Pilot Study Comparing Treatment With Dexmedetomidine to Midazolam for Symptom Control in Advanced Cancer Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01687751
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Study design determined to be not likely feasible)
First Posted : September 19, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fraser Health

No Study Results Posted on for this Study
Study was withdrawn before participants were enrolled.
  Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
  Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2014
  Actual Study Completion Date : November 2014
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