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Therapeutic Topic Use of Chamomilla Recutita in Phlebitis Due to Peripheral Intravenous Therapy

Phase 3
18 Years
Not Enrolling

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Trial Information

Therapeutic Topic Use of Chamomilla Recutita in Phlebitis Due to Peripheral Intravenous Therapy

The hypothesis adopted was that patients with phlebitis due to peripheral intravenous
infusion in anti-neoplasm chemotherapy, treated with a compress of Chamomilla recutita
infusion for 20 minutes three times per day, would present a shorter phlebitis regression
time in comparison with patients treated with a lukewarm water compress.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Subjects with cancer who had infusion phlebitis during the administration of
intravenous chemotherapy peripheral under hospitalization.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Report made by the subject of study, prior hypersensitivity reaction or presentation
during the research, adverse reaction to chamomile or any plant of the family
Asteraceae ou Compositae: margarida (Aster tripolium), crisântemo (Chrysanthemum
leucanthemum), artemísia or isopo santo (Artemísia vulgaris), carpineira or ambrósia
americana (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) and senécio (Senecio jacobaea L.);

- Prescription during the process of data collection, some kind of anti-inflammatory
with systemic or topical activity where it was located phlebitis, and, upon the
occurrence of bacterial phlebitis, had been prescribed topical or systemic antibiotic

- Refusal of the subject to participate in the study, regardless of the time.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

phlebitis regression time

Outcome Time Frame:

medium of 7 days

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Paula ED Reis, RN, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of Sao Paulo


Brazil: Ethics Committee

Study ID:




Start Date:

September 2004

Completion Date:

September 2008

Related Keywords:

  • Phlebitis
  • phlebitis
  • Chamomilla recutita
  • Catheterization peripheral
  • Phlebitis