Last updated on May 2018

Intravenous Lidocaine for Post-Tonsillectomy Pain in Pediatric Patients


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to determine whether giving lidocaine intravenously during and after a tonsillectomy surgery is effective in decreasing postoperative pain.

Detailed Study Description

The purpose of this study is to determine whether giving lidocaine intravenously during and after a tonsillectomy surgery is effective in decreasing postoperative pain when compared to placebo.

Participants will be in one of two arms. Those in Arm 1 will receive a lidocaine bolus and infusion throughout the initial recovery period while those in Arm 2 will receive an equal volume of normal saline. Subjects will be monitored and assessed for pain during their time in the hospital and followed up on at home for a week after the surgery. Primary outcomes will be measure of pain. Secondary outcome measures will include pain medication use, emergence delirium, incidence of laryngospasm, and side effects.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02595463

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