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Nicotine Patch as an Analgesic Adjuvant After Surgery

2014-08-27 03:39:56 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Effect of nicotine patch as an adjutant for acute pain after surgery.

Description

This is a dose finding trial for nicotine patches as analgesics. Doses used are 5mg/ 10mg/ 15mg or placebo. Primary outcome variable is reported pain score (VAS), secondary is morphine PCA utilization, nausea, sedation, and hemodynamic changes.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Pain

Intervention

nicotine patch, nicotine patch

Location

New York Presbyterian
New York
New York
United States
10032

Status

Recruiting

Source

Columbia University

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:39:56-0400

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