Please note that this trial is no longer recruiting patients at this time
To compare the effectiveness of these two pain medications to relieve pain and to determine if the side effects that can be caused by medications in this family of drugs are equivalent for each of the two drugs being studied (fentanyl vs hydromorphone).
Background and Rationale
Continuous infusion of pain medications in the morphine family is commonplace as a pain management tool for canine patients admitted to veterinary ICU. Escalating costs and manufacturer shortages of pain medications have triggered use of alternative drugs for infusion (eg, hydromorphone vs fentanyl). Comparison of effectiveness and quality of these pain infusions has not been performed. We hypothesize that these two medications infusions will have equal effectiveness and comparable side effects when being used routinely for relief of pain in dogs admitted to an ICU.
Improved health and cost benefits for patients & owners
None (standard physical exam & observational monitoring)
Dogs older than 1 year
Butorphanol administration in past 6 hours
Fentanyl patch in past 8 hours
Use of epidural catheter for pain control
Dr. Shane Bateman (PI)
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Vicky Sabine (PhD), Clinical Research Coordinator
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