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Efficacy of the epidural blood patch for the treatment of post lumbar puncture headache
ISRCTN ISRCTN71598245
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN71598245
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier
EudraCT number
Public title Efficacy of the epidural blood patch for the treatment of post lumbar puncture headache
Scientific title
Acronym BLOPP
Serial number at source N/A
Study hypothesis The purpose of the study is to assess the effect of an epidural blood on postpunctional headache after a diagnostic lumbar puncture (the formal hypothesis would be that there is no effect on postpunctional headache).
Lay summary
Ethics approval Not provided at time of registration
Study design Randomised controlled trial
Countries of recruitment Netherlands
Disease/condition/study domain Post Lumbar Puncture Headache
Participants - inclusion criteria Patients with postpunctional headache after a diagnostic lumbar puncture
Participants - exclusion criteria Not provided at time of registration
Anticipated start date 01/01/2002
Anticipated end date 31/12/2005
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants 40
Interventions Blood patch versus conservative treatment
Primary outcome measure(s) Presence of postpunctional headache at 24 hours after inclusion in the study
Secondary outcome measure(s) 1. Presence of postpunctional headache at 7 days
2. The number of days until headache subsides
Sources of funding Netherlands Headache Society (Nederlandse Hoofdpijn Vereniging) (The Netherlands)
Trial website
Publications Results in:
1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15998467
2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17635971
Contact name Dr  Diederik WJ  Dippel
  Address Erasmus Medical Centre
PO Box 1738
  City/town Rotterdam
  Zip/Postcode 3000 DR
  Country Netherlands
  Tel +31 (0)10 408 7979
  Fax +31 (0)10 408 9446
  Email d.dippel@erasmusmc.nl
Sponsor Netherlands Headache Society (Nederlandse Hoofdpijn Vereniging) (The Netherlands)
  Address Schubertlaan 11
  City/town Breda
  Zip/Postcode 4837 CP
  Country Netherlands
Date applied 28/04/2005
Last edited 18/02/2008
Date ISRCTN assigned 18/05/2005
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