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IV Acetaminophen in Children Undergoing Palatoplasty

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: NCT01760330
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Unable to obtain funding)
First Posted : January 4, 2013
Last Update Posted : March 8, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tarun Bhalla, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Brief Summary:
This project is being used to assess the utility of intravenous acetaminophen in the pediatric population undergoing palate repairs. This study is a prospective randomized double blinded placebo controlled study. The investigators will have two arms, one group of patients will receive intravenous acetaminophen and one group that will receive a placebo at a total of four doses over 24 hours. The results of this study may affect the intraoperative anesthetic management as well as post-operative surgical management of this specific patient population. The goal is to determine the benefit of adding a non-opioid analgesic and hypothesizing that it may reduce the amount of narcotic consumption in the post anesthesia care unit as well as during the post-operative stay.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cleft Palate Drug: IV acetaminophen Drug: Placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Double-Blinded, Randomized Comparison of Intravenous Acetaminophen Versus Placebo in Children Undergoing Palatoplasty
Study Start Date : December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: IV acetaminophen
IV acetaminophen administered q 4 hrs. for a total of 24 hrs.
Drug: IV acetaminophen
Other Name: Ofirmev

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Normal saline administered IV every 4 hrs. for a total of 24 hrs.
Drug: Placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain [ Time Frame: 24 hrs. post-op. ]
    Pain scores will be assessed.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Opioid consumption [ Time Frame: 24 hrs. post-op ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ASA physical status I or II
  • Presenting for repair of palatoplasty with Drs. Kirschner or Pearson

Exclusion Criteria:

  • ASA physical status > II
  • Underlying Syndrome
  • Significant co-morbid diseases (cardiac, pulmonary, neurological disease)
  • Patients having concomitant procedures (tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, etc.)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01760330

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United States, Ohio
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43205
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nationwide Children's Hospital
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Responsible Party: Tarun Bhalla, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Nationwide Children's Hospital Identifier: NCT01760330    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB12-00709
First Posted: January 4, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 8, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cleft Palate
Jaw Abnormalities
Jaw Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Maxillofacial Abnormalities
Craniofacial Abnormalities
Musculoskeletal Abnormalities
Stomatognathic Diseases
Mouth Abnormalities
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic System Abnormalities
Congenital Abnormalities
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs