Dexmedetomidine as a Rapid Bolus in Children for Emergence Agitation

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2012 by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Hospira, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Peter J Davis MD, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01528891
First received: February 6, 2012
Last updated: August 30, 2013
Last verified: February 2012
  Purpose

To Determine The Efficacy of a Rapid Bolus Injection of Dexmedetomidine on the Incidence of Emergence Agitation in Anesthetized Children and the Cardiovascular Profile of a Rapid Bolus Injection of Dexmedetomidine.


Condition Intervention Phase
Tonsillectomy
Drug: Dexmedetomidine
Other: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Dexmedetomidine as a Rapid Bolus for Treatment and Prophylactic Prevention of Emergence Agitation in Anesthetized Children

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Further study details as provided by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiovascular Measurements [ Time Frame: 5 Minutes after injection ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Vital Signs will be measured and recorded every minute for the first 5 minutes after injection


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of emergence agitation [ Time Frame: First 30 minutes in recovery room ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Using a Pediatric Anesthesia Emergence Delirium (PAED) score, emergence agitation scores will be recorded.


Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: January 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Dexmedetomidine
Dexmedetomidine
Drug: Dexmedetomidine
0.5 micrograms/Kilogram one time bolus 5 minutes prior to the end of surgery
Other Name: Precedex
Placebo Comparator: placebo Other: Placebo

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years to 10 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children undergoing tonsillectomy with and without adenoidectomy and myringotomy and tube insertion
  • ASA 1,2,3
  • females who have started menses but have a negative urine pregnancy test

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with known dysrhythmias,
  • not recovering in the ICU
  • developmental delay,
  • autism communication disorder
  • bleeding disorder
  • PI discretion
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01528891

Contacts
Contact: Denise j McCarthy, BSN 412 692 5585 mccarthydj@anes.upmc.edu

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh Recruiting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15224
Contact: Denise McCarthy, RN    412-692-5585    mccarthydj@anes.upmc.edu   
Principal Investigator: PETER J DAVIS, MD         
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Recruiting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15224
Contact: Denise J McCarthy, BSN    412-692-5585    mccarthydj@anes.upmc.edu   
Principal Investigator: Peter J Davis, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Hospira, Inc.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Peter J Davis, MD Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Peter J Davis MD, Anesthesiologist-in-Chief, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01528891     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRO11070498
Study First Received: February 6, 2012
Last Updated: August 30, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh:
tonsillectomy
emergence agitation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dexmedetomidine
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Adrenergic alpha-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

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