Dexmedetomidine infusion in pain management during low back surgery Dexmedetomidine is an alpha-2-adrenergic agonist that is used mainly for sedation in the intensive care unit. Alpha-2-adrenoceptors agonists have several beneficial actions in a surgical patient. They decrease symphatetic tone, reduce anesthetic and opioid requirements and cause sedation and analgesia. Pain after low back surgery is intense and can become chronic. We need a new drug to manage pain during postoperative period and to prevent chronic pain. DEXPAIN-study has been approved by Kuopio university hospitals ethics committee. Study is single centered, randomized and placebo-controlled study. A total of 60 patients scheduled for low back surgery will be enrolled in this study. Patients eligibility will be assessed by pre-determined inclusion-exclusion-criteria. Purpose of this study is to determine does Dexmedetomidine infusion provide pain management in the postoperative period and prevent chronic pain. Patient

Trial Profile

Dexmedetomidine infusion in pain management during low back surgery Dexmedetomidine is an alpha-2-adrenergic agonist that is used mainly for sedation in the intensive care unit. Alpha-2-adrenoceptors agonists have several beneficial actions in a surgical patient. They decrease symphatetic tone, reduce anesthetic and opioid requirements and cause sedation and analgesia. Pain after low back surgery is intense and can become chronic. We need a new drug to manage pain during postoperative period and to prevent chronic pain. DEXPAIN-study has been approved by Kuopio university hospitals ethics committee. Study is single centered, randomized and placebo-controlled study. A total of 60 patients scheduled for low back surgery will be enrolled in this study. Patients eligibility will be assessed by pre-determined inclusion-exclusion-criteria. Purpose of this study is to determine does Dexmedetomidine infusion provide pain management in the postoperative period and prevent chronic pain. Patient

Recruiting
Phase of Trial: Phase IV

Latest Information Update: 10 Mar 2016

At a glance

  • Drugs Dexmedetomidine (Primary)
  • Indications Postoperative pain
  • Focus Therapeutic Use
  • Most Recent Events

    • 10 Mar 2016 New trial record
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