Title

Clinical Effects of Gelified Ethanol Application in Cervical Disc Hernia
Retrospective Evaluation of Treatment of Chronic Pain Related to Cervical Disc Hernia Using Chemonucleolysis Substance
  • Phase

    N/A
  • Study Type

    Observational
  • Status

    Unknown status
  • Indication/Condition

    Pain
  • Intervention/Treatment

    ethanol ...
  • Study Participants

    35
The aim of the study is to evaluate the clinical effects of Discogel® Radiopaque Gelified Ethanol as therapeutic substance for nucleolysis application in the patients with cervical disc hernia who had chronic pain and weakness on the neck, shoulders and arms.
This is a retrospective, single-center study that is going to be conducted from November 2013 to May 2016 on patients visiting the pain clinic of the hospital who were treated with DiscoGel® for cervical discogenic or radicular pain that did not resolve after the use of conventional therapy and ozone-oxygen therapy.

Data collected from medical record forms and electronic medical record system of the hospital were used in the retrospective analysis of medical data with regard to age, gender, complications.

A resident who has not involved in the study interviewed each patient by telephone on the follow up to collect the related information.
Study Started
Jun 30
2016
Primary Completion
May 31
2017
Anticipated
Study Completion
Jul 31
2017
Anticipated
Last Update
Jul 15
2016
Estimate

Drug Gelified Ethanol

Pain relief with chemonucleolysis by using gelified ethanol regard to age, sex, ASA score, and complications.

  • Other names: DiscoGel

Chemonucleolysis by Gelified Ethanol None

Patients visiting the pain clinic of the hospital who had cervical discogenic or radicular pain that did not resolve after the use of conventional therapy and ozone-oxygen therapy. Written informed consent was obtained from all participants.

Population

The study was conducted from November 2013 to May 2016 on patients visiting the pain clinic who had cervical diskogenic or radicular pain that did not resolve after the use of conventional therapy and ozone-oxygen therapy.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

continuous radicular pain radiating to the upper limb, with a duration ≥8 weeks and an intensity >4/10 as rated by the patient on a visual analog scale (VAS)
resistant to appropriate conservative treatment combining anti-inflammatory drugs and ozone-oxygen therapy, and confirmed by imaging with CT or MRI of a herniated disc putting pressure on a nerve root consistent with the clinical pain.

Exclusion Criteria:

history of surgery at the cervical spine, contraindication to percutaneous chemonucleolysis (coagulopathy or infection), imaging results that did not support the clinical results, the presence of a herniated disc excluded or calcified on imaging, possible interference with pain evaluation due to any medical condition or treatment, involvement of incomplete data collection
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