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Ultrasound Guidance Vs. Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Infraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00321425
First Posted: May 3, 2006
Last Update Posted: May 22, 2008
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Information provided by:
Rikshospitalet University Hospital
  Purpose
In an observer-blinded study ultrasound guidance and electrical nerve stimulation will be compared for lateral sagital infraclavicular blocks (LSIB). Block effectiveness, time consumption and patient acceptance will be registered in 80 patients. Ultrasound guidance may cause less discomfort and could be less time consuming than electrical nerve stimulation.

Condition Intervention
Hand Surgery Brachial Plexus Block Procedure: brachial plexus block Procedure: ultrasound guidance Procedure: electrical nerve stimulation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single

Further study details as provided by Rikshospitalet University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Block effectiveness, time consumption; patient acceptance, discomfort

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: May 2006
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Infraclavicular brachial plexus block
  • Hand surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • ASA > 2
  • Block assessment impossible
  • Allergy to local anesthetic
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00321425


Locations
Norway
Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital
Oslo, Norway, 0027
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rikshospitalet University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Axel R Sauter, MD Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Øivind Klaastad, MD Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital
Study Chair: Audun Stubhaug, MD Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00321425     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S-05240
First Submitted: May 2, 2006
First Posted: May 3, 2006
Last Update Posted: May 22, 2008
Last Verified: October 2007