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Analgesic Strategies in Newborns Receiving Prostaglandin Therapy

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: NCT00200590
Recruitment Status : Terminated (More important number of SAE in one arms)
First Posted : September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 21, 2008
Information provided by:
Nantes University Hospital

Brief Summary:
This is a randomised trial comparing the efficacy of 3 different analgesic strategies in newborns on prostaglandin for ductus dependent congenital heart disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pain Drug: acetaminophen and nalbuphine Drug: acetaminophen and morphine Drug: acetaminophen and reduced dosage of prostaglandin Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Analgesic Strategies in Newborns Receiving Prostaglandin Therapy
Study Start Date : December 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2006

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain score [ Time Frame: before inclusion and at 8 hours (H8), H24, H48, H72 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence of apnea
  2. Need for mechanical ventilation
  3. Incidence of fever
  4. Pattern of feeding (oral, nasogastric [NG] tubing, parenteral nutrition)

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Full-term newborn
  • Under one month of age
  • With ductus dependent congenital heart disease requiring prostaglandin infusion and elevated pain score

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindication to either morphine, acetaminophen, or nalbuphine
  • Other painful condition
  • Poor neurological condition
  • Cardiac instability requiring urgent surgery

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00200590

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Nantes University Hospital
Nantes, France, 44093
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nantes University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Véronique Gournay, MD Nantes UH
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Responsible Party: Dr Véronique Gournay, CHU de Nantes Identifier: NCT00200590    
Other Study ID Numbers: BRD/03/7-D
First Posted: September 20, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 21, 2008
Last Verified: April 2008
Keywords provided by Nantes University Hospital:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic