Evaluation of Pain Intensity During Bone Marrow Biopsy Performed With Inhalation of Pre-Mixed 50 Per Cent Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Mixture.
Bone marrow biopsy is a painful medical procedure often performed with local anesthetic.
Therefore a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial was carried out in 330 adult patients who where referred for bone marrow biopsy and aspiration. 164 were assigned to inhale an equimolar mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen and 166 to inhale a placebo. Pain measurement used visual-analogue pain scales, which involve rating the intensity of pain on a horizontal ruler
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Double Blind Trial Comparing Pre-Mixed 50 Per Cent Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Mixture in Combination With Local Local 1% Xylocaine Anesthetic Versus Placebo in Order to Evaluate Pain Intensity During Bone Marrow Biopsy.|
- Reduce pain during bone marrow biopsy with aspiration.
- Evaluation of the quality of the picture sample
|Study Start Date:||March 2000|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2004|
The efficacy of an inhaled equimolar mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen to prevent procedural pain during lumbar puncture in children has been demonstrated. In adults the use of an inhaled equimolar mixture could prevent pain.
Although nitrous oxide was initially considered innocuous, evidence began to be gathered later that it had potentially side effect. It has been demonstrated that nitrous oxide inactivates the vitamin B12-dependent enzyme methionine synthetase and impairs DNA synthesis in bone marrow cells.
Therefore this prospective, multicenter randomized placebo controlled, double-blind trial was design to determine whether an inhaled equimolar mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen would significantly reduce pain during bone marrow biopsy with aspiration. In addition we performed a careful cytological examination of bone marrow samples in order to evaluate the quality of the picture sample.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00219713
|Poitiers, France, 86021|
|Study Chair:||François GUILHOT, MD||Department of Oncology hematology and Cell therapy, University Hospital , 86021 Poitiers - FRANCE|