KITS Study -Ketorolac In Tonsillectomy Surgery: a Double Blinded, Randomized Clinical Trial (KITS)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2011 by Ban Tsui, University of Alberta.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 23, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 23, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ban Tsui, University of Alberta

Brief Summary:
Our group wishes to test the novel hypothesis that intraoperative use of ketorolac in pediatric patients undergoing tonsillectomy reduces post-operative nausea and vomiting, postoperative pain scores, subsequent narcotic use, and length of hospital stay without adversely affecting post-operative bleed risk, when compared to placebo, in a double-blind, randomized controlled trial.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Recurrent Acute Tonsillitis Drug: Ketorolac Drug: Normal Saline Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Official Title: KITS Study -Ketorolac In Tonsillectomy Surgery: a Double Blinded, Randomized Clinical Trial

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tonsillitis
Drug Information available for: Ketorolac

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Ketorolac Drug: Ketorolac
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Normal Saline

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged 3yrs-15yrs who will undergo tonsillectomy or adeno-tonsillectomy for sleep disordered breathing confirmed by oximetry

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Co-morbid disease precluding use of NSAIDS or Narcotics
  • Language/developmental/social inability to assess pain scores

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01498796

Canada, Alberta
Stollery Children's Hospital Recruiting
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2B7
Contact: Eduard Eksteen, MD    780.407.2109    Eduard Eksteen <>   
Sub-Investigator: Morgan A Langille, MD         
Sub-Investigator: David WJ Cote, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Trina Uwiera, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Paula Holinski, MD         
Principal Investigator: Eduard Eksteen, MD         
Principal Investigator: Ban Tsui, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alberta

Responsible Party: Ban Tsui, MD, University of Alberta Identifier: NCT01498796     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00002357
First Posted: December 23, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 23, 2011
Last Verified: December 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pharyngeal Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Ketorolac Tromethamine
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action