Cervical Block in Thyroid Surgery

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00472446
First received: May 10, 2007
Last updated: December 17, 2008
Last verified: December 2008

May 10, 2007
December 17, 2008
January 2006
December 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
post-operative pain measured by visual analogue scale [ Time Frame: 5 days after surgery ]
Same as current
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consumption of post operative analgetics [ Time Frame: 5 days after surgery ]
Same as current
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Cervical Block in Thyroid Surgery
Impact and Cost Efficiency of Bilateral, Superficial Cervical Block in Thyroid Surgery Under General Anesthesia

The study investigates the impact on post-operative pain of the superficial cervical block with bupivacaine combined with subcutaneous infiltration of the incisional area in thyroid surgery under general anesthesia. In addition, cost savings using the cervical block are evaluated (due to reduced length of hospital stay).

The study is prospective, randomized, double blind, and placebo-controlled. The study is performed at the Department of Surgery, Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen.

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Interventional
Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Thyroidectomy
Procedure: superficial cervical block
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Steffen T, Warschkow R, Brändle M, Tarantino I, Clerici T. Randomized controlled trial of bilateral superficial cervical plexus block versus placebo in thyroid surgery. Br J Surg. 2010 Jul;97(7):1000-6.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
200
December 2008
December 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Elective thyroid or combined thyroid/parathyroid surgery, restricted to the central cervical compartment
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Intolerance to used medication
  • Recurrent disease
  • Neck dissection, sternotomy
  • Emergency surgery
Both
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No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Switzerland
 
NCT00472446
EKSG 06/010/1B, 2006DR4184
No
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Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen
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Principal Investigator: Thomas Clerici, MD Department of Surgery, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen
Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen
December 2008

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