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Studying the Analgesic Mechanism of the "Cough-Trick"

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00233844
First Posted: October 6, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
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Information provided by:
University Medicine Greifswald
  Purpose
The aim of the trial is to study the possible mechanism of the pain reducing effect of CT at peripheral venipuncture

Condition Intervention Phase
Pain Acute Pain Venipuncture Procedure: Venipuncture with "cough-trick" Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Studying the Analgesic Mechanism of the "Cough-Trick" - Randomized Crossover Volunteer Study

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Further study details as provided by University Medicine Greifswald:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain intensity measured on VAS-100 scale

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Heart rate, arterial pressure, hand withdrawal, sweating

Estimated Enrollment: 21
Study Start Date: February 2004
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male volunteers aged 20-40 years, height 165-190 cm.
  2. Physical status I according to American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification.
  3. Straight run of the vein on the dorsum of the non-dominant hand at least 4 cm long and 3 mm thick
  4. No analgesics, anticoagulants and/or antiplatelet agents, sedatives or alcohol

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. History of peripheral neuropathy
  2. Abnormal skin conditions (infection, scars, psoriasis, eczema)
  3. Unsuccessful venipuncture
  4. Inflamed site of VP within 1 week after VP
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00233844


Sponsors and Collaborators
University Medicine Greifswald
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Taras I. Usichenko, Assistant Professor Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine Department, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Germany
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00233844     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: III UV 82/03
First Submitted: October 5, 2005
First Posted: October 6, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
Last Verified: October 2005

Keywords provided by University Medicine Greifswald:
Acute pain
pain on venipuncture
"cough-trick"
distraction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acute Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs