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Analgesic Effect of Breastmilk for Procedural Pain in Preterm Infants (BMoS)

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: NCT00908401
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2009 by Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Creteil.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 25, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2009
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Brief Summary:

Hypothesis: Breastmilk has a more powerful analgesic effect than oral sucrose to avoid procedural pain in preterm neonates.

The objective is to test this hypothesis in a randomized, controlled study using a standardized and validated pain scale (DAN). The sample size is 21 preterm infants in each two groups. The main end point is a reduction of the risk to have a DAN superior to 1 from 80% with oral sucrose to 40% with breastmilk.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Procedural Pain Other: Breastmilk Other: Oral Sucrose Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 42 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Breastmilk or Oral Sucrose Solution in Preterm Neonates for Procedural Pain: a Randomized, Controlled Study
Study Start Date : April 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2009

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Drug Information available for: Sucrose

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: sucrose
This group will receive oral sucrose for procedural pain
Other: Oral Sucrose
oral sucrose: 0.2 ml one time 1 minute before the painful procedure with a pacifier

Experimental: breastmilk
this group will receive breastmilk as analgesic product to avoid procedural pain
Other: Breastmilk
Breastmilk: 0.2 ml

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Decrement from 80 to 40% of frequency of DAN's scale score superior to 1 using breastmilk instead of oral sucrose [ Time Frame: One time during day 3 or 4 then day 7 to 10 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 10 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • preterm neonates born before 27 and 29+6 weeks GA
  • blood sampling procedure
  • obtention of parental consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • congenital malformation
  • intravenous continuous analgesia
  • contraindications to feed
  • high grade intracerebral hemorrhage

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00908401

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Contact: Elodie Zana, MD +33 1 45 17 54 39

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Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal de Creteil Recruiting
Creteil, France, 94000
Principal Investigator: Elodie Zana, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Creteil
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Principal Investigator: Elodie Zana, MD Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Creteil
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Responsible Party: Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal de Creteil Identifier: NCT00908401    
Other Study ID Numbers: CHICreteil
First Posted: May 25, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 25, 2009
Last Verified: May 2009
Keywords provided by Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Creteil:
oral sucrose
preterm neonates
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pain, Procedural
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms