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Exploratory Propofol Dose Finding Study In Neonates (NEOPROP)

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: NCT01621373
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 18, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 29, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen KU Leuven

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to explore the optimal propofol dose in neonates receiving a single intravenous propofol bolus for endotracheal intubation during (semi-)elective INSURE (intubation-surfactant-extubation) procedure (preterm neonates) and (semi-)elective non-INSURE procedures (term-preterm neonates).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Adverse Reaction to Drug Neonatal Disorder Drug: propofol administration Phase 2

Detailed Description:

The aim of the study is to evaluate the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of propofol (short acting anesthetic) in 50 neonates to whom the drug is administered as a intravenous bolus. This is part of routine clinical care in patients receiving (semi-) elective intubation. It's the aim to explore the most effective IV propofol dose for a successful INSURE (intubation, surfactant, extubation) procedure and for successful (semi-) elective intubation in non-INSURE procedures. We hereby aim to define the most optimal dose regimen for propofol in neonates.

we will hereby use

  • predefined scoring systems to evaluate sedation, relaxation and intubation conditions
  • vital parameter monitoring
  • pharmacokinetic analysis with blood samples
  • brain monitoring with NIRS (Near infrared spectroscopy) derived cerebral oxygenation and aEEG (amplitude integrated EEG).

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prospective Exploratory Dose-finding Study in Neonates Receiving a Single Intravenous Propofol Bolus for Endotracheal Intubation During (Semi-)Elective INSURE Procedure or Non-INSURE Procedures in Neonates
Study Start Date : August 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2014

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Drug Information available for: Propofol

Arm Intervention/treatment
All patients receive propofol. Dose will be defined based on response of previous patient in the same stratum.
Drug: propofol administration
Single IV bolus propofol start at 1 mg/kg. Dose will be adapted based on predefined scoring systems with +/-0.5 mg/kg.
Other Name: Diprivan

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of neonates where successful in- and extubation in INSURE conditions and successful intubation in non-INSURE conditions is achieved [ Time Frame: 1 hour after propofol administration ]
    Using predefined scoring systems we will evaluate in how many patients successful intubation and extubation in INSURE-conditions was achieved. In non-INSURE conditions only successful intubation will be evaluated. Afterward we will explore the given dose of propofol in each stratum to reach this outcome measure.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Day to 28 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Neonates admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit who need short procedural sedation for (semi-) elective intubation will be considered for inclusion, after informed written consent of the parents.
  • Patients can be included if they are hemodynamically stable and did not receive sedative or analgesic agents during the previous 24 hours.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known propofol intolerance

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01621373

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit UZ Leuven
Leuven, Vlaams brabant, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen KU Leuven
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Principal Investigator: Liesbeth Thewissen, MD UZ Leuven, Belgium
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Universitaire Ziekenhuizen KU Leuven Identifier: NCT01621373    
Other Study ID Numbers: s54472
2012-002648-26 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: June 18, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2015
Last Verified: August 2012
Keywords provided by Universitaire Ziekenhuizen KU Leuven:
intratracheal intubation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anesthetics, Intravenous
Anesthetics, General