Incidence of Delirium in Hip Fracture Patients Randomized to Regular Hypnotics vs Placebo

This study has been terminated.
(Slow inclusion resulting in premature termination due to logistics)
IMK Fonden
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Hvidovre University Hospital Identifier:
First received: February 3, 2006
Last updated: August 29, 2011
Last verified: September 2006
To examine the influence of regular hypnotic therapy on the incidence of delirium after hip fracture surgery

Condition Intervention Phase
Hip Fracture
Drug: Zolpidem
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Incidence of Delirium in Hip Fracture Patients Randomized to Regular Hypnotics vs Placebo

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Further study details as provided by Hvidovre University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence and severity of postoperative delirium

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Sleep quality
  • mobilization
  • loss of functional ability
  • length of stay
  • sedation
  • nocturnal nursing events

Estimated Enrollment: 96
Study Start Date: February 2004
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Detailed Description:
Delirium is prevalent after hip fracture surgery. Delirium has been linked to postoperative sleep disturbances. Zolpidem is a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic that preserves REM sleep. The present study investigates the incidence of delirium in hip fracture patients randomized to Zolpidem treatment 5 mg vs placebo in the perioperative phase.

Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary hip fracture, no substance abuse, no regular opioid, corticosteroid or benzodiazepine therapy, hepatic insufficiency, myastenia gravis, allergies to drug components

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe respiratory insufficiency
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00286936

Hvidovre University Hospital
Hvidovre, Denmark, 2650
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hvidovre University Hospital
IMK Fonden
Study Director: Nicolai B Foss, MD Hvidovre University Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00286936     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HHSG-RCT-05 
Study First Received: February 3, 2006
Last Updated: August 29, 2011
Health Authority: Denmark: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Hvidovre University Hospital:
Hip fracture
sleep disturbance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Hip Fractures
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Femoral Fractures
Hip Injuries
Leg Injuries
Mental Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
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