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Fibromyalgia

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain relief (Visual Analog Scale and sensitometer) and increase in mobility of neck. Patient and physician satisfaction

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Submitted to clinic with a complaint of head and neck pain
  • Be diagnosed as having myofascial pain syndrome by determining the active trigger points in trapezius and/or interscapular region according to criteria of Simons and Travel
  • Have 1 to 8 active trigger point(s)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have evident cervical discopathy and signs of osteoarthritis
  • Have bleeding diathesis or using anticoagulant medication which hinders injection
  • Have known malignity, being used steroids, have immunodepressive disorders and/or being taken immunodepressive drugs
  • Be pregnant or have the possibility of being pregnant or not being used a regular contraceptive method
  • Have known allergic reaction against Thiocolchicoside

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00272532

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Istanbul, Turkey
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Edibe Taylan Sanofi
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00272532    
Other Study ID Numbers: L_9892
First Posted: January 6, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 20, 2008
Last Verified: February 2008
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Pathologic Processes
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases