Analgesic Efficacy of Inter Pleural Ropivacaine Road in Post Thoracotomy Pain for Oncologic Surgery (ROPAL 1)

This study has been completed.
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Institut Bergonié Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: November 25, 2015
Last verified: November 2015

The purposes of this study are:

  1. To determine the efficacy of inter pleural analgesia
  2. To determine the plasmatic concentration of ropivacaine by inter pleural road

Condition Intervention Phase
Postoperative Pain
Drug: Ropivacaine
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Trial to Evaluate the Analgesic Efficacy of Inter Pleural Ropivacaine Road in Post Thoracotomy Pain for Oncologic Surgery

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Further study details as provided by Institut Bergonié:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare the incidence and the score of pain between the patients with ropivacaine and the patients without ropivacaine delivered by inter pleural road

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare the morphine consumption during 48 hours
  • To determine ropivacaine plasmatic concentration by inter pleural road during first 48 hours

Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: October 2003
Study Completion Date: February 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ropivacaine Drug: Ropivacaine


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Thoracotomy for oncology thoracic surgery
  • Secondary or primary cancer
  • American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) class 1 or 2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Ropivacaine hypersensibility
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Incapacity of using visual analog scale
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00210132

Institut Bergonié - Centre Régional de Luttre Contre le Cancer de Bordeaux et du Sud Ouest
Bordeaux, France, 33076
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institut Bergonié
Principal Investigator: Jean-Pierre GEKIERE, MD Institut Bergonié
  More Information

Responsible Party: Institut Bergonié Identifier: NCT00210132     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IB2003-23  ROPAL 1 
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: November 25, 2015
Health Authority: France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)

Keywords provided by Institut Bergonié:
Thoracic surgery
postoperative pain
inter pleural analgesia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Pathologic Processes
Postoperative Complications
Signs and Symptoms
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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