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Haloperidol Prophylaxis in Cardiac Surgery for Patients at Risk for Delirium

2015-04-07 09:23:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Will the use of prophylactic Haloperidol for patients undergoing open heart surgery reduce the incidence, duration, and severity of post cardiotomy delirium?

Description

Pilot study for feasibility and safety, n = 40, haloperidol 1mg vs. placebo BID administered night before and day of surgery, then continued for total 72hrs post-op, if delirium occurs study drug is stopped and usual standard of care implemented by MRP.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Postoperative Confusion

Intervention

Haloperidol, Placebo

Location

Hamilton General Site
Hamilton
Ontario
Canada
L8L 2X2

Status

Recruiting

Source

McMaster University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-04-07T09:23:22-0400

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