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Ultrasound-guided Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Blockade

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2011 by University of Manitoba.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
University of Manitoba Identifier:
First received: August 28, 2007
Last updated: April 25, 2011
Last verified: April 2011
Pain Clinic patients undergoing physiotherapy for rehabilitation often have arm freezing performed. The quality of physiotherapy is felt to be superior with good pain control. The quality of the freezing is felt to be better when it is done with ultrasound guidance. We are able to use less drug to achieve the same result. For this reason, we are doing a study to look at the level of freezing drug that accumulates in the body. We feel that the drug levels will be significantly different. We also feel that the time-to-peak drug level will be different than with traditional arm freezing procedures.

Condition Intervention
Drug: Lidocaine

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Ultrasound-guided Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Blockade: A Pharmacokinetic Study of Lidocaine and Adrenaline

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Further study details as provided by University of Manitoba:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Lidocaine drug level [ Time Frame: 40 minutes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • brachial plexus block quality [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
  • Physiotherapy quality [ Time Frame: within 2 hours ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: May 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Lidocaine
    Lidocaine, 5 mg/kg, via needle placed adjacent to brachial plexus with ultrasound, dosing separated by 1 week, 2 doses in total, one block will contain 5 mcg/kg of adrenaline

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients undergoing brachial plexus anesthesia as part of disease management who have consented to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindication to brachial plexus anesthesia
  • Informed consent not obtained
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00523055

Contact: Eric N Sutherland, MD 2042849796

Canada, Manitoba
Health Sciences Pain Management Centre Recruiting
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3P1S4
Sub-Investigator: Craig Haberman, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Ryan Amadeo, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Manitoba
Principal Investigator: Eric N Sutherland, MD University of Manitoba
  More Information

Responsible Party: Eric Sutherland, University of Manitoba Identifier: NCT00523055     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B2007:078
Study First Received: August 28, 2007
Last Updated: April 25, 2011

Keywords provided by University of Manitoba:
Brachial Plexus Anesthesia
Plasma Lidocaine Levels

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Blockers
Sodium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 27, 2017