Study of a Drug Called "Ketamine" and How Much is in the Bloodstream of Infants and Children Who Have Undergone Surgery. Ketamine is a standard-of- Care Medication Used in the Intensive Care Unit at Stanford for Sedation and Anesthesia.
Dosing of medications is based on the plasma level achieved with a given dose and how long the medicine remains in the body. This study is called pharmacokinetics-that is, what the body does to the medication. Ketamine is an intravenous medication used for anesthesia and sedation in children. However the pharmacokinetics of Ketamine has not been systematically studied. We propose to study the pharmacokinetics of ketamine in different age groups of children ranging from infants to teenagers.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Pharmacokinetics of Ketamine in Infants and Children|
- Pharmacokinetics [ Time Frame: 8 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Open label study of the pharmacokinetics of ketamine used during surgery. The dose will be standardized for all subjects at 2 mg/kg (IV) over 5 minutes, once the patient's surgery is underway.
2mg/kg intravenous dose of Ketamine will be administered over 5 minutes (this is the usual dose and manner in which ketamine is administered). This is a one-time dose.
Other Name: Ketalar, Ketaset, Ketanest
|United States, California|
|Stanford University School of Medicine|
|Stanford, California, United States, 94305|
|Principal Investigator:||Chandra Ramamoorthy||Stanford University|