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Ketamine Clinical Trials

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Id: NCT01679353

Organisation Name: Yonsei University

Overal Status: Completed

Start Date: September 2012

Last Update: June 12, 2014

Lead Sponsor: Yonsei University

Brief Summary: A caudal anesthesia is one of the most commonly used technique providing intra and postoperative analgesia in pediatric low abdominal surgery. The practice of adding adjunct analgesic drugs to local anesthetics for caudal block is common. The most commonly used drugs are opioids, clonidine, and ketamine. However, their use has been limited by adverse effects in children.

Recently, the importance of magnesium in analgesic effects has been increased. Magnesium is the fourth most abundant cation in the body. It has antinociceptive effects in human and these effects are primarily based on the regulation of calcium influx into the cell. Magnesium is a physiological calcium antagonist and blocks N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor and such NMDA antagonism prevents the central sensitization from nociceptive stimulation. Many study suggested that epidurally administered magnesium could reduce the postoperative pain in adults. But few studies are available about the use of magnesium in pediatrics.

The investigators performed prospective randomized double-blind study to examine the analgesic effect of magnesium added to ropivacaine and ropivacaine alone in caudal analgesia on postoperative pain control in pediatric patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair.

80 children (aged 2- 6 yr) undergoing inguinal hernia repair were included in this prospective, randomized, double-blinded study. After inhalation induction of general anesthesia, caudal block was applied. Patients were randomly assigned in two groups. Normal saline 0.5mL added to ropivacaine 0.15% 1.0 ml/kg was administered to Group R , Magnesium 50mg (Magnesium 10% 0.5mL)added to ropivacaine 0.15% 1.0ml/kg to Group MR. Postoperative pain was recorded at 30min and 1,2,3 h by using Hospital of Eastern Ontario Pain Scale (CHEOPS, 0-10) and Faces Legs Activity Cry Consolability tool (FLACC, 0-10). Participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 3 hours.

After discharge, rescue analgesic consumption, pain scores (Parents Postoperative Pain Measurement, PPPM), and adverse effects were evaluated for 48h.

The time to first supplemental oral analgesic medication demand was defined as the time from the end of surgery to the first registration of a PPPM( 0 - 15) ≥ 6 by parent's observation. 48 hours after surgery, reports of delayed side effects and demands for rescue analgesics from the child were gathered from parents via a telephone interview.

  • Inguinal Hernia

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