Pain Study Using Intermittent Bupivacain Injections After Breast Reconstruction With DIEP Flap

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 9, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 1, 2011
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Oslo University Hospital

Brief Summary:
patients are given bupivacain intermittent locally on the donor site after brest reconstruction with diep flap. The hypothesis was that this approach will reduce the need for rescue analgetic medication and pain perception within the three first days

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Breast Reconstruction Drug: bupivacain Drug: placebo Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 47 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Improved Pain Relief Using Intermittent Bupivacain Injections at the Donor Site After Breast Reconstruction With Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator (DIEP) Flap
Study Start Date : August 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2007

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1 bupivacain Drug: bupivacain
Placebo Comparator: 2 placebo Drug: placebo

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients planned to undergo reconstructive breast surgery with a DIEP

Exclusion Criteria:

  • regular use of analgesics
  • known allergic reaction to bupivacain
  • bleeding disorders
  • pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00804674

Sponsors and Collaborators
Ullevaal University Hospital
Principal Investigator: jørgen utvoll, MD Consultant at ullevaal university hospital

Responsible Party: Jørgen Utvoll MD, ullevaal university hospital Identifier: NCT00804674     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01
First Posted: December 9, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 1, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents