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Lidocaine Patches Prior to Intravenous Insertion

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: November 2, 2007
Last Update Posted: October 22, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Adam Singer, Stony Brook University
This study will determine whether application of a patch containing a topical anesthetic (numbing medicine) named lidocaine can reduce the pain of subsequent insertion of an intravenous catheter in Emergency Department patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Need for Intravenous Catheter Device: Lidocaine tetracaine Device: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase II Study of Lidoderm Patches Prior to Intravenous Catheter Insertion.

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Further study details as provided by Adam Singer, Stony Brook University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain on Visual Analog Scale (VAS) [ Time Frame: 0 MINUTES ]
    Pain on 100 mm Visual Aanalog Scale from 0 (no pain) to 100 (most pain).

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Success of Intravenous (IV) Insertion [ Time Frame: After first attempt of catheter insertion ]
    Percentage of patients in whom intravenous catheter was inserted successfully

Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: August 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2008
Primary Completion Date: January 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Lidocaine 70 mg/tetracaine 70 mg skin patch
Device: Lidocaine tetracaine
Lidocaine 70 mg/tetracaine 70 mg
Other Name: Synera
Placebo Comparator: 2 Device: Placebo
Placebo patch identical in appearance to Synera

Detailed Description:
Patients will be randomly assigned to an active lidocaine patch or a patch that conatins a placebo or inactive agent. Neither the patient nor the practitioner will know which patch is used since they will appear identical.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age greater than or equal to 3,
  • Need for non-emergent intravenous catheter

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable patients,
  • Allergy to lidocaine or tetracaine
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00552695

United States, New York
Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, New York, United States, 11794
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stony Brook University
Principal Investigator: Adam J Singer, MD Stony Brook University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Adam Singer, Research Director, Stony Brook University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00552695     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20076689
First Submitted: October 31, 2007
First Posted: November 2, 2007
Results First Submitted: October 16, 2009
Results First Posted: December 6, 2010
Last Update Posted: October 22, 2012
Last Verified: October 2012

Keywords provided by Adam Singer, Stony Brook University:
intravenous catheter
emergency department

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Blockers
Sodium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action