Last updated on June 2019

Nebulized Morphine in Chest Trauma Patients: A Prospective Study


Brief description of study

This is a prospective study carried out from 2014 to 2016 including patients aged 18 years, admitted for isolated chest trauma. Each patient received a nebulization of 10 mg morphine. If Visual Analog Score (VAS) assessed after 10 minutes still> 4, nebulization was repeated every 10 minutes until pain relief. At 30 minutes, VAS> 4 means failure.

Detailed Study Description

The aim of this study was to determine the predictive factors of nebulized morphine failure in patients with chest trauma and to establish a score based on these factors to guide the analgesic protocol.

Methods: This is a prospective study carried out from 2014 to 2016 including patients aged 18 years, admitted for isolated chest trauma. Each patient received a nebulization of 10 mg morphine. If Visual Analog Score (VAS) assessed after 10 minutes still> 4, nebulization was repeated every 10 minutes until pain relief. At 30 minutes, VAS> 4 means failure.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03580187

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