Nitrous Oxide for Analgesia During Colonoscopy

This study has been completed.
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Rikshospitalet University Hospital Identifier:
First received: April 25, 2006
Last updated: November 30, 2010
Last verified: April 2006
The purpose of the study is to determine the analgetic effect of nitrous oxide during colonoscopy, compared to no sedation and intravenous (IV) sedation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Nitrous oxide
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Use of Nitrous Oxide for Analgesia During Colonoscopy - A Randomised Trial

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Does the use of nitrous oxide (N2O) during colonoscopy result in adequate analgesia for the patient?

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Are there any side-effects due to the use of N2O during colonoscopy?
  • Is there a reduction in the number of patients needing IV sedation?
  • Is there any dose reduction of IV drugs?

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: April 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients referred for colonoscopy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who don't understand information given
  • Age under 18 years
  • Pregnancy
  • Otitis/sinusitis
  • Ileus/bowel obstruction
  • Megacolon
  • Suspected pneumothorax
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00318825

Rikshospitalet University Hospital
Oslo, Norway, 0027
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rikshospitalet University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Michael Bretthauer, MD, PhD Oslo University Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00318825     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: s-05225 
Study First Received: April 25, 2006
Last Updated: November 30, 2010
Health Authority: Norway: Institute for Medical Devices

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nitrous Oxide
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Anesthetics, General
Anesthetics, Inhalation
Central Nervous System Depressants
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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