Morphine Gel for Bedsores
This study tests the effectiveness of a morphine-containing gel for reducing pain caused by pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores or pressure sores. We will apply the gel containing morphine, or the gel alone, directly onto painful pressure ulcers and compare the results.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Morphine-Infused Gel for Pressure Ulcer Analgesia|
|Study Start Date:||March 2000|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||February 2003|
In this study, we will apply a morphine-containing gel (or placebo) directly onto painful pressure ulcers. We will take participants off of any opioid-containing medications upon entry into the study. This allows us to measure any morphine that may enter into the bloodstream from the topically applied gel.
The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of the gel for pressure ulcer analgesia, as well as the systemic absorption of morphine from the topically applied gel. We will document the amount of pain medications taken by participants to determine whether the gel decreases the need for these drugs.
|United States, Kansas|
|The University of Kansas Medical Center|
|Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160|
|United States, Missouri|
|Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Principal Investigator:||Teresa D. Long, MD||The University of Kansas Medical Center|