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The Prevention of Postoperative Epidural Catheter Migration: a Comparison of Three Types of Dressing

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00764283
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 2, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 15, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University Ghent

Brief Summary:
Three types of dressing will be compared to prevent postoperative epidural catheter migration. Patients will be randomised to have a Tegaderm dressing, an Epi-fix dressing or a Lockit-Plus dressing to secure the epidural catheter for postoperative analgesia. The length of the epidural catheter visible at the patient's skin surface will be recorded after insertion and every day until removal. The integrity of the dressing and problems with analgesia will also be recorded.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Postoperative Pain Device: Tegaderm dressing Device: Epi-Fix dressing Device: Lockit-Plus Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Prevention of Postoperative Epidural Catheter Migration: a Comparison of Three Types of Dressing
Study Start Date : November 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Tegaderm dressing
Device: Tegaderm dressing
Tegaderm dressing is used to secure the epidural catheter for postoperative analgesia
Active Comparator: 2
Epi-Fix dressing
Device: Epi-Fix dressing
Epi-Fix dressing is used to secure the epidural catheter for postoperative analgesia
Active Comparator: 3
Lockit-Plus dressing
Device: Lockit-Plus
Lockit-Plus dressing is used to secure the epidural catheter for postoperative analgesia



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Epidural catheter migration from insertion till removal [ Time Frame: Until removal of the epidural catheter ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Problems of analgesia during Patient Controlled Epidural Analgesia [ Time Frame: Until removal of the epidural catheter ]
  2. Body Mass Index [ Time Frame: Until removal of the epidural catheter ]
  3. The integrity of the dressing [ Time Frame: Until removal of the epidural catheter ]
  4. The comfort of the dressing [ Time Frame: Until removal of the epidural catheter ]


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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:

  • All patients who receive a lumbar epidural catheter for patient controlled analgesia will be included after informed consent
  • 18 years or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who did not sign an informed consent

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Locations
Belgium
AZ Maria Middelares Ghent
Ghent, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Ghent
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Eric Mortier, MD, PhD University Ghent

Responsible Party: Eric Mortier, University Ghent
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00764283     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008/278
First Posted: October 2, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 15, 2009
Last Verified: April 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms