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Analgesic Efficacy of Oral Glucose in Preterm Neonates During Suctioning (Glucose FG)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified February 2009 by University of Cologne.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: September 26, 2008
Last Update Posted: February 25, 2009
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University of Cologne
September 24, 2008
September 26, 2008
February 25, 2009
October 2008
December 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
The PIPP-Score, a validated pain-score, is used to measure the patient's pain [ Time Frame: during nasopharyngeal suctioning ]
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Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00761059 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
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Analgesic Efficacy of Oral Glucose in Preterm Neonates During Suctioning
Prospective, Placebo-Controlled Blinded Clinical Trial to Study the Efficacy of Orally Administered Glucose 20% for Relieving Pain During Nasopharyngeal Suctioning in Preterm Infants > 1500g Under CPAP-Therapy

Nasopharyngeal suctioning is a painful procedure that often becomes necessary in the care of preterm infants under CPAP therapy several times a day. Since the use of analgetic and sedative drugs is accompanied with multiple side effects these are usually being avoided. Glucose 20% has been shown to have an analgesic effect when administered to preterm infants previous to some painful procedures (i.e blood sampling).

In this clinical trial the efficacy of orally administered Glucose 20% for relieving the procedural pain of nasopharyngeal suctioning is tested. The investigators' study has a cross-over design and is to include 40 patients.

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
  • Drug: Glucose 20%
    The oral application of 0,3 ml/kg Glucose 20% 3 minutes before nasopharyngeal suctioning
  • Drug: Aqua
    The oral application of 0,3 ml/kg Aqua 3 minutes before nasopharyngeal suctioning
  • Active Comparator: Glucose 20%
    Intervention: Drug: Glucose 20%
  • Placebo Comparator: placebo
    Intervention: Drug: Aqua
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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December 2010
December 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Preterm newborns (>1500g birth weight) up to a gestational age of 36+6 weeks
  • CPAP respiratory therapy
  • Parents' given written consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diseases complicating neuromuscular evaluation.
  • Drug abuse by the mother
  • Administration of other analgetic or sedative drugs within the previous 48h.
  • Participation in another interventional clinical trial within 4 weeks before the beginning of this trial.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Senior
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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Dr. med Christoph Huenseler, University of Cologne
University of Cologne
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Principal Investigator: Christoph Huenseler, Dr med Neonatology, Children's Hospital, University of Cologne
University of Cologne
February 2009

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