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

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Rikshospitalet University Hospital Identifier:
First received: May 2, 2006
Last updated: May 20, 2008
Last verified: October 2007
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 Blind

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

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Infraclavicular brachial plexus block
  • Hand surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • ASA > 2
  • Block assessment impossible
  • Allergy to local anesthetic
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00321425

Department of Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital
Oslo, Norway, 0027
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rikshospitalet University Hospital
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 Identifier: NCT00321425     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S-05240
Study First Received: May 2, 2006
Last Updated: May 20, 2008 processed this record on May 25, 2017