Cervical Block in Thyroid Surgery
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.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Impact and Cost Efficiency of Bilateral, Superficial Cervical Block in Thyroid Surgery Under General Anesthesia|
- post-operative pain measured by visual analogue scale [ Time Frame: 5 days after surgery ]
- consumption of post operative analgetics [ Time Frame: 5 days after surgery ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Department of Surgery, Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen|
|St. Gallen, Switzerland, 9007|
|Principal Investigator:||Thomas Clerici, MD||Department of Surgery, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen|