The Effect of Neurontin on Pain Management in the Acutely Burned Patient
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||The Effect of Neurontin on Pain Management in the Acutely Burned Patient|
- To Determine the Trends in Opioid Consumption Between the Treatment and the Control Groups. [ Time Frame: From time of enrollment to 2 weeks after being discharged ]
- To Determine the Trends in Several Associated Clinical Effects of Opioid Administration Between the Treatment and the Control Groups. These Effects Include: 1. Fluid Resusitation 2. Insulin Resistance 3. Hospital Associated Infections [ Time Frame: From time of enrollment to 2 weeks after being discharge ]
- To Determine the Impact of Psychological Functioning in Patients Following Admission for Their Burn Injury. This Will be Determined by Review of Two Forms (the Brief Symptom Inventory and the Sickness Impact Profile). [ Time Frame: From time of enrollment to 2 weeks after being discharge ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Placebo Comparator: Sugar Pill
Sugar Pill is administered similar to the protocol used for the investigational drug.
On Study day 1: 1200mg (single dose).
Study day 2,3: 300mg TID, 900mg daily.
Study day 4-7: 600mg TID 1800mg* daily.
Study day 8-11: 800mg TID 2400mg* daily [Optional increase to 2400 if pain scores are still 4 on NRS]
Study day 11: 1200mg TID 3600mg* daily [Optional increase to 3600 if pain scores are still >4 on NRS]
* May revert back to prior dose if adverse symptoms occur and are thought to be drug related. Up titration then will be preformed in 48 hours following deexcalation.
Other Name: Neurontin
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01265056
|United States, Iowa|
|University of Iowa Burn Center|
|Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52241|
|Principal Investigator:||Lucy Wibbenmeyer, MD||University of Iowa|