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NSAIDs Treatment in Children With Pleuropneumonia

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2012 by Rabin Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rabin Medical Center Identifier:
First received: March 19, 2012
Last updated: November 13, 2014
Last verified: January 2012
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of routine NSAIDs treatment for hospitalized children with pleuropneumonia in comparison with acetominophen treatment (all in conjunction with adequate antibiotic therapy).

Condition Intervention
Drug: Ibuprofen
Drug: Acetaminophen

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Role of Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs in the Treatment of Pleuropneumonia in Children. a Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Rabin Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • clinical improvement as manifested by resolution of fever and length of hospital admission. [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 10 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • clinical improvement as manifested by respiratory parameters (tachypnea, dyspnea, Fio2),and inflammatory markers. [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 10 days ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: ibuprofen Drug: Ibuprofen
10 mg/kg every 8 hours until 24 hours after resolution of fever
Other Names:
  • nurofen
  • advil
Active Comparator: acetaminophen Drug: Acetaminophen
15 mg/kg every 6 hours until 24 hours after resolution of fever
Other Names:
  • paracetamol
  • acamol


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age less than 18 years
  • admission in Schneider childrenMC of Israel, wards a/c
  • clinical diagnosis of pneumonia with evidence of pleural effusion on chest X-ray
  • parental informed consent
  • follow-up ability after discharge

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pneumonia secondary to foreign body aspiration
  • immune deficiency
  • chronic lung disease other than asthma (CF, CLD of prematurity, Familial Dysautonomia, etc)
  • significant premorbidity (organ failure, rheumatic disease, etc)
  • endotracheal/endobronchial devices including tracheostomy.
  • parental refusal to participate in the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01586299

Contact: shai ashkenazi, Prof 972-3-9253680
Contact: havatzelet yarden-bilavsky, Dr 972-54-6777054

Schneider's medical center of Israel Recruiting
Petah Tikva, Israel
Contact: Havatzelet -- Yarden-Bilavski, MD    +972-3-9253680   
Principal Investigator: Havatzelet -- Yarden-Bilavski, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rabin Medical Center
Principal Investigator: havatzelet yarden-bilavsky, MD schneider children MC of Israel
  More Information

Responsible Party: Rabin Medical Center Identifier: NCT01586299     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 262-11-RMC
Study First Received: March 19, 2012
Last Updated: November 13, 2014

Keywords provided by Rabin Medical Center:
pleuropneumonia children
non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs
pleural effusion
severe pneumonia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Pleural Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antipyretics processed this record on May 22, 2017