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IV Acetaminophen in Children Undergoing Palatoplasty

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Unable to obtain funding)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: January 4, 2013
Last Update Posted: March 8, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tarun Bhalla, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital
This project is being used to assess the utility of intravenous acetaminophen in the pediatric population undergoing palate repairs. This study is a prospective randomized double blinded placebo controlled study. The investigators will have two arms, one group of patients will receive intravenous acetaminophen and one group that will receive a placebo at a total of four doses over 24 hours. The results of this study may affect the intraoperative anesthetic management as well as post-operative surgical management of this specific patient population. The goal is to determine the benefit of adding a non-opioid analgesic and hypothesizing that it may reduce the amount of narcotic consumption in the post anesthesia care unit as well as during the post-operative stay.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cleft Palate Drug: IV acetaminophen Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Double-Blinded, Randomized Comparison of Intravenous Acetaminophen Versus Placebo in Children Undergoing Palatoplasty

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Further study details as provided by Tarun Bhalla, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain [ Time Frame: 24 hrs. post-op. ]
    Pain scores will be assessed.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Opioid consumption [ Time Frame: 24 hrs. post-op ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: December 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: IV acetaminophen
IV acetaminophen administered q 4 hrs. for a total of 24 hrs.
Drug: IV acetaminophen
Other Name: Ofirmev
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Normal saline administered IV every 4 hrs. for a total of 24 hrs.
Drug: Placebo


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ASA physical status I or II
  • Presenting for repair of palatoplasty with Drs. Kirschner or Pearson

Exclusion Criteria:

  • ASA physical status > II
  • Underlying Syndrome
  • Significant co-morbid diseases (cardiac, pulmonary, neurological disease)
  • Patients having concomitant procedures (tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, etc.)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01760330

United States, Ohio
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43205
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nationwide Children's Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Tarun Bhalla, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Nationwide Children's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01760330     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB12-00709
First Submitted: December 12, 2012
First Posted: January 4, 2013
Last Update Posted: March 8, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cleft Palate
Jaw Abnormalities
Jaw Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Maxillofacial Abnormalities
Craniofacial Abnormalities
Musculoskeletal Abnormalities
Stomatognathic Diseases
Mouth Abnormalities
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic System Abnormalities
Congenital Abnormalities
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs