Paravertebral Block for Breast Surgery
The effect of paravertebral block in combination with general anaesthesia is studied in a double blind fashion.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Prevention
- Nausea and vomiting 2 hours postoperatively, and 1 and 2 days postoperatively [ Time Frame: 2 days ]
- Dosage of analgesic [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2006|
Patients having surgery for breast cancer receive a paravertebral blockade at C8-Th4 with either Naropin 0.5% or saline. General anaesthesia is then provided with laryngeal mask intubation, propofol infusion and fentanyl i.v. as needed. The effect on postoperative pain ([VAS] and fentanyl PCA doses taken) and postoperative nausea and vomiting is recorded.
|Dept of Anesthesiology, Aarhus University Hospital|
|Aarhus, Denmark, DK 8000|
|Principal Investigator:||Palle Carlsson, MD Dr Sci||Dept anesthesiology, Arhus University Hospital|