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Bispectral Index as an Analgesia Monitoring in Severely Ill Patient: Effect of Remifentanyl

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified October 2004 by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: September 10, 2005
Last updated: November 21, 2005
Last verified: October 2004
The aim of this protocol is to study the prophylactic effect of remifentanil on bispectral index variation during a nociceptive stimuli.

Condition Intervention
Drug: remifentanyl

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Bispectral Index as an Analgesia Monitoring in Severely Ill Patient: Effect of Remifentanyl

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Further study details as provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • BIS variation during bronchoalveolar lavage

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, heart rate viation

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: October 2004
Detailed Description:

Pain is difficult to estimate in ICU because most of the patients are sedated. Bispectral index could be helpful in detecting this pain in ICU patients. Remifentanil is a morphinomimetic product with short half life that could be interesting for short nociceptive stimuli, as bronchoalveolar lavage.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of remifentanil infusion on bispectral index (BIS) variations during bronchoalveolar lavage.

It is a prospective, double blind study, versus placebo on 40 sedated and critically ill patients.

The hypothesis is that BIS can study analgesia in sedated patient.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sedated patient with mechanical ventilation with suspected nosocomial pneumonia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pace maker
  • Neurologic illness
  • Hemodynamic instability
  • Hypothermia
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00162591

Contact: QUINTARD h Hervé, MD +33140258816

Surgical ICU Bichat Claude Bernard Recruiting
Paris, France, 75018
Contact: QUINTARD H Hervé, MD    +33140258116   
Principal Investigator: QUINTARD H Hervé, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Principal Investigator: QUINTARD H Hervé, MD Surgical ICU Bichat Claude Bernard (Paris, France)
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00162591     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P040201 AT/AT/04-116
Study First Received: September 10, 2005
Last Updated: November 21, 2005

Keywords provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:
Bispectral index
Bronchoalveolar lavage
Intensive care
Nociceptive stimuli
Sedated patient
BIS variation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Anesthetics, Intravenous
Anesthetics, General
Anesthetics processed this record on May 25, 2017