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Low Dose of Midazolam is Superior to Conventional Dose for Rapid Sequence Intubation in Emergency Department (ED)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Seoul National University Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 30, 2008
Last updated: July 25, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
Midazolam has been used in rapid sequence intubation for a long time, and the recommended dose is 0.1mg/kg. In some studies, however, the reduced dose has been used with the concern of hemodynamic instability. We would like to investigate that the low dose midazolam could be used rather than the standard recommended dose, and also compare it to the etomidate, recently used sedatives, with respect to the side effects and the easy performance of intubation.

Condition Intervention
Drug: Low dose midazolam

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Seoul National University Hospital:

Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Low dose midazolam Drug: Low dose midazolam


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients who need rapid sequence intubation in emergency room

Exclusion Criteria:

  • in hypotension(systolic blood pressure less than 90 mmHg
  • severe trauma patients
  • pregnant
  • allergic to midazolam, etomidate
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00783731

Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Emergency room
Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of, 463-707
Boramae Medical Center
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 156-707
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00783731     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RSI study 
Study First Received: October 30, 2008
Last Updated: July 25, 2011
Health Authority: Korea: Food and Drug Administration

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Adjuvants, Anesthesia
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Anxiety Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Anesthetics, Intravenous
Anesthetics, General
GABA Modulators
GABA Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
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