This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition fiberoptic bronchoscopy
Treatment 50% nitrous oxide and 50% oxygen (meopa)
Phase phase 3
Sponsor Hospices Civils de Lyon
Start date November 2006
Trial size 64 participants
Trial identifier NCT00392522, 2004.417


Fiberoptic bronchoscopy may generate pain, anxiety or cough and dyspnea. It may then induce discomfort and then run down its yield. Systematic local anaesthesia does not always suffice and FOB may be conducted under general anaesthesia. Premixed nitrous oxide and oxygen (MEOPA) could be efficient to avoid general anesthesia risks and to reduce organizational costs. Nitrous oxide induces anaelgesia and anxiolysis when administered in oxygen at a 50% concentration.

MEOPA is being delivered in France for every short painful medical in-patients procedure since 2001. At a concentration of 50% in oxygen, and delivered through a facial mask, it produces a conscious sedation useful during endoscopy. MEOPA safety is due to its short term effect, which ends 5 minutes after cessation of inhalation. It therefore allows ambulatory medicine.

Two randomized double blind controlled studies were driven in fiberoptic bronchoscopy (Fauroux 2004, Atassi 2005) and showed its efficacy on pain control and sedation.

We will perform our Study to estimate MEOPA efficacy in term of pain control (Visual Analogic Scale (VAS)), anxiety control (COVI Scale), cough and number of general anaesthesias, comparing FOB under MEOPA and Oxygen (double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double-blind
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

Efficacy in term of pain control Visual Analogic Scale
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Secondary Outcomes

anxiety control (COVI Scale)
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number of general anaesthesias
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Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 90 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Man or woman over 18 who should undergo a fiberoptic bronchoscopy (inpatient and outpatient) Exclusion Criteria: - Child under 18 - Pneumothorax - ocular surgery in the previous 3 months, - intracranial overpressure - lucidity impairment - emphysema bullae - face trauma - angina pectoris - hemodynamic instability - acute respiratory distress - hypercapnia > 45 mm Hg - pregnancy - lidocaine allergia - lack of approuval from the patient to perform the study will of the patient to undergo FOB with premixed nitrous oxide-oxygen

Additional Information

Official title 50% Nitrous Oxide and 50% Oxygen (MEOPA) Conscious Sedation Versus Placebo in Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy : Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study
Principal investigator Corinne DEPAGNE, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2007.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Hospices Civils de Lyon.