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Pharmacokinetic of levobupivacaïne After Sciatic Nerve Block in Children

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille Identifier:
First received: May 16, 2008
Last updated: August 27, 2014
Last verified: August 2014
Levobupivacaïne (Chirocaine®) is a new local anaesthetic recently marketed in France. The goal of this prospective work is to study the pharmacokinetic aspect of this drug after injection around the sciatic nerve (subgluteal way).

Condition Intervention Phase
Surgical Pathology of the Leg or the Foot.
Drug: Levobupivacaïne
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Pharmacokinetic of levobupivacaïne After Sciatic Nerve Block in Children

Further study details as provided by Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The purpose of this work is to describe the pharmacokinetics characteristics by the levobupivacaine after peripheral block by using the principle of the pharmacology of population, this allowing fewer sampling of blood by patients. [ Time Frame: 24 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Appreciation, by the anaesthetist in charge of the patient, of the quality of the "surgical" analgesia during the surgery by: very effective, effective, ineffective. Measure of the delay of appeal of the first one bolus of morphine. [ Time Frame: 24 months ]

Enrollment: 7
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Levobupivacaïne
Detailed Description:

The originality of this work is to call upon a modelling of pharmacokinetic by using the principle of the pharmacology of population.

This work also proposes to appreciate a dynamic aspect since data of effectiveness and tolerance will be collected with regular intervals during the first 24 hours after the beginning of the study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Surgical pathology of the leg or the foot with garot tyre of thigh
  • Age included between 6 months and 12 years
  • Status ASA I or II

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Bilateral or one-sided surgical gesture realized without garot tyre
  • Cutaneous infection in the point of draining
  • Clinical confusion of the coagulation
  • Allergy informed in the local anesthesics of amino-acid class
  • Evolutionary neurological pathology of the operated limb
  • Renal, respiratory, cardiac or hepatic insufficiency.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00682344

Hôpital de la Timone - Pôle d'anesthésie réanimation pédiatrique
Marseille, France, 13005
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille
  More Information

Responsible Party: Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille Identifier: NCT00682344     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-000796-42
Study First Received: May 16, 2008
Last Updated: August 27, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017