Last updated on February 2018

Treatment of Renal Colic in the Emergency Departement (ED).


Brief description of study

to evaluate the analgesic effect of a standard dose of intravenous magnesium added to intramuscular diclofenac compared to intravenous lidocaine combined to intramuscular diclofenac or intramuscular diclofenac alone in patients presenting to the emergency department with renal colic and whether it can reduce opioid consumption.

Detailed Study Description

Magnesium (MgSO4) is a N-Methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist and is thought to be involved in the modulation of pain. There has been little direct evidence that MgSO4 relieve neuropathic pain and prevents opioid-induced hyperalgesia in humans.

Intramuscular Diclofenac seems to offer the most effective sustained analgesia for renal colic in the ED and has few side effects.

Lidocain became the agent of choice in visceral and central pain. Intravenous lidocain is effective in the management of neuropathic pain such as diabetic neuropathy, post-surgical pain, post herpetic pain, headaches, and neurological malignancies. At low doses, lidocain is known a relatively safe medication. Lidocain seems an effective treatment who can be administrated in the renal colic.

Objective of study :

The aim of this study is to evaluate the analgesic effect of a standard dose of intravenous magnesium added to intramuscular diclofenac compared to intravenous lidocain combined to intramuscular diclofenac or intramuscular diclofenac alone in patients presenting to the emergency department with renal colic and whether it can reduce opioid consumption.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03199924

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