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Spinal Anesthesia With Articaine and Bupivacaine for Outpatient Lower Limb Surgery

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00332735
First Posted: June 2, 2006
Last Update Posted: April 19, 2007
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Information provided by:
Reinier de Graaf Groep
  Purpose
The purpose of the trial is to compare two local anesthetics, articaine and bupivacaine for outpatient lower limb surgery. Onset and recovery times of sensory and motor blockade will be compared.

Condition Intervention Phase
Spinal Anesthesia Drug: spinal administration of articaine Drug: spinal administration of bupivacaine Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Spinal Anesthesia With 5% Articaine and 0.5% Bupivacaine for Outpatient Lower Limb Surgery. A Double-Blind Randomised Clinical Trial

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Further study details as provided by Reinier de Graaf Groep:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • recovery time from motor blockade

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • onset of sensory and motor blockade
  • maximum spread of sensory blockade (30 min after spinal injection of anesthetic)
  • spread of sensory blockade after 1,5 hour
  • recovery time from sensory blockade
  • time to micturation
  • complications

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Detailed Description:

The purpose of the trial is to compare two local anesthetics, articaine and bupivacaine for outpatient lower limb surgery.

Faster onset and shorter elimination time favours a short-acting local anaesthetic for spinal anesthesia for out-patient lower limb surgery, e.g. knee arthroscopy, foot and varices surgery. Patients will recover faster and less complications will be expected.

Articaine is said to act faster and shorter than a low dose of bupivacaine. There are not enough data available to establish that articaine is as safe as and more effective by outpatient lower limb surgery than bupivacaine.

Spinal anesthesia with articaine will be compared to spinal anesthesia with bupivacaine in a randomized double blind clinical trial.

Endpoints are:

  • onset of sensory and motor block
  • maximum spread of sensory level
  • recovery from sensory and motor block
  • time to micturition
  • complications
  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:

  • Age between 18 and 70 years
  • Patients planned for an outpatient lower limb surgery
  • Procedure under spinal anesthesia
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contra-indications spinal anesthesia
  • History of allergic reactions on amide-type local anesthetics
  • Length < 1.60 m or > 1.90 m
  • BMI < 18.5 kg/m2 or > 35 kg/m2
  • Pregnancy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00332735


Locations
Netherlands
Reinier de Graaf Groep
Voorburg, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands, 2275 CX
Sponsors and Collaborators
Reinier de Graaf Groep
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Tessa Dijkstra, drs Reinier de Graaf Groep
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00332735     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: METC-nr 06-010
First Submitted: May 31, 2006
First Posted: June 2, 2006
Last Update Posted: April 19, 2007
Last Verified: April 2007

Keywords provided by Reinier de Graaf Groep:
spinal
anesthesia
articaine
bupivacaine
outpatient
surgery
limbs

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anesthetics
Bupivacaine
Carticaine
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anesthetics, Local
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents