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The Effect of Dexmedetomidine on the Emergence Agitation in Nasal Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
So Yeon Kim, Severance Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 16, 2012
Last updated: August 7, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
The investigators examined the effect of dexmedetomidine on the emergence agitation and postoperative quality of recovery in nasal surgery

Condition Intervention
Airway Extubation Drug: Dexmedetomidine Drug: Normal saline 0.9%

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by So Yeon Kim, Severance Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Emergence agitation [ Time Frame: 20min ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Postoperative quality of recovery [ Time Frame: 1 day ]

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: February 2012
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Control Drug: Normal saline 0.9%
Normal saline(guess as 4㎍/mL) : 0.4㎍/kg/hr infusion until extubation
Active Comparator: Dexmedetomidine Drug: Dexmedetomidine
Dexmedetomidine(4㎍/mL) : 0.4㎍/kg/hr infusion until extubation

Detailed Description:
Emergence agitation during the immediate postanesthetic period is common. It may lead to serious consequences for the patient, such as injury, increased pain, hemorrhage, self-extubation, and removal of catheters. Emergence agitation is common in ENT surgery. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of dexmedetomidine on the emergence agitation and postoperative quality of recovery in adult patients undergoing nasal surgery.

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 59 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age ≥ 20,
  • ASA class I and II,
  • nasal surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • bradycardia (< 45 bpm),
  • heart block,
  • liver failure,
  • renal failure,
  • uncontrolled hypertension,
  • body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01513772

Korea, Republic of
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Severance Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: So Yeon Kim, Clinical assistant professor, Severance Hospital Identifier: NCT01513772     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4-2011-0742
Study First Received: January 16, 2012
Last Updated: August 7, 2012

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 processed this record on August 18, 2017