The Effect of Gender on the Consumption of Pain Medication in Infants Undergoing Craniosynostosis Repair or Untethering of Cord in ITU
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01996163|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2013 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
First Posted : November 27, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 27, 2013
Postoperative pain is a major concern in routine management of children admitted to pediatric intensive care treatment. There are significant negative physiological and psychological ramifications of postoperative pain such as impairment of cardiac function due to tachycardia, restlessness in an intubated patient requiring increase dosage of sedative and paralytic drugs and reduced patient cooperation in the healing process.
The main body of evidence dealing with gender differences in pain perception and treatment stems from studies in the adult and adolescent population as the gonadal hormones have a central role in the way one experiences pain The hypothesis of this study is that there is a difference in the perception of pain, the amount of analgesia used and the response to pain medication between male and female infants undergoing craniosynostosis repair or untethering of cord.
|Condition or disease|
|Craniosynostosis Repair Untethering of Cord|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Official Title:||The Effect of Gender on the Consumption of Pain Medication in Infants Undergoing Craniosynostosis Repair or Untethering of Cord in ITU|
|Study Start Date :||December 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2014|
- The average amount per kg of analgesic medications in male and female infants 0-1 year old. [ Time Frame: The first 24h after surgery ]
- The average reduction in pain severity score after receiving analgesics in male and female infants. [ Time Frame: 24h after surgery ]