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Complications and Adverse Effects in Continuous Peripheral Regional Anesthesia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00251654
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 10, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 1, 2009
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Unfallklinik Murnau
Information provided by:
Rechbergklinik Bretten

Brief Summary:
The investigators prospectively document infectious, neurological, and other complications or adverse events occurring during peripheral regional anesthesia via a catheter using computer-based data recording.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Infection Inflammation Adverse Effects Procedure: perineural block (anesthesia)

Detailed Description:
Perineural blocks with catheter placement are more and more frequently used. Few data dealing with infectious complications of perineural catheters exist. We assess incidence and localization of infectious complications of perineural catheters by means of computerized data acquisition. We prospectively evaluate perineural catheters placed at different sites for regional anesthesia and postoperative analgesia. The catheters were placed under standardized sterile conditions by using the nerve stimulator technique. Local inflammation is defined as the presence of at least two of the three signs: redness, pain on pressure or swelling. Infection is defined as the presence of at least two of the following criteria: pus at the catheter insertion site, fever, increased CRP and/or leukocytes requiring antibiotic therapy.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 9000 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Complications and Adverse Effects in Continuous Peripheral Regional Anesthesia Results of Investigations on 3,491 Catheters
Study Start Date : January 2002
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anesthesia


Intervention Details:
  • Procedure: perineural block (anesthesia)
    continuous peripheral regional anesthesia ropivacaine 0.33% for 3 to 5 days



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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients receiving perineural blocks via catheter ASA 1 to 4
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients receiving perineural blocks via catheter

Exclusion criteria:


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Locations
Germany
BG Unfallklinik
Murnau, Bayern, Germany, 82418
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rechbergklinik Bretten
Unfallklinik Murnau
Investigators
Study Chair: Johannes Büttner, MD Unfallklinik Murnau