Effects of Local Anesthetic or Saline Solution on Peripheral Nerve Stimulation – a Randomised Study

This study has been terminated.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Rechbergklinik Bretten
Information provided by:
Heidelberg University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00176111
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: November 15, 2005
Last verified: January 2004

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Effects of Local Anesthetic or Saline Solution on Peripheral Nerve Stimulation – a Randomised Study
Effects of Local Anesthetic or Saline Solution on Peripheral Nerve Stimulation – a Randomised, Double-Blind, Multicenter Study About the Stimulability of Anesthetized Nerves

In this study we want to examine the effect of a small amount of local anesthetic or saline solution on nerve conduction using a peripheral nerve stimulator.

Using electrical nerve stimulation in performing peripheral nerve helps to control the needle position in relation to the nerve and therefore may increase the likelihood of a successful nerve block. Defining the minimal stimulating current accepted also may help to avoid direct contact between nerve and needle or accidental endoneural injection and subsequent nerve lesion.

In recent years there have been many reports where several nerves, parts thereof or plexuses have been anesthetised using a multiple injection approach. That is, nerves in close proximity of each other have been subsequently blocked after using a nerve stimulator to locate them.

It is not clear though, whether a nerve may already be partially anesthetised in this situation and whether that would impair the correct use of a peripheral nerve stimulator.

The aim of this study is to examine the excitability of a peripheral nerve after injecting a small amount of local anesthetic agent or saline solution into the proximity of the nerve.

Interventional
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Percutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation
Procedure: peripheral nerve stimulation (procedure)
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Neuburger M, Gultlinger O, Ass B, Buttner J, Kaiser H. [Influence of blockades with local anesthetics on the stimulation ability of a nerve by peripheral nerve stimulation. Results of a randomized study] Anaesthesist. 2005 Jun;54(6):575-7. German.

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Inclusion Criteria:

ASA 1-2

Exclusion Criteria:

peripheral neuropathy, ASA >2

Both
18 Years to 70 Years
Yes
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Germany
 
NCT00176111
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Heidelberg University
Rechbergklinik Bretten
Study Chair: Heinz Kaiser, MD Rechbergklinik Bretten
Heidelberg University
January 2004

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