Gabapentin as an adjunct for pain management during dilation and evacuation: A randomized controlled trial
Awarded 2017
Complex Family Planning Fellowship Research
Ashley Brant, DO, MPH
Washington Hospital Center

We propose a randomized controlled double-blinded trial comparing gabapentin 600 mg to placebo as an adjunct to moderate sedation among patients undergoing outpatient same-day dilation and evacuation. The primary study outcome is pain during dilation and evacuation as recorded by 100-mm VAS. Secondary outcomes include need for additional doses of IV sedation, perioperative pain, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, and patient satisfaction with pain management.