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Intravenous and Topical Analgesics for Procedural Pain in Neonates

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00213200
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 11, 2006
Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
Information provided by:
The Hospital for Sick Children

Brief Summary:
This study will test which type of pain medication is best for the management of pain in newborn preterm and full-term infants having a deep intravenous cannula inserted. It will compare the effectiveness of intravenous morphine alone, a local anaesthetic cream (amethocaine) alone, and both medications together. It will also determine the safety of both medications.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pain Infant, Newborn Drug: morphine, amethocaine Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 108 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Systemic Analgesia and Local Anaesthesia for Percutaneous Venous Catheter Placement in Preterm Neonates
Study Start Date : July 2003
Study Completion Date : June 2005

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Drug Information available for: Tetracaine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. - Facial grimacing, as assessed by brow bulge, at the time of the procedure, compared among groups

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. heart rate at the time of procedure
  2. oxygen saturation at the time of procedure
  3. local skin reactions at the time of procedure
  4. blood pressure for 24 hours post procedure
  5. ventilatory support for 24 hours post procedure

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 30 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • preterm and full-term infants in the NICU requiring a percutaneous central venous catheter
  • ventilatory support in the form of conventional ventilation, Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) or High Frequency Oscillation(HFO)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • seizures
  • receiving muscle relaxants
  • skin disorders causing disruption of stratum corneum

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00213200

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Canada, Ontario
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X5
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hospital for Sick Children
Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
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Principal Investigator: Anna Taddio, PhD The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Canada
Publications of Results:
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00213200    
Other Study ID Numbers: 0019990251
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 11, 2006
Last Verified: September 2005
Keywords provided by The Hospital for Sick Children:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anesthetics, Local