Pre-Emptive Analgesia Efficacy of Etoricoxib for Postoperative Pain

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 8, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 8, 2005
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Khon Kaen University

Brief Summary:
Taken together, studies of the value of pre-emptive analgesia are inconclusive. This randomized, double-blind, dose-ranging, placebo-controlled study was therefore designed to test that a reduction in post-operative morphine consumption can be achieved by a single-dose of etoricoxib before induction of anesthesia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
a Single-Dose of Etoricoxib Post-Operative Morphine Consumption Total Pain Relief Over 8 Hr(TOPAR8) Post Transabdominal Hysterectomy Drug: a single-dose of Etoricoxib before induction of anesthesia Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Patients undergoing transabdominal hysterectomy were randomized to a group taking a single dose (orally) of etoricoxib 120 mg (n = 18), etoricoxib 180 mg (n = 17) or placebo (n = 15) 2 hours before surgery under the same standardized general anesthesia. At the post-anesthetic care unit, intravenous morphine titration was given before starting self-controlled analgesia (PCA) device. Morphine consumption, pain relief score, sedative score, global evaluation score, and side-effects were recorded at 1, 2, 4, 8 and 24 h post-operatively. The primary end points were morphine consumption within 24-hr post-operatively and total pain relief over 8 h (TOPAR8). Patient global satisfaction was also assessed.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial of Etoricoxib as a Pre-Emptive Analgesic for Abdominal Hysterectomy
Study Start Date : December 2004
Study Completion Date : May 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hysterectomy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary end points were morphine consumption within 24-hr post-operatively
  2. and total pain relief over 8 h (TOPAR8).

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient global response to therapy

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 65 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The ASA I or II patients undergoing elective transabdominal hysterectomy with general anesthesia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with history of opioid addiction or chronic pain
  • Allergy to other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, or asthma
  • Concomitant use of tricyclic antidepressants, opioid analgesics, antihistamines, tranquilizers, hypnotics, sedatives, or systemic corticosteroids
  • Those unable to understand the principle of patient-controlled analgesia(PCA) device were excluded from the study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00149253

Warporn Chau-in
KhonKaen University, KhonKaen, Thailand, 40002
Sponsors and Collaborators
Khon Kaen University
Principal Investigator: waraporn chau-in, Asso Prof. Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine,KhonKaen University,KhonKaen 40002, Thailand Identifier: NCT00149253     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: acute pain service
Faculty of Medicine,KhonKaenU
First Posted: September 8, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 8, 2005
Last Verified: October 2004

Keywords provided by Khon Kaen University:
Abdominal hysterectomy,
morphine consumption,
pre-emptive analgesia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents