Adequacy of Pain Management for Upper Extremity Fracture After Discharge From a Pediatric Emergency Depart
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01514097|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2014 by Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : January 20, 2012
Last Update Posted : July 30, 2015
Pain is a common cause for children seeking care in the Emergency Department (ED). Children with orthopedic injuries often require pain control when seeking emergency care. Despite the high prevalence of ED visits requiring pain control, pain is often poorly assessed and treated in ED settings. Currently, no standard of care exists for the management of this fracture-related pain in children discharged from the ED. Furthermore, discrepancies in analgesia administration to patients of various racial groups seeking emergency care have been documented but are poorly understood. No research currently exists comparing pain severity between upper extremity fractures requiring simple splinting to those treated with sedated reduction and splinting. Furthermore, there is no research regarding the prevalence of significant post-discharge pain nor the differences among ethnic and age groups treated in the ED.
What is the prevalence of significant post-discharge pain in children treated for upper extremity fractures?
Is there a difference in severity between those children requiring reduction versus simple splinting?
Is there a difference in pain severity noted among different ethnic or age groups?
Design This is a prospective, un-blinded, observational study that will include patients seeking treatment for an upper extremity fracture.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||300 participants|
|Study Start Date :||February 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 2016|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 2016|
- Pain Score [ Time Frame: day 2 - 3 ]Numeric pain scale from 0 - 10. 10 indicating the worst pain
- Second pain score assessment [ Time Frame: 7-8 days after ED discharge ]Numeric pain scale from 0 - 10. 10 indicating the worst pain
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01514097
|United States, Minnesota|
|Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota||Recruiting|
|Twin Cities, Minnesota, United States|
|Contact: Heidi Vander Velden, MS 612-813-7892|
|Principal Investigator: Henry Ortega, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Sam Reid, MD|