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Buprenorphine in Acute Renal Colic Pain Management

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: NCT01546701
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 7, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 10, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether sublingual Buprenorphine is as effective as Iv Morphine sulfate on pain control of the patients with acute renal colic in the emergency department.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acute Pain Management Renal Colic Drug: Buprenorphine Drug: Morphine Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : March 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Buprenorphine
Renal Colic Patients treated by 2 mg sublingual Buprenorphine.
Drug: Buprenorphine
2 mg sublingual tablet

Active Comparator: Morphine
Renal Colic Patients treated by 0.1 mg/kg intravenous morphine.
Drug: Morphine
0.1 mg/kg IV morphine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. change in pain score [ Time Frame: 20 and 40 minutes ]
    change in pain severity based on Numerical Rating Score

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. treatment side effects [ Time Frame: 40 minutes ]
    experiencing any side effects by the patients as a result of treatment protocols.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • clinical diagnosis of acute renal colic; positive urinalysis of hematuria; pain score more than 3 in Numerical Rating Score (NRS); patients sign the informed consent to enroll.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous history of seizures; cardiovascular, hepatic, renal or metabolic diseases;
  • febrile patients (T > 38°C);
  • hemodynamically unstable patients ( Systolic Blood Pressure < 90 mmHg);
  • pregnant patients;
  • patients with abdominal tenderness as a sign of peritoneal inflammation;
  • any clinical suspicion for diseases other than urolithiasis like abdominal aortic aneurysm or dissection;
  • patients with a history of drug addiction or known allergy to opioids;
  • patients who had used analgesics 6 hours before arriving.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01546701

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Iran, Islamic Republic of
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 1417613151
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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Study Director: Mohammad Jalili, MD TUMS
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Responsible Party: Tehran University of Medical Sciences Identifier: NCT01546701    
Other Study ID Numbers: 130-1848
First Posted: March 7, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 10, 2012
Last Verified: December 2012
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Acute Pain
Renal Colic
Neurologic Manifestations
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Narcotic Antagonists