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Pilot Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Mixture of Ketamine / Lidocaine Administered by Mesotherapy in the Management of Neuropathic Pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 (CRPS1). A Monocentric Randomized and Controlled Clinical Study

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Id: NCT04650074

Organisation Name: Hospices Civils de Lyon

Overal Status: Recruiting

Start Date: November 5, 2021

Last Update: May 24, 2022

Lead Sponsor: Hospices Civils de Lyon

Brief Summary: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome type 1 (CRPS1) is a disabling pain syndrome. Its definitive treatment has not been established and the results of current treatments are often unsatisfactory.

The prognosis is difficult to establish because the vast majority of CRPS regresses within a few weeks. However, some forms are hyperalgesic with a major chronic painful picture, very debilitating and responding poorly to treatments with possible permanent sequelae.

The management of CRPS remains difficult and unsatisfactory and is symptomatic, multidimensional and multidisciplinary involving medical, paramedical and socio-professional workers. The priority therapeutic objectives are analgesia, maintenance or gain of joint range and maintenance or restoration of motor functions. This treatment is not the subject of a consensus and its implementation is sometimes the responsibility of specialized centers such as "pain relief" centers or even Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (MPR) structures.

Previous studies using ketamine as a treatment for CRPS1 show encouraging results with a decrease in neuropathic pain. Ketamine is a low dose pain reliever. Ketamine has been studied as an adjuvant for the treatment of chronic pain, particularly neuropathic pain. The results suggest that ketamine decreases pain intensity and reduces opioid reliance when used as an adjunct to chronic and acute pain. Ketamine is believed to have a greater analgesic effect in patients with CRPS1 compared to other chronic pain syndromes. In these studies, ketamine was used intravenously, subcutaneously, orally, intranasally, or topically.

Mesotherapy allows microdose local treatment to be carried out limiting side effects, ensuring compliance and easy to implement. The injected solutions often contain a local anesthetic (procaine or lidocaine). It allows better local tolerance from the start of treatment. In addition, through its vasodilator effect on the microcirculation, it increases the effectiveness and tolerance of other injected products.

There are no studies using ketamine administrated by mesotherapy. Based on the scientific literature, there are good reasons to believe that this treatment could be effective on the neuropathic pain of CRPS1 and well tolerated.

  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1

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