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Cervical Dystonia Treatment Study

Clinical Trial Title: 
A study evaluating the efficacy and safety of DYSPORT using 2mL dilution in adults with cervical dystonia (CD)
Clinical Trial Protocol ID: 
Clinical Trial Investigator Name: 
Cynthia Comella, MD
Clinical Trial Protocol Description: 

The purpose of the protocol is to evaluate the efficacy of Dysport using 2 mL dilution compared with placebo for the treatment of cervical dystonia. Up to 132 subjects study-wide will be enrolled with up to six subjects at Rush University Medical Center. Participation in this study will up to 16 weeks with five study visits at Rush. Subjects will be randomized to either active Dysport or placebo. Subjects who complete the study will be offered participate in a open-label extension study where all subjects will received Dysport.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria: 

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  • Are male or female subjects ≥18 years of age.
  • Have a primary diagnosis of cervical dystonia at least 18 months since onset and either were previously untreated with botulinum toxin or are currently treated with Botox at a total dosing range of 100-200 U and ≤60 U in the sternocleidomastoid muscle at the last injection cycle, and have had a satisfactory treatment response in the principal investigator's judgment during the last two sequential Botox treatment cycles.

You will be excluded from the study if any of the following criteria apply to you:

  • Are in apparent remission from CD.
  • Have a diagnosis of pure retrocollis or pure anterocollis.
  • Are a non-naïve subjects and have a previous poor response (as determined by standard practice) to either of the last two Botox treatments for CD.
  • Have a known requirement of <100 U or >200 U Botox injected into the neck muscles.

This is a partial list of eligibility requirements. 

Clinical Trial Area: 
Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
Contact Phone: 
(312) 563-2900 ext. 4
Contact Name: 
Luci Blasucci, RN