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An Analgesia Protocol for Acute Renal Colic in the Emergency Department

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 19, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 18, 2007
Information provided by:
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Brief Summary:
An analgesia protocol for acute renal colic will lead to faster significant reductions in pain than prior practice.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Kidney Stone Drug: Toradol Drug: Morphine Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
A retrospective study was performed that assessed the time to significant analgesia and medications used to achieve analgesia in the DHMC ED. Based upon this a prospective pain management protocol was designed and we will track the difference in time to significant pain relief between the two groups.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 45 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Analgesia Protocol for Acute Renal Colic in the DHMC Emergency Department
Study Start Date : February 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2007

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to significant pain relief [ Time Frame: Within emergency department ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Kidney stone on stone protocol CT scan
  • Acute pain from a kidney stone

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18 or > 65
  • Pregnant women
  • Contraindications to NSAID's or opiates

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00504283

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United States, New Hampshire
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Peter L Steinberg, MD DHMC dept of Urology
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00504283    
Other Study ID Numbers: CPHS 20569
First Posted: July 19, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 18, 2007
Last Verified: October 2007
Keywords provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center:
Renal colic, pain, protocol, emergency department
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Kidney Calculi
Renal Colic
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Urinary Calculi
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Ketorolac Tromethamine
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors