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Comparison of Tramadol vs Remifentanyl Patient Controlled Analgesia for Second Trimester Abortions

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Rabin Medical Center Identifier:
First received: August 6, 2006
Last updated: November 23, 2015
Last verified: July 2006

Patients undergoing second trimester abortions will recieve either patient controlled analgesia with either remifentanyl or tramadol for pain alleviation.

We beleive both to be equally effective for pain alleviation.

Condition Intervention
Abortion,Induced Drug: tramadol Drug: remifentanyl Device: patient contolled analgesia

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Double Blind Study Comparing Patient Controlled Analgesia With Tramadol vs. Remifentanyl for Women Undergoing 2nd Trimester Abortions

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Further study details as provided by Rabin Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Satisfaction
  • VAS scores
  • Nausea
  • Sedation

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Primary Completion Date: January 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Women undergoing second trimester abortions will recieve patient controlled analgesia eith either tramadol or remifentanyl.

Patients will not know what they are recieving.

Patients in the tramadol goup will get a loading dose of tramadol and metocloparamide while the women in the remifentanyl group will be given a loading placebo.

Women will then be attached to one of the two patinet controlled analgesia protocols.

Throughout their laboring process they will be monitored for blood pressure, pulse, breathing rate, sedation score and nausea.

Additional medicatyion will be given for nausea.

If woman are still in pain the patient controlled analgesia settings will be set to deliver a higher dose. If the woman remains in pain, she will be given an additional per os medication.If this still does not alleviate pain, the option of epidural analgesia will be offered.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Woman undergoing 2nd trimester abortion -

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Seizure disorder

    - * Psychiatric disorder

  • Inability to recieve patient controlled analgesia
  • Allergy to tramadol or remifentanyl
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00361686

Rabin Medical Center
Petach Tiqvah, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rabin Medical Center
Study Director: Sharon Orbach-Zinger Rabin Medical Center
  More Information Identifier: NCT00361686     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3820
Study First Received: August 6, 2006
Last Updated: November 23, 2015

Keywords provided by Rabin Medical Center:
patient controlled analgesia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Anesthetics, Intravenous
Anesthetics, General
Anesthetics processed this record on June 23, 2017