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Comparing Dexmedetomidine With Bupivacaine Versus Bupivacaine Alone for Caudal Block in Supra - Umbilical Surgeries

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
(awaiting subjects and waiting for supply of the drug under investigation)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: October 11, 2017
Last Update Posted: October 24, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ahmed Kareem, Cairo University
dexmedetomidine is an alpha 2 adrenergic receptor agonist that is given either systemically or combined to local anesthetics during regional blocks. Investigators studied the combination of dexmedetomedine/bupivacaine versus bupivacaine alone for caudal blockage in pediatric patients undergoing supra - umbilical surgeries.

Condition Intervention Phase
Anesthesia Drug: Dexmedetomidine Drug: Bupivacaine Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Adding Dexmedetomidine to Caudal Bupivacaine for Analgesia in Supra - Umbilical Pediatric Surgeries: Would it Add More Analgesia

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Further study details as provided by Ahmed Kareem, Cairo University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain relief [ Time Frame: 6 months study ]
    CHEOPS scale value

Enrollment: 24
Actual Study Start Date: October 1, 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 30, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 30, 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: D group
Dexmedetomidine with bupivacaine group Caudal dexmedetomidine 1.5 microgram/kg with bupivavaine (0.25%) 1.25 ml/kg were administered
Drug: Dexmedetomidine
Caudal block by dexmedetomidine and bupivavaine
Other Name: Precedex
Active Comparator: B group
Bupivacaine only group Caudal bupivavaine (0.25%) 1.25 ml/kg without dexmedetomidine was administered
Drug: Bupivacaine
Caudal block by bupivavaine alone
Other Name: Marcaine

Detailed Description:
Dexmedetomidine was combined to bupivavaine and administered via caudal route to be compared to caudal bupivavaine alone for analgesia following upper trunk surgery

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 6 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • supra - umbilical surgeries

Exclusion Criteria:

  • allergy to the drug or coagulopathy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03307590

Cairo University
Cairo, Egypt
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cairo University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ahmed Kareem, Anesthesiologist, Cairo University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03307590     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Caudaldexsupraumblical
First Submitted: August 20, 2017
First Posted: October 11, 2017
Last Update Posted: October 24, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: Yes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Adrenergic alpha-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action