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The Effect of Dexmedetomidine on Airway Complications After Deep or Awake Extubation

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (The study was terminated due to a high number of protocol deviations secondary to non-study approved opioid administration.)
First Posted : June 12, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 18, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Makara Cayer, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Brief Summary:
The investigators aim to investigate the effect of dexmedetomidine on the perioperative respiratory complications in this patient population undergoing both awake and deep tracheal extubation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tonsillitis Adenoiditis Drug: Normal Saline Drug: Dexmedetomidine Phase 4

Detailed Description:
We propose a prospective double-blinded randomized controlled trial. 336 pediatric patients presenting to Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) for adenotonsillectomy who are eligible for the study based on inclusion and exclusion criteria will be recruited. A Clinical Pharmacy specialist, will be in charge of preparing the dexmedetomidine and placebo doses and will randomize the patients to four equally numbered groups. The anesthesiologist will receive the assignment for the extubation method in a sealed envelope from the Clinical Pharmacy specialist. Multiple parameters will be recorded in perioperative period to quantify perioperative adverse respiratory events.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 92 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Does Dexmedetomidine Decrease the Incidence of Untoward Airway Events After Deep or Awake Extubation in Patients Undergoing Adenotonsillectomy With or Without Myringotomy and Tube Placement?
Study Start Date : March 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : April 23, 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1. Awake extubation/dexmedetomidine
Awake extubation receiving dexmedetomidine.
Drug: Dexmedetomidine
to arms 1,3
Other Name: Precedex

Placebo Comparator: 2. Awake extubation/placebo
Awake extubation receiving placebo (normal saline).
Drug: Normal Saline
to arms 2,4. Serves as the placebo.
Other Name: 0.9% Sodium Chloride Solution

Active Comparator: 3.Deep extubation/dexmedetomidine
Deep extubation receiving dexmedetomidine.
Drug: Dexmedetomidine
to arms 1,3
Other Name: Precedex

Placebo Comparator: 4. Deep extubation/placebo
Deep extubation receiving placebo (normal saline).
Drug: Normal Saline
to arms 2,4. Serves as the placebo.
Other Name: 0.9% Sodium Chloride Solution

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Respiratory Complications [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    1. desaturation to less than 95% for more than 10 seconds;
    2. breath holding;
    3. complete or partial laryngospasm;
    4. bronchospasm;
    5. croup;
    6. number of episodes of persistent cough (three or more consecutive coughs);
    7. negative pressure pulmonary edema;
    8. stridor.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Anesthesia/Surgery Side Effects [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    1. Incidence of emergence agitation;
    2. Incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV);

  2. Time Parameters [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    1. Length of time from end of surgery to leaving the operating room;
    2. The length of stay from admission to the PACU to discharge home;

  3. 24 hour Postoperative follow-up Pain medication Requirements [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    5) 24-hour postoperative pain control requirements assessed by the questionnaire given to parents at the time of discharge;

  4. Unplanned hospital admission [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    6) Any unplanned hospital admission due to perioperative respiratory adverse events.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients between 3 to 16 years of age undergoing adenotonsillectomy, with or without myringotomy or myringoplasty
  • ASA 1 & 2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known allergy or hypersensitivity reaction to dexmedetomidine
  • Organ dysfunction (renal/hepatic failure or leukemia)
  • Cardiac disease (congenital or acquired)
  • Airway or thoracic malformation
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hypotonia
  • Need for premedication
  • Current/recent upper respiratory infection (within four weeks prior to the surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Allergy or intolerance to clonidine
  • Non-English speaking parents/patients.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02162433

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United States, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
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Principal Investigator: Makara Cayer, MD MEEI/ Harvard Medical School

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Responsible Party: Makara Cayer, Prinicpal Investigator, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Identifier: NCT02162433     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14-019H
First Posted: June 12, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 18, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Pharyngeal Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Adrenergic alpha-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents