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The Effects of Patient Features on Opioid Induced End-Tidal CO2

Information source: Albany Medical College
Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on February 07, 2013
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Opioid Use During Medical Care

Phase: N/A

Status: Recruiting

Sponsored by: Albany Medical College


Emergency department patients receiving opioid pain medicine such as morphine, fentanyl or Dilaudid are eligible. After medication exhaled carbon dioxide is measured. and recorded.

Clinical Details

Official title: The Effect of Patient Features on Opioid Induced End-Tidal CO2

Study design: Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Detailed description: Emergency department patients receiving opioid pain medicine such as morphine, fentanyl, or Dilaudid are eligible. After receiving the pain medication, a small soft plastic tube will be placed between the upper lip and nose. This tube is used to measure the amount of carbon dioxide the patient is breathing out. It can also be used to deliver oxygen if the provider feels the patient needs it. The carbon dioxide breathed out is measured and collected. Other information collected are height, weight, and vital signs. Patient participation time is approximately 2 hours during the emergency department visit.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- non intubated patients receiving intravenous opioid medications

Exclusion Criteria:

- mechanically ventilated patients

- patients with physiologic shock

Locations and Contacts

Albany Medical Center Emergency Department, Albany, New York 12208, United States; Recruiting
Wayne Triner, DO, Phone: 518-262-3773, Email: trinerw@mail.amc.edu
Nancy Robak, RN, MPH, Phone: 518-262-3773, Email: robakn@mail.amc.edu
Howard Smith, MD, Sub-Investigator
Additional Information

Starting date: August 2010
Last updated: June 10, 2011

Page last updated: February 07, 2013

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