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Tramadol iv. : Influence of Dose and Dose Intervals on Therapeutic Accuracy and Side Effects When Used for Postoperative Pain Relief in Ambulatory Surgery

This study has been completed.
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University Hospital, Ghent Identifier:
First received: June 2, 2006
Last updated: August 30, 2010
Last verified: August 2010
The aim of this study is to compare the administration of 1 unit dose of 100 mg tramadol intravenously versus multiple smaller dosages of tramadol during the first 6 hours post-operatively and to investigate the time course and accuracy of pain relief versus the onset and duration of side-effects.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ambulatory Surgery
Drug: Administration of tramadol intravenously
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Tramadol iv. : Influence of Dose and Dose Intervals on Therapeutic Accuracy and Side Effects When Used for Postoperative Pain Relief in Ambulatory Surgery

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Ghent:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time course of pain relief
  • Accuracy of pain relief
  • Onset of side-effects
  • Duration of side-effects

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ASA I and II female or male patients
  • Aged 18-70 years
  • Scheduled for ambulatory surgery requiring postoperative pain medication.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Weight less than 70% or more than 130% of ideal body weight
  • Neurological disorder
  • Recent use of psycho-active medication, including alcohol
  • Patients suffering from chronic pain receiving pre-operative pain medication including NSAID's
  • Use of chronic anti-emetic medication, use of chronic corticoid therapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00333346

University Hospital Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Ghent
Principal Investigator: Michel Struys, MD, PhD University Hospital, Ghent
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Michel Struys, University Hospital Ghent Identifier: NCT00333346     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006/195
Study First Received: June 2, 2006
Last Updated: August 30, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents processed this record on April 28, 2017