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Analgesic Effect of Breastmilk for Procedural Pain in Preterm Infants (BMoS)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified May 2009 by Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Creteil.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: May 22, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: May 2009
History: No changes posted

Hypothesis: Breastmilk has a more powerful analgesic effect than oral sucrose to avoid procedural pain in preterm neonates.

The objective is to test this hypothesis in a randomized, controlled study using a standardized and validated pain scale (DAN). The sample size is 21 preterm infants in each two groups. The main end point is a reduction of the risk to have a DAN superior to 1 from 80% with oral sucrose to 40% with breastmilk.

Condition Intervention Phase
Procedural Pain Other: Breastmilk Other: Oral Sucrose Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Breastmilk or Oral Sucrose Solution in Preterm Neonates for Procedural Pain: a Randomized, Controlled Study

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Further study details as provided by Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Creteil:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Decrement from 80 to 40% of frequency of DAN's scale score superior to 1 using breastmilk instead of oral sucrose [ Time Frame: One time during day 3 or 4 then day 7 to 10 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 42
Study Start Date: April 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: sucrose
This group will receive oral sucrose for procedural pain
Other: Oral Sucrose
oral sucrose: 0.2 ml one time 1 minute before the painful procedure with a pacifier
Experimental: breastmilk
this group will receive breastmilk as analgesic product to avoid procedural pain
Other: Breastmilk
Breastmilk: 0.2 ml


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 10 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • preterm neonates born before 27 and 29+6 weeks GA
  • blood sampling procedure
  • obtention of parental consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • congenital malformation
  • intravenous continuous analgesia
  • contraindications to feed
  • high grade intracerebral hemorrhage
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00908401

Contact: Elodie Zana, MD +33 1 45 17 54 39

Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal de Creteil Recruiting
Creteil, France, 94000
Principal Investigator: Elodie Zana, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Creteil
Principal Investigator: Elodie Zana, MD Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Creteil
  More Information

Responsible Party: Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal de Creteil Identifier: NCT00908401     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CHICreteil
Study First Received: May 22, 2009
Last Updated: May 22, 2009

Keywords provided by Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Creteil:
oral sucrose
preterm neonates

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on August 17, 2017