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Plexus Anesthesia in Lateral, Head-Down Position for Elective Surgery of the Shoulder

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00403013
First Posted: November 23, 2006
Last Update Posted: July 7, 2009
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Information provided by:
University Hospital Muenster
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the axillary plexus block performed in lateral, head down position is effective in the perioperative analgesia in patients scheduled for elective surgery of the shoulder.

Condition Intervention
Shoulder Surgery Procedure: Positioning and anesthesia

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Axillary Plexus Block for Perioperative Analgesia in Patients Scheduled for Elective Surgery of the Shoulder: Influence of Lateral, Head-Down Position

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital Muenster:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Visual Analog Scale (VAS) score [ Time Frame: 8 hours after start of axillary plexus block ]
  • VAS Score [ Time Frame: 24 hours after start of axillary plexus block ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Opioid consumption [ Time Frame: intraoperatively ]
  • Patient comfort [ Time Frame: six months after surgery ]
  • Opioid consumption [ Time Frame: during hospital stay ]

Enrollment: 64
Study Start Date: April 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
lateral, head-down position during axillary plexus block
Procedure: Positioning and anesthesia
Positioning during axillary plexus block
Active Comparator: 2
standard position during axillary plexus block
Procedure: Positioning and anesthesia
Positioning during axillary plexus block

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients scheduled for elective surgery of the shoulder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • lateral, head down position not possible
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00403013


Locations
Germany
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital Muenster
Muenster, Germany, D-48129
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Muenster
Investigators
Principal Investigator: T Weber, MD Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital Muenster
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Principle Investigator, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital Muenster
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00403013     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01-AnIt-06
First Submitted: November 22, 2006
First Posted: November 23, 2006
Last Update Posted: July 7, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009

Keywords provided by University Hospital Muenster:
nerve block/*methods
Anesthetics, Local/pharmacokinetics
*Brachial Plexus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anesthetics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs