Distances From Cricoid Cartilage to the Targets of Stellate Ganglion Block

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified January 2013 by Yonsei University
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
jong bum Choi, Yonsei University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01601925
First received: May 3, 2012
Last updated: January 23, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
  Purpose

Stellate ganglion block targets are C6 transverse process or C7 transverse process in anterior paratracheal approach which is most popular method. Cricoid cartilage is known that it is located at C6 level in supine neutral position of the neck. But stellate ganglion block is performed in supine extended position of the neck. So cricoid cartilage will move up to cephalad direction and pain doctors should find C6 or C7 transverse process at lower neck area than cricoid cartilage.


Condition Intervention
Herpes Zoster
CRPS
Other: supine extended position of the neck

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Distances From Cricoid Cartilage to the Targets of Stellate Ganglion Block

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Further study details as provided by Yonsei University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • the distances from cricoid cartilage to C6, C7 transverse process in supine neutral and extended position of the neck [ Time Frame: up to 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The distances from cricoid cartilage to C6, C7 transverse process will be measured in supine neural position and extended position of the neck up to 1 week after agreement to enroll


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • the sexual difference in the distances from cricoid cartilage to C6, C7 transverse process in supine neutral or extended position of the neck [ Time Frame: up to 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The sexual difference in the distances from cricoid cartilage to C6,C7 transverse process will be measured in supine neural position and extended position of the neck up to 1 week after agreement to enroll


Estimated Enrollment: 42
Study Start Date: January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: neck extended group
We measured the distances from cricoid cartilage to C6 or C7 transverse process in supine neutral and extended position of the neck.
Other: supine extended position of the neck
we measure the distances from cricoid cartilage to C6 or C7 transverse process in supine neutral and extended position of the neck
Other Name: supine extended position of the neck

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adults above age of 20 reserved for musculoskeletal ultrasonography

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. past history of neck surgery
  2. the limitation of neck motion due to rheumatoid arthritis, et al.
  3. severe neck pain
  4. inability to communicate or read or write
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01601925

Contacts
Contact: Jong B Choi 82-2-2019-6093 romeojb@naver.com

Locations
Korea, Republic of
Gangnam Severance hospital Recruiting
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yonsei University
Investigators
Study Director: Jong B Choi Yonsei University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: jong bum Choi, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Yonsei University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01601925     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3-2011-0231
Study First Received: May 3, 2012
Last Updated: January 23, 2013
Health Authority: Korea: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Herpes Zoster
Herpesviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases

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