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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00321425
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 3, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 22, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Rikshospitalet University Hospital

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hand Surgery Brachial Plexus Block Procedure: brachial plexus block Procedure: ultrasound guidance Procedure: electrical nerve stimulation Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Study Start Date : May 2006



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


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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

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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

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