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clinical trial
if you have
Children With Fracture Femur
and you are
between 2 and 6
years old
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This is an early phase trial to determine
the dosage and safety of the new treatment.
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The purpose

Fractures of the shaft of femur (FSF) are common in children, especially isolated fractures of the mid-third of the femur which are intensely painful. The pain of the fracture is thought to originate from the femoral shaft periosteum and muscle spasm from the quadriceps mechanism. Fascia iliaca compartment block FIC is easy and simple technique, there is no need for high-skill or expensive equipments. It has higher success rate in more than 90%of the children thigh procedures. Potentially dexmedetomidine has become an alternative to clonidine, it is a highly selective α2 agonist having about an 8-10 times affinity for α2 adrenergic receptors than clonidine and much less α1 effects, which is responsible for the hypnotic and analgesic effects. Perinural dexmedetomidine in combination with bupivacaine or ropivacaine enhance sensory and motor block without neurotoxicity in experimental studies.It has been reported to improve the quality of intrathecal, Epidural, and caudal anesthesia in children. Also, it is safe and effective in IV regional anesthetic and axillary block in adult. No study-up to the date -has been carried to evaluate its effect on the character of fascia iliaca compartment blocks as adjuvant to bupivacaine. The objectives of this study were designed to detect the effects of addition dexmedetomidine (Precedex- Abbot) as adjuvant to bupivacaine for fascia iliaca block on the quality of postoperative analgesia and also to determine its effects on the hemodynamics, recovery behaviors, sedation and possible side effects in children undergoing thigh surgeries (fracture femur).

Provided treatments

  • Procedure: Fascia iliaca compartment block
  • Procedure: Fascia iliaca block
Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01600027. The sponsor of the trial is Mansoura University and it is looking for 28 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Effects of Dexmedetomidine Addition to Bupivacaine on the Quality of Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block (FICB) in Children Undergoing Femur Fracture Surgery