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Auricular Acupuncture for Analgesia During Total Hip Arthroplasty

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: June 6, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 28, 2011
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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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University Medicine Greifswald
The aim is to investigate whether auricular acupuncture is superior to sham acupuncture in relief of acute pain and in reduction of analgesics in patients during total hip arthroplasty

Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Pain Total Hip Arthroplasty Procedure: Auricular acupuncture (procedure) Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Auricular Acupuncture (AA) vs. Sham Acupuncture for Complementary Analgesia During Elective Total Hip Arthroplasty: a Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by University Medicine Greifswald:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Intraoperative analgesics requirement

Estimated Enrollment: 360
Study Start Date: June 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: March 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with an American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status of I to III scheduled for elective hip arthroplasty because of degenerative osteoarthritis under general anesthesia.
  2. Surgery time does not exceed 100 minutes.
  3. Patients without previous opioid medication.
  4. Patients ranged 45-85 years old.
  5. Patients who have given informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnant or nursing females.
  2. Recidivist alcoholics.
  3. Local or systemic infection.
  4. Age < 45 and > 85 years.
  5. Surgery time more than 100 minutes.
  6. Intraoperative complications (bleeding, required blood transfusion more than 4 units of packed cells , cardiovascular instability, required catecholamines).
  7. Patients consumed opioid medication before surgery.
  8. Patients with prosthetic or damaged cardiac valves.
  9. Patients who are unable to understand the consent form.
  10. History of psychiatric disease.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00334165

University of Berlin, Campus Charite
Berlin, Germany, 10117
Ernst Moritz Arndt University
Greifswald, Germany, 17475
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Medicine Greifswald
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Study Chair: Taras I Usichenko, M.D. Ernst Moritz Arndt University
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00334165     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: III UV 13/05
First Submitted: June 3, 2006
First Posted: June 6, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 28, 2011
Last Verified: February 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acute Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms