Ibuprofen or Morphine in Treating Pain in Patients Undergoing Pleurodesis for Malignant Pleural Effusion

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    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Updated on 7 November 2020
pleurodesis

Summary

RATIONALE: Morphine and ibuprofen help lessen pain caused by pleurodesis. It is not yet known whether one drug is more effective than the other in lessening pleurodesis-related pain or whether the size of the chest drain tube affects pain. PURPOSE: This randomized clinical trial is studying ibuprofen to see how well it works compared with morphine in treating pain in patients undergoing pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion.

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OBJECTIVES: Primary - To evaluate the efficacy of a non-steroidal based regimen comprising ibuprofen in decreasing post-pleurodesis pain as compared to an opiate-based regimen comprising morphine sulfate in patients with malignant pleural effusion. - To evaluate whether chest drain size influences the amount of post-pleurodesis pain. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to histological tissue type (mesothelioma vs non-mesothelioma) and thoracoscopic procedure. Patients are randomized to 1 of 4 treatment arms. - Arm I: Patients undergo pleurodesis after placement of a large bore chest drain (24F) on day 0 and receive oral ibuprofen 3 times daily for 3 days. The chest tube is removed on day 3. - Arm II: Patients undergo pleurodesis after placement of a small bore chest drain (12F) on day 0 and receive oral ibuprofen 3 times daily for 3 days. The chest tube is removed on day 3. - Arm III: Patients undergo pleurodesis after placement of a large bore chest drain (24F) on day 0 and receive oral morphine sulfate 4 times daily for 3 days. The chest tube is removed on day 3. - Arm IV: Patients undergo pleurodesis after placement of a small bore chest drain (12F) on day 0 and receive oral morphine sulfate 4 times daily for 3 days. The chest tube is removed on day 3. All patients will receive regular background analgesia comprising paracetamol 4 times daily on days 0-3. Patients not adequately treated with these regimens may also receive rescue analgesia comprising morphine sulfate IV on days 0-3. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed at 1, 3, and 6 months, and periodically thereafter.

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Condition Metastasis
Treatment management of therapy complications, ibuprofen, morphine sulfate, pleurodesis
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT00644319
SponsorOxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Last Modified on7 November 2020

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