Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial confirms the efficacy of perispinal etanercept

Perispinal Etanercept RCT 2019

Gold Coast, Australia (January 3, 2020): The results of a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical  trial of perispinal etanercept were published today, confirming the efficacy and remarkable results of perispinal etanercept in a cohort of stroke survivors with relentless, intractable daily pain after stroke. The individuals were treated an average of about 4 years after stroke and each reported constant daily pain after their stroke that had failed to adequately respond to all previous forms of treatment. They received two doses of perispinal etanercept, each two weeks apart, with the control group receiving two doses of saline administered perispinally. The control group had no change in their daily pain, but the etanercept group had a significant reduction in pain, measured at 30 days, with 30% of the etanercept patients showing near complete pain abatement after the first etanercept treatment. The study concludes: “Perispinal etanercept can provide significant and ongoing benefits for the chronic post-stroke management of pain and greater shoulder flexion by the paretic arm. Effects are rapid and highly significant, supporting direct action on brain function.”

The clinical trial results published on January 3, 2020 in the journal  Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs. Learn More.