Feasibility of Early Gabapentin as an Intervention for Neurorecovery
The objective of the proposed study is to conduct the first ever prospective, dose-exploration trial to test the feasibility of early administration of gabapentin as an intervention for neurorecovery. This research project falls under the Intervention Development stage of research as the primary goal is to assess the feasibility of conducting a well-designed intervention efficacy study in the future.
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Eligible Ages
- Over 18 Years
- Eligible Genders
- Accepts Healthy Volunteers
- Traumatic SCI; 2. All levels of SCI; 3. All severities of SCI, AIS A-D; 4. Age 18 years and older. 5. Agree to participate and start study drug within 120 hours' post-injury. 6. Adequate cognition and communication to provide informed consent
- Presence of moderate/severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) as defined by Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) < 13 at 120 hours' post-injury. 2. Documented use of gabapentinoids at the time of injury.
- Phase 4
- Study Type
- Intervention Model
- Parallel Assignment
- Primary Purpose
- Double (Participant, Care Provider)
|600mg treatment group will receive 2 capsules of gabapentin by mouth 3 times per day for 90 days.||
|1800 mg treatment groups will receive 2 capsules of gabapentin by mouth 3 times per day for 90 days.||
|The control group will receive 2 placebo capsules of inert cellulose by mouth 3 times per day for 90 days.||
- MetroHealth Medical Center
Study ContactDan Nwosu, MS
Gabapentin is a medication commonly used in spinal cord injury (SCI) to manage neuropathic pain. Emerging preclinical and clinical evidence suggests that early initiation of low to medium doses of gabapentin and continued delivery for a range of 2 weeks to 4 months has a persistent, positive effect on motor and autonomic neurologic recovery. The objective of the proposed study is to conduct the first ever prospective, dose-exploration trial to test the early administration of gabapentin as an intervention for neurorecovery. A mock efficacy design will be employed. Participants will be stratified based on ASIA Impairment Scale (AIS) grade A-B or C-D and randomized to 1 of 3 arms. Study medication will be initiated within 5 days post-injury and administered for 90 days. Participants will be followed for an additional 90 days after stopping treatment.