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ECT/Succinylcholine: Biochemical, Serum and Cardiovascular Changes

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00750906
Recruitment Status : Suspended (Study on hold since 2009. Awaiting FDA approval of Sugammdex to complete second arm of study.)
First Posted : September 11, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 7, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Francisco

Brief Summary:
This study will be conducted to determine the pharmacodynamics, cardiovascular and biochemical effects of succinylcholine when given during electroconvulsive therapy. (ECT). This is a single center, prospective, study in patients who will be receiving ECT as indicated and prescribed by their psychiatrist. The study will be performed twice on each patient, 48-72 hours apart during consecutively scheduled ECT procedures.

Condition or disease
Depression

Detailed Description:
Patients will receive the anesthetic that is traditionally given which includes appropriate doses of succinylcholine. Serum potassium and creatinine phosphokinase (CK) levels will be determined pre and post anesthesia; serum and urine myoglobin will be determined post anesthesia. Vital signs data [i.e., heart rate (arrhythmias) and arterial blood pressure] will be compared pre and post anesthesia. In addition patients will be asked about the presence of muscle pain (myalgia) 1 hour before discharge from the recovery room and the following day post ECT.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Muscle Biochemical, Serum Potassium and Cardiovascular Changes After Succinylcholine in Patients Undergoing Electroconvulsive Therapy.
Study Start Date : October 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Potassium
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients undergoing electroconvulsive therapy.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. A male or non-pregnant female aged 18 years and older
  2. American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status 1, 2, 3
  3. Scheduled to undergo electroconvulsive therapy under general anesthesia
  4. Have given written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnant or nursing
  2. Any patient in the study investigators opinion who may not be suitable for research.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00750906


Locations
United States, California
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
Investigators
Study Director: Ronald D Miller, MD University of California, San Francisco

Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00750906     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H898-32701
First Posted: September 11, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 7, 2013
Last Verified: March 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Succinylcholine
Neuromuscular Depolarizing Agents
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
Neuromuscular Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs