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Meperidine as the Single Sedative Agent During Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 8, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 8, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital

Brief Summary:
Upper endoscopy is uncomfortable for most patients. Meperidine has both sedative and analgesic effects, so its use may be helpful for patients receiving upper endoscopy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Drug: Meperidine Drug: normal saline

Detailed Description:
Unsedated esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a useful tool for upper gastrointestinal tract examination and therapy, but it is uncomfortable for many patients. Meperidine has been widely used in colonoscopic examination for many years; however, its use in EGD has not been completely evaluated.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 140 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Meperidine as the Single Sedative Agent During Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, a Double-blind, Randomized Controlled Study
Study Start Date : June 2011
Primary Completion Date : February 2012
Study Completion Date : February 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: meperidine
25 mg of meperidine is injected intramuscularly before EGD
Drug: Meperidine
intramuscular, 25 mg, 5 to 10 minutes before EGD
Placebo Comparator: placebo
placebo was given intramuscularly before EGD
Drug: normal saline
25 ml of normal saline, intramuscular, 5 to 10 minutes before EGD

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. discomfort score during esophageal intubation [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    patient self-reported discomfort score during esophageal intubation, assessed with a 0 to 10 visual analog scale (VAS)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. patient and endoscopist satisfaction score [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    patient and endoscopist satisfaction with the procedure, score 0(not satisfied at all)-10 (very satisfied

  2. patient tolerance of the procedure [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    patolerace of the EGD, evaluate by the endoscopist, score 0 (best tolerance)-10 (very poor tolerance, the procedure could not be completed)

  3. endoscopist perception of patient tolerance , [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    endoscopist evaluation of patient tolerance during EGD, score 0 (best tolerance)- 10 (worst tolerance, the procedure can not be completed)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients undergoing diagnostic upper endoscopy in our endoscopic room were enrolled.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A therapeutic upper endoscopic procedure, sedated endoscopy, contraindication to Buscopan (hyoscine N-butylbromide)
  • Allergy to meperidine
  • American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) risk Class 3 or higher
  • Renal failure
  • Decompensated cirrhosis
  • Aged less than 20 years or more than 65 years
  • Pregnancy
  • Refusal to provide written informed consent.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01547520

Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital
Chia-Yi, Taiwan, 622
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital
Principal Investigator: Yu-Hsi Hsieh, Dr. Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital Identifier: NCT01547520     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DalinTCGH-hsieh-02
First Posted: March 8, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 8, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012

Keywords provided by Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital:
minimal sedation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Analgesics, Opioid
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Adjuvants, Anesthesia