An Analgesia Protocol for Acute Renal Colic in the Emergency Department

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Identifier:
First received: July 17, 2007
Last updated: October 17, 2007
Last verified: October 2007
An analgesia protocol for acute renal colic will lead to faster significant reductions in pain than prior practice.

Condition Intervention
Kidney Stone
Drug: Toradol
Drug: Morphine

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Analgesia Protocol for Acute Renal Colic in the DHMC Emergency Department

Further study details as provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to significant pain relief [ Time Frame: Within emergency department ]

Estimated Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: October 2007
Detailed Description:
A retrospective study was performed that assessed the time to significant analgesia and medications used to achieve analgesia in the DHMC ED. Based upon this a prospective pain management protocol was designed and we will track the difference in time to significant pain relief between the two groups.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Kidney stone on stone protocol CT scan
  • Acute pain from a kidney stone

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18 or > 65
  • Pregnant women
  • Contraindications to NSAID's or opiates
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00504283

United States, New Hampshire
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Peter L Steinberg, MD DHMC dept of Urology
  More Information Identifier: NCT00504283     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CPHS 20569 
Study First Received: July 17, 2007
Last Updated: October 17, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center:
Renal colic, pain, protocol, emergency department

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Calculi
Renal Colic
Disease Attributes
Kidney Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Pathologic Processes
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Signs and Symptoms
Urinary Calculi
Urologic Diseases processed this record on May 26, 2016