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"Lidocaine 4% Cream (LMX4) vs Placebo for Pain Due to Lumbar Puncture in Infants 0-60 Days of Age."

This study has been completed.
Ferndale Laboratories, Inc.
Information provided by:
State University of New York at Buffalo Identifier:
First received: September 19, 2007
Last updated: March 23, 2011
Last verified: March 2011
The study's hypothesis is LMX4 cream, a topical anesthetic cream, will reduce the pain of infants undergoing Lumbar Puncture (spinal tap).

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Lidocaine Cream 4%
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: "Lidocaine 4% Cream (LMX4) vs Placebo for Pain Due to Lumbar Puncture in Infants 0-60 Days of Age."

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by State University of New York at Buffalo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Neonatal Facial Coding System score [ Time Frame: Over the duration of the procedure ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 1. Time required to complete procedure from infant's presentation to the Emergency Department. 2. Success of the procedure [ Time Frame: Infant's stay in the Emergency Department ]

Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: March 2008
Primary Completion Date: March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Lidocaine Cream 4%
    Topical cream, 2g applied under occlusive dressing for 20 minutes prior to the procedure
    Other Name: LMX4
Detailed Description:
Pain of infants will be measured using the Neonatal Facial Coding System by videotaping the infant's face while they undergo the procedure. A comparison between the group that received active drug and the group that received placebo will allow a measurement of the difference, if any, of the pain experienced during the procedure of the infants.

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 60 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Full term (>=37 weeks gestation)
  • Age 0-60 Days
  • Undergoing Lumbar Puncture

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable
  • Premature (<37 weeks gestation)
  • Allergy to study medicine
  • Parent refusal of consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00533468

United States, New York
Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14222
Sponsors and Collaborators
State University of New York at Buffalo
Ferndale Laboratories, Inc.
Principal Investigator: James L Reingold, MD SUNY Buffalo
  More Information

Responsible Party: James Reingold, M.D., State University of New York at Buffalo Identifier: NCT00533468     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-130
Study First Received: September 19, 2007
Last Updated: March 23, 2011

Keywords provided by State University of New York at Buffalo:
lumbar puncture
emergency department
topical anesthesia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Blockers
Sodium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on May 25, 2017