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Reducing Ketamine-Induced Agitation, by Midazolam or Haloperidol Premedication After Adult Procedural Sedation

2016-09-21 20:23:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Ketamine is the cornerstone of procedural sedation in emergency department but ketamine induced agitation has limited its usage by many physicians. As a solution, some propose using midazolam or haloperidol before ketamine injection. In this randomized double blind clinical trial, patients who are eligible for sedation by ketamine are allocated in 3 groups. In first group, the patients will receive 0.05 mg/kg midazolam, in second group 5 mg of haloperidol and in 3rd group a placebo five minutes before receiving the sedative dose of ketamine (1 mg/kg). The patients are assessed for agitation during and after the procedure the clinician's satisfaction with sedation instrument is evaluated after the procedure.

Description

Ketamine is the cornerstone of procedural sedation in emergency department but ketamine induced agitation has limited its usage by many physicians. As a solution, some propose using midazolam or haloperidol before ketamine injection. In this randomized double blind clinical trial, patients who are eligible for sedation by ketamine are allocated in 3 groups. In first group, the patients will receive 0.05 mg/kg midazolam, in second group 5 mg of haloperidol and in 3rd group a placebo five minutes before receiving the sedative dose of ketamine (1 mg/kg). The patients are assessed for agitation during and after the procedure the clinician's satisfaction with sedation instrument is evaluated after the procedure. The investigator will fill standard questionnaires for agitation assessment (Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale and Pittsburgh Agitation Scale).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Ketamine Induced Agitation

Intervention

Midazolam, Haloperidol, placebo, Ketamine

Location

Sina Hospital
Tehran
Iran, Islamic Republic of

Status

Recruiting

Source

Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-09-21T20:23:22-0400

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