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Role of Droperidol in Postoperative Vomiting

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: NCT00702442
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 20, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 26, 2011
AHEPA University Hospital
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Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki

Brief Summary:

Protocol title: Role of low dose droperidol in postoperative vomiting

Purpose: Evaluate the efficacy of droperidol to postoperative nausea and vomiting when administrated at the introduction to anesthesia, prior to surgery

Design: Prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled study

Patient Population: Male or female subjects 18 years of age or older who are scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy

No. of Subjects: 100 patients divided into two groups, estimated up to 6 months to enroll

Duration of Treatment: Prior operation

Duration of Follow-up: Follow-up will be performed for 24 hours postoperatively

Endpoints: To evaluate the effectiveness of low dose droperidol when administered Prior surgery

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Vomiting Drug: Droperidol Drug: Saline solution Phase 4

Detailed Description:
In this prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled study, the researchers determined whether 0.625 mg (1/2 amp) IV droperidol given at the initiation of general anesthesia reduces the incidence of immediate and delayed post operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in laparoscopic cholecystectomy population. One hundred patients receiving general anesthesia for laparoscopic cholecystectomy received droperidol 0.625 mg (1/2 amp) mg or placebo prior operation.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Role of Droperidol in Postoperative Vomiting: Phase IV Study
Study Start Date : June 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2011

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Drug Information available for: Droperidol

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: A
Placebo Administrated 30min prior to operation
Drug: Saline solution
Saline solution administrated i.v 30 min prior surgery

Experimental: B
0.625 mg Droperidol administrated i.v 30 min prior surgery
Drug: Droperidol
0.625 mg droperidol administrated i.v prior to laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Vomiting episodes [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Light nausea [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
  2. Control of nausea [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
  3. Anti-vomiting treatment [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
  4. Adverse events [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
  5. Modification of electrocardiograph [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient more than 18 years old
  • Patients scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Informed consent obtained from the patient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18 years old
  • Contraindication to laparoscopic surgery
  • Present a severe depressive syndrome
  • Pregnancy women
  • Trouble of cardiac rate
  • Alcoholism
  • Contra-indication for Droperidol prescription

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00702442

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3rd Department of Surgery, AHEPA University Hospital
Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, 55236
3rd Department of Surgery, AHEPA University Hospital
Thessaloniki, Greece, 55236
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki
AHEPA University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Isaak Kesisoglou Associate Professor in Surgery
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Responsible Party: Assistant Professor Isaak Kesisoglou, 3rd Department of Surgery, AHEPA University Hospital Identifier: NCT00702442    
Other Study ID Numbers: 597/4-6-2008
First Posted: June 20, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 26, 2011
Last Verified: September 2009
Keywords provided by Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki:
Nausea, Vomiting
Vomiting episodes
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Adjuvants, Anesthesia
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Psychotropic Drugs
Dopamine D2 Receptor Antagonists
Dopamine Antagonists
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action