Dexmedetomidine Versus Midazolam for Intensive Care Sedation of Children

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2011 by Oslo University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 24, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2011
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Oslo University Hospital

Brief Summary:

Dexmedetomidine will be tested against midazolam in a prospective, randomized, double-blind study of intensive care children, age 2-17 years.

The investigators' primary hypothesis is that time from end of medication to extubation will be shorter with dexmedetomidine sedation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sedation Drug: dexmedetomidine Drug: Midazolam Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Prospective, Double-blind Study of Dexmedetomidine Versus Midazolam for Intensive Care Sedation of Children
Study Start Date : March 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: midazolam Drug: Midazolam
Midazolam is given as major sedative drug

Experimental: dexmedetomidin Drug: dexmedetomidine
Dexemedethomidine is given as major sedative drug
Other Name: Midazolam is given as major sedative drug

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time from end of sedation to extubation [ Time Frame: 1-24 hrs ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • informed consent from parents
  • age between 2 and 18 years
  • anticipated need of respirator treatment for more than 24 hrs
  • included in study within 48 hrs of admission to intensive care unit (ICU)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe, unstable circulatory failure
  • severe intracranial or spinal trauma with circulatory instability
  • sever bradycardia or atrioventricular (A-V) block
  • liver failure
  • less than 50% chance of anticipated survival
  • known allergy to study drugs

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01091818

Dept of Anesthesiology, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevaal Recruiting
Oslo, Norway, 0407
Contact: Johan Rader, PhD    004792249669   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ullevaal University Hospital

Responsible Party: Johan Rader/Professor, University of Oslo Identifier: NCT01091818     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: dexmedetmidazchildintsed
First Posted: March 24, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Keywords provided by Oslo University Hospital:
To see if sedation with dexmedetomidine results in faster emergence after end of intensive care treatment in children

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Adrenergic alpha-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Adjuvants, Anesthesia
Anti-Anxiety Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Anesthetics, Intravenous
Anesthetics, General
GABA Modulators
GABA Agents