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Efficacy Study in Lumbosacral Radiculopathy

2014-08-27 03:14:12 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study will be a double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group study. After enrolment and initial assessments, subjects will receive 35 days of study medication. During this treatment period, they will be randomised to either oral GW856553 7.5mg BID or matching placebo in a 1:1 ratio. Sufficient numbers of subjects will be recruited to obtain 128 evaluable subjects.

Description

This is a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel group study. Subjects will undertake a screening period which may last up to approximately 3 weeks, followed by a baseline period of 1 week, a randomised treatment period of 5 weeks and a follow-up period of approximately 2 weeks.

This is a multi-centre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study in subjects who have at least moderate intensity of neuropathic pain resulting from lumbosacral radiculipathy. It will investigate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of GW856553.

Approximately 142 subjects will be randomised to ensure 128 evaluable subjects. Randomisation ratio will be 1:1 for placebo or GW856553 respectively. The dose of GW856553 will be 7.5 mg BID.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Lumbosacral Radiculopathy

Intervention

Placebo, GS856553

Location

GSK Investigational Site
Hoersholm
Baden-Wuerttemberg
Denmark
2970

Status

Recruiting

Source

GlaxoSmithKline

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:12-0400

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