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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
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Brief Summary:

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
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
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


Group/Cohort
Male
Female



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The average amount per kg of analgesic medications in male and female infants 0-1 year old. [ Time Frame: The first 24h after surgery ]
  2. The average reduction in pain severity score after receiving analgesics in male and female infants. [ Time Frame: 24h after surgery ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 1 Year   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All infants 0-1 year old, admitted to PICU after craniosynostosis repair or untethering of cord.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

All infants 0-1 year old, admitted to PICU after craniosynostosis repair or untethering of cord.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Contraindication to analgesic medication
  2. Infants with neurologic deficits that may hinder the assessment of pain severity such as facial nerve palsy and limb paralysis.
  3. Ventilated infants.

Responsible Party: Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01996163     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TASMC-13-FS-0561-13-CTIL
First Posted: November 27, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 27, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Craniosynostoses
Synostosis
Dysostoses
Bone Diseases, Developmental
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Craniofacial Abnormalities
Musculoskeletal Abnormalities
Congenital Abnormalities
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs