Clinical Quality Improvement of Benzodiazepine-Resistant Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2012 by University of Pittsburgh.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Hospira, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01652326
First received: July 20, 2012
Last updated: July 25, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
  Purpose

The overarching goal of this project is to improve the clinical quality of patients with Benzodiazepine-resistant alcohol withdrawal syndrome.


Condition Intervention
Benzodiazepine-resistant Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
Drug: Diazepam

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Clinical Quality Improvement of Benzodiazepine-Resistant Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

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Further study details as provided by University of Pittsburgh:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Identify those risk factors predictive of benzodiazepine-resistant alcohol withdrawal syndrome [ Time Frame: up to 38 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Drug utilization of phenobarbital, propofol, dexmedetomidine, and ketamine in benzodiazepine-resistant alcohol withdrawal syndrome [ Time Frame: Up to 38 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Will compare the frequency, duration and dosages of the above agents when used for benzodiazepine-resistant alcohol withdrawal

  • Effectiveness of phenobarbital, propofol, dexmedetomidine, and ketamine in benzodiazepine-resistant alcohol withdrawal [ Time Frame: Up to 38 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Comparative markers will include:

    1. Presence or absence of the following: delirium tremens, hallucinosis, seizures, or arrhythmias
    2. Indication and duration of mechanical intubation
    3. Nosocomial infection rates
    4. ICU length of stay

  • Tolerability of phenobarbital, propofol, dexmedetomidine, and ketamine in benzodiazepine-resistant alcohol withdrawal [ Time Frame: Up to 38 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

    Comparative markers will include:

    1. Rikers Sedation Scale Assessments
    2. Hypotension
    3. Hypertriglyceridemia/Pancreatitis
    4. Drug induced hallucinosis or seizures


Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: July 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Benzodiazepine-resistant
those patients with either 1) a requirement of either 200 mg of diazepam (or diazepam equivalents) in 4 hrs; 2) >40mg of diazepam (or diazepam equivalents) in 1 hr; or 3) an individual dose of 40 mg or greater of intravenous diazepam for control of agitation
Drug: Diazepam

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

hospitalized inpatients

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

either

  1. a requirement of either 200 mg of diazepam (or diazepam equivalents) in 4 hrs;
  2. > 40mg of diazepam (or diazepam equivalents) in 1 hr; or
  3. an individual dose of 40 mg or greater of intravenous diazepam for control of agitation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • if < 18 years of age or had evidence of use of other illicit substances as determined by urine toxicology screen
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01652326

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Hospira, Inc.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Pittsburgh
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01652326     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UPittsburgh 0031860
Study First Received: July 20, 2012
Last Updated: July 25, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Substance Withdrawal Syndrome
Substance-Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Diazepam
Anticonvulsants
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Antiemetics
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Central Nervous System Depressants
Muscle Relaxants, Central
Neuromuscular Agents
Anti-Anxiety Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Anesthetics, Intravenous
Anesthetics, General
Anesthetics
GABA Modulators
GABA Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Adjuvants, Anesthesia

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