Efficacy of Dexamethasone Added to Ramosetron for Preventing Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Highly Susceptible Patients Following Spine Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yonsei University
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First received: November 12, 2009
Last updated: February 2, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
The purpose of this study is to study the efficacy of dexamethasone added to ramosetron for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting in highly susceptible patients following spine surgery.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: ramosetron with saline
Drug: ramosetron with dexamethasone
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by Yonsei University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting(PONV) [ Time Frame: After spinal surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    incidence of overall postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) between combination of ramosetron and dexamethasone and ramosetron alone in highly susceptible patients

Enrollment: 94
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2008
Primary Completion Date: November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Group A
Group A : saline 1 ml + ramosetron 6μg/kg
Drug: ramosetron with saline
Group A : saline 1 ml, ramosetron 6μg/kg
Experimental: Group B
Group B : dexamethasone 4 mg + ramosetron 6μg/kg
Drug: ramosetron with dexamethasone
Group B : dexamethasone 4 mg, ramosetron 6μg/kg


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Females
  • Ages 18 to 65 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who is taking steroid or who had been treated for the gastrointestinal disease
  • Patients who have troubles with the kidney or liver
  • Patients transferring to the ICU after the surgery
  • overfat patients
  • Patients who had taken antiemetics within 24 hours before the surgery
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Responsible Party: Yonsei University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01013012     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4-2007-0388 
Study First Received: November 12, 2009
Last Updated: February 2, 2012
Health Authority: South Korea: Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA)

Keywords provided by Yonsei University:
highly susceptible patients following spine surgery

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
Pathologic Processes
Postoperative Complications
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
BB 1101
Dexamethasone 21-phosphate
Dexamethasone acetate
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antineoplastic Agents
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Autonomic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protease Inhibitors
Serotonin Agents

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