Bariatric Dose-Ranging Study With Dexmedetomidine

This study has been completed.
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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Identifier:
First received: August 10, 2006
Last updated: April 17, 2007
Last verified: April 2007
After obtaining informed consent,80 morbidly obese ASA II-III patients undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery procedures would be randomly assigned to one of four study groups at UTSWMC at Dallas.Hemodynamic paarameters, recovery times, postoperative pain scores, the need for rescue analgesics and side effects will be recorded.The purpose of this study is to determine the optimal linfusion rate of dexmedetomidine for maintaining cardiovscular stability during general anesthesia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Abdominal Surgery Patients
Drug: Dexmedetomidine
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Study of Dexmedetomidine (Precedex) Infusion for Improving Control of Acute Autonomic Response During Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

Subjects may be included in the study only if they meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Age 18 to 70 years
  2. Undergo laparoscopic bariatric surgery requiring general anesthesia
  3. Be capable of giving informed consent
  4. ASA physical status I-III ( Appendix 1)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects will be excluded from the study for any of the following reasons:
  2. With history of hypertension and allergy to dexmedetomidine
  3. Patients who have greater than first degree heart block.
  4. Performing major intracavitary surgery procedures
  5. Patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding
  6. History of alcohol or drug abuse
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00363935

United States, Texas
The University of Texas Southwestern MedicalCenter at Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390-9068
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Paul White, MD, PhD UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00363935     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 072005-020 
Study First Received: August 10, 2006
Last Updated: April 17, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Adrenergic Agents
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic alpha-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on February 04, 2016