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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Gallbladder Inflammation
and you are
between 18 and 75
years old
The primary goal of this phase is to monitor the long-term effects.
The treatment is already on the market.
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The purpose

Opioids are the corner stone in the treatment of post operative pain. Because of the several side effects of opiods, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are usually added postoperatively to decrease the total requirements of opioids. However, non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have side effects of their own. Vitamin C, with virtually no side effects when used on short-term basis, has been shown to have promising analgesic effects in chronic pain and acute pain relief following orthopedic surgeries. The investigators propose to assess the role of a prophylactic single dose (2g) of vitamin C in reducing the intensity of pain and the consumption of opioids in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy at AUB-MC. All eligible patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy at AUB-MC will be included in the study. Patients will be randomized into two groups to receive either single dose oral vitamin C (2g) (Study Group) or identically looking placebo capsules (Control Group). Both the patients and the investigation team will be blinded to the type of intervention. Intraoperative anesthesia management will be similar for both groups. Postoperative pain control will be achieved with patient controlled analgesia via a patient controlled morphine pump in both groups. At several time intervals and up to 24 hours postoperatively, the pain scores, morphine consumptions, nausea/vomiting scores, sedation scales, itching scales, and patient satisfaction scales will be obtained for all patients. Also, the peak vitamin C concentration will be determined for each patient. Patients demographics will be obtained and compared between both groups. The differences in pain scores, morphine consumptions, nausea/vomiting scores, and sedation, itching, and patient satisfaction scales will be compared between the two groups with the Student-t test, the analysis of variance, the Fisher exact test, and the Kruskal-Wallis test. The peak vitamin C plasma concentration will be correlated with the pain scores in each group using regression analysis. This study will provide relevant information on whether a single dose (2g) of vitamin C can reduce morphine requirements and non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs need and thus eliminating their side effects in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Provided treatments

  • Drug: Ascorbic Acid

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01322061. The sponsor of the trial is American University of Beirut Medical Center and it is looking for 80 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
The Role of a Single Oral Dose (2g) of Vitamin C in Reducing Intensity of Pain and Opioids Consumption in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. A Randomized, Double-blinded, Placebo-controlled Study