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Morphine Titration by Patient Self-controlled by a Mechanical Device Versus Administration by the Nurse for Patients With Severe Acute Pain in the Emergency Department (TACIDOU)

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: NCT02152176
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 2, 2014
Last Update Posted : June 30, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Angers

Brief Summary:

Intense acute pain is a common reason for Emergency admittance and its management is one of the major public health goals.

In the recommendations formalized experts, it is recommended to use a protocol titration with morphine bolus of 2 mg (for patients less than 60 kg) or 3 mg (for patients over 60 kg) repeated every 5 minutes with a target of the Visual Analog Scale less than or equal to 30.

Despite these specific recommendations and a broad awareness of the teams, management of pain remains to be improved, the major difficulty of morphine titration at the emergency department being the availability of paramedical personnel to perform revaluations and reinjection. Thus, effective analgesia would be obtained in 50% of cases to 30 minutes.

The investigators want to study the self-controlled morphine titration by the patient by a mechanical device for single use (efficacy/safety).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acute Pain Device: Titration of morphine by Patient Controlled Analgesy Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Titration Morphinique autocontrôlée Par le Patient Par un Dispositif mécanique à Usage Unique Versus Administration Par l'infirmière Chez Les Patients Ayant Une Douleur aiguë sévère Aux Urgences.
Study Start Date : July 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Patient Controlled Analgesy group
Titration of morphine by Patient Controlled Analgesy. The opioid titration will be performed by the patient using PCA (Vygon Freedom 5) according to the principle of self with a refractory period of 5 minutes.
Device: Titration of morphine by Patient Controlled Analgesy
PCA is never used for titration but only for relay of titration. Self-controlled analgesia by PCA is our intervention.

No Intervention: Control group
titration will be perform in the usual manner in accordance with the recommendations : a nurse will assess pain using a visual analog scale in the control group to assess the need for a new bolus of morphine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Visual Analog Scale <30 [ Time Frame: 30min ]
    Evaluate the effectiveness of the analgesia of morphine titration self-controlled by the patient using a PCA device for single use ("PCA" group) opposing to an opioid titration carried out by the nurse (group 'Control')

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluate the effectiveness in the group Patient Controlled Analgesy [ Time Frame: 4h ]
    • time to obtain effective analgesia from prescirption
    • consumption of morphine
    • Visual Analog Scale evolution
    • percentage of patients relieved defined by VAS <40, 1 hour after the prescription of opioid titration

  2. Satisfaction [ Time Frame: 4h ]
    • patient satisfaction
    • nurse satisfaction
    • time to prepare morphine titration

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Assess the safety in the group Patient Controlled Analgesy [ Time Frame: 4h ]
    • adverse events du to morphine
    • adverse events du to medical/nursing support

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Admission to an emergency department
  • Acute pain (Visual Analog Scale > 60)
  • Able to assess pain using the numerical scale
  • Prescription of morphine titration

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Physical or mental disorders limiting the understanding and / or use of a PCA
  • History of allergy to morphine / hypersensitivity to any component
  • Long-term treatment morphine
  • Opioid therapy administered prior to inclusion
  • Analgesic treatment level 2 (codeine, tramadol, nefopam ...) administered prior to inclusion or planned
  • History of Substance Abuse
  • Severe respiratory insufficiency
  • Severe hepatic impairment
  • Head trauma
  • Intracranial hypertension
  • Uncontrolled epilepsy
  • Pregnant or lactating
  • Patient jailed
  • Incapacitated adult under guardianship
  • Incapable of giving informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02152176

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SCHOTTE Thibault
Angers, France, 49933
Le Mans, France
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Angers
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Study Chair: ROY Pierre-Marie, MD-PhD UH Angers
Principal Investigator: SCHOTTE Thibault, Physician UH Angers
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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Angers Identifier: NCT02152176    
Other Study ID Numbers: AOI 2013-08
First Posted: June 2, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 30, 2016
Last Verified: June 2016
Keywords provided by University Hospital, Angers:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Acute Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents