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SSNB in Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain (SSNB)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 12, 2008
Last Update Posted : November 18, 2009
Information provided by:
Chulalongkorn University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare suprascapular nerve block with therapeutic ultrasound in stroke patients who have shoulder pain in weak side.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Shoulder Pain Stroke Drug: 1% xylocaine Other: ultrasound Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Shoulder pain is a common complication after a cerebrovascular accident.Hemiplegic shoulder pain has been shown to affect stroke outcome in a negative way.It interferes with recovery after stroke:it can cause distress and reduced activities and can markedly hinder rehabilitation.Suprascapular nerve block has been shown to be effective as an analgesic for different indications such as shoulder capsulitis.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of this technique conjunction with a rehabilitation program to reduce shoulder pain in hemiplegic patients.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Suprascapular Nerve Block in Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain.
Study Start Date : August 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A
Suprascapular nerve block
Drug: 1% xylocaine
10 cc. of 1%xylocaine, once a week
Other Name: suprascapular nerve block

Experimental: B
therapeutic ultrasound
Other: ultrasound
ultrasound at shoulder area about 10 mins.
Other Name: therapeutic ultrasound

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. VAS score of pain [ Time Frame: 4 weeks after intervention ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Range of motion of the shoulder joint [ Time Frame: 4 weeks after intervention ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Stroke patients who develope shoulder pain at weak limb.
  • Good conscious and able to access pain score.
  • No history of drug reaction with xylocaine
  • No history of fracture,tumor or blood tendency.
  • Willing to enrolled to study and signs inform consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who do not meet the inclusion criteria.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00732589

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Department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Faculty of medicien, Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chulalongkorn University
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Principal Investigator: Jariya Boonhong, physiatist Unaffiliation
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Responsible Party: Jariya Boonhong/ Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Chulalongkorn University Identifier: NCT00732589    
Other Study ID Numbers: Chulalongkorn University
First Posted: August 12, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2009
Last Verified: August 2008
Keywords provided by Chulalongkorn University:
suprascapular nerve block
shoulder pain
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Shoulder Pain
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Blockers
Sodium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action