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Effectiveness and Safety Study of Etomidate Versus Midazolam to Help Place a Breathing Tube Outside of the Hospital.

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00248729
First Posted: November 4, 2005
Last Update Posted: August 29, 2006
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Information provided by:
St. Luke's Hospital, Pennsylvania
  Purpose
The objective of this study was to compare the utility of etomidate and midazolam in helping patients to relax when there was a need for the placement of a ventilation tube by medics who were transporting patients to a hospital in an ambulance.

Condition Intervention Phase
Respiratory Failure Drug: Etomidate (20mg) or Midazolam (7mg) Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Etomidate Versus Midazolam for Pre-Hospital Intubation: A Prospective, Randomized Trial

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Further study details as provided by St. Luke's Hospital, Pennsylvania:

Study Start Date: October 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2005
Detailed Description:

Study Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the utility of etomidate and midazolam for sedative facilitated intubation (SFI), without paralytics, in pre-hospital adult patients.

Methods: This prospective, double-blind, randomized trial was conducted with two ground pre-hospital Advanced Life Support (ALS) units. All patients age 18 or over transported by the two participating systems requiring pre-hospital SFI were eligible for participation. The ambulances were stocked with blinded numbered syringes, each containing either 7mg of midazolam or 20mg of etomidate. Contact with the Medic Command physician was not required and no paralytics were used. If sedation was not achieved with the study drug, medics could request additional sedation from a Medical command physician; only midazolam or diazepam were available outside of the study.

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

Under the study protocol, all patients age 18 or over transported by the two participating ALS systems, requiring pre-hospital Sedation Facilitated Intubation, were eligible for participation.

Exclusion Criteria:

Exclusion criteria were pregnancy and age less than 18.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00248729


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
St. Luke's Hospital
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States, 18015
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Luke's Hospital, Pennsylvania
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jeanne L Jacoby, MD St. Luke's Hospital
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00248729     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SLHN 001
First Submitted: November 2, 2005
First Posted: November 4, 2005
Last Update Posted: August 29, 2006
Last Verified: November 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Insufficiency
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Midazolam
Etomidate
Adjuvants, Anesthesia
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Anxiety Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Anesthetics, Intravenous
Anesthetics, General
Anesthetics
GABA Modulators
GABA Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action