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Boston, Massachusetts 02114


Dexmedetomidine is a sedative drug approved for adult patients, intubated, in intensive care units. We are studying whether this drug is cardiovascularly safe in pediatric patients who have recently been burned.

Study summary:

This is an ascending dose study evaluating the cardiovascular safety of dexmedetomidine bolus/infusions in acutely burned pediatric patients. The study entails a bolus of dexmedetomidine, followed by 2 hours of increasing infusion doses. Cardiovascular parameters including EKG, heart rate, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, are recorded.


Inclusion Criteria: - pediatric patient - >25% total body surface area (tbsa) burn and < 90% tbsa - opioid requirements > 0.1 mg/kg/hour of morphine (or equivalent) - midazolam requirement > 0.1 mg/kg/hour - treatment team determined that patient should be started on dexmedetomidine Exclusion Criteria: - hemodynamically unstable patients (epinephrine > 1.0 ug/kg/min, levophed > 0.75 ug/kg/min, dopamine > 10 ug/kg/min) - pregnant patients - patients with history of heart block - patients with congenital heart disease - patients with significant hepatic dysfunction - patients with urine output < 0.5 ml/kg/hour [averaged] over past 24 hours



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Erik S Shank, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

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Location Contact:

Boston, Massachusetts 02114
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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