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Trial no.: PACTR201201000347595 Date registered: 2012/01/23
TRIAL DESCRIPTION
Public title Role of Magnesium infusion in back pain
Official scientific title The value of sequential intravenous and oral magnesium therapy in patients with chronic low back pain of neuropathic nature, Double blind, randomized study
Brief summary describing the background
and objectives of the trial
eighty patients with chronic low back pain with LANSS pain scale ¿12, receiving physical therapy program in the form of IFC and back muscles strengthening exercises was performed where forty patients received anticonvulsants, antidepressants and simple analgesics for 2 weeks (control group) the other forty patients received, in addition to group 1 treatment, intravenous magnesium infusion for two weeks, then infusion was stopped, and patients were given oral magnesium capsules for another four weeks (magnesium group).
Type of trial RCT
Acronym (If the trial has an acronym then please provide)
Disease(s) or condition(s) being studied
Purpose of the trial Treatment
Anticipated trial start date 2012-03-01
Actual trial start date
Anticipated date of last follow up 2012-07-01
Actual date of last follow up
Anticipated target sample size (number of participants) 80   
Actual target sample size (number of participants)   
Recruitment status Not yet recruiting
Secondary Ids Issuing authority/Trial register Links to Secondary ID

STUDY DESIGN
Intervention assignment Allocation to intervention If randomised, describe how the allocation sequence was generated Describe how the allocation sequence/code was concealed from the person
allocating the participants to the intervention arms
Masking If masking / blinding was used
Parallel: different groups receive different interventions at same time during study Randomised Simple randomisation using a radomisation table created by a computer software program Sealed opaque envelopes Masking/blinding used

INTERVENTIONS
Intervention type Intervention name Dose Duration Intervention description Group size Nature of control
Control group Control standard 2 weeks physical therapy program in the form of IFC and back muscles strengthening exercises was performed where forty patients received anticonvulsants, antidepressants and simple analgesics for 2 weeks 40 Active
Experimental group Magnesium 6 week regimen including IV and oral magnesium 6 weeks receiving physical therapy program in the form of IFC and back muscles strengthening exercises was performed where forty patients received anticonvulsants, antidepressants and simple analgesics for 2 weeks plus intravenous magnesium for two weeks and oral magnesium capsules for the following four weeks 40

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
List inclusion criteria List exclusion criteria Min age Max age Gender
Chronic low back pain acute back pain 18 Years 60 Years Both

ETHICS APPROVAL
Has the study received appropriate ethics committee approval Date the study will be submitted for approval Date of approval
Name of the ethics committee
Yes 2011/10/15 Ethical Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University
Ethics Committee Address
Street address City Postal code Country
Elgeish Street Tanta Egypt

OUTCOMES
Type of outcome Outcome Timepoint(s) at which outcome measured
Primary Outcome Pain score 6 months
Secondary Outcome Mobility of the spine 6 months

RECRUITMENT CENTRES
Name of recruitment centre Street address City Postal code Country
Tanta University Faculty of Medicine Elgeish Street Tanta Egypt

FUNDING SOURCES
Name of source Street address City Postal code Country
Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University Elgeish Street Tanta Egypt

SPONSORS
Sponsor level Name Street address City Postal code Country Nature of sponsor
Primary Sponsor Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University Elgeish Street Tanta Egypt University

COLLABORATORS
Name Street address City Postal code Country
Ali Aldeb Elguish Street Tanta Egypt

CONTACT PEOPLE
Role Name Email Phone Fax
Principal Investigator Dr Ayman Yousef ayman.yousef@rocketmail.com 00201003497767 0020403327747
Street address City Postal code Country Position / Affiliation
17 Elemam Moslem St Tanta Egypt Assistant Prof of anesthesia
Role Name Email Phone Fax
Public Enquiries Dr Ayman Abdalmaksoud Yousef ayman.yousef@rocketmail.com 00201003497767 0020403327747
Street address City Postal code Country Position / Affiliation
17 Elemam Moslem St Tanta Egypt Assistant Prof of anesthesia
Role Name Email Phone Fax
Scientific Enquiries Dr Ayman Abdalmaksoud Yousef ayman.yousef@rocketmail.com 00201003497767 0020403327747
Street address City Postal code Country Position / Affiliation
17 Elemam Moslem St Tanta Egypt Assistant Prof of anesthesia