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A Comparison of Bupivacaine and 2-chloroprocaine for Spinal Anesthesia

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00845962
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 18, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 27, 2010
Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
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Université de Montréal

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacity and the readiness for discharge between two local anesthetics, bupivacaine and 2-chloroprocaine, used for spinal anesthesia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Spinal Anesthesia Drug: chloroprocaine Drug: bupivacaine Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 106 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Spinal Anesthesia With Bupivacaine or 2-chloroprocaine for Outpatient Elective Surgery: a Prospective, Randomized, Double-blind Comparison.
Study Start Date : February 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Chloroprocaine Drug: chloroprocaine
spinal administration of chloroprocaine 2%, 40 mg (2 mL)
Other Name: Nesacaine

Active Comparator: Bupivacaine Drug: bupivacaine
spinal administration of bupivacaine 0,75% 7,5 mg (1 mL)
Other Name: Marcaine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to obtain discharge criteria from recovery room [ Time Frame: within the first hours (1-2 h) after the surgery ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to obtain discharge criteria from hospital [ Time Frame: within the same day of the surgery ]
  2. The amount of additional IV analgesia (fentanyl) administered during the intraoperative period [ Time Frame: total length of surgery ]
  3. The amount of iv analgesia (fentanyl and morphine) needed in the recovery room [ Time Frame: lenght of stay in the recovery room ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients aged 18 years and older
  • urologic elective ambulatory procedure. For example:cystoscopy, circumcision,transurethral bladder tumor resection, varicocele and hydrocele surgery
  • gynecologic elective ambulatory procedure. For example: hysteroscopy, vulvar ou vaginal biopsy
  • general surgery elective ambulatory procedure. For example:inguinal herniorraphy, short ano-rectal procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

  • INR > 1,3
  • platelet < 75 000
  • concomitant drugs: clopidogrel (last dose < 7 days), iv heparin, low molecular weight heparin (last dose < 24 hours)
  • neurologic disease: spinal stenosis, symptomatic lumbar herniated disc, multiple sclerosis
  • liquid restriction (cardiac or renal insufficiency)
  • allergy or intolerance to chloroprocaine, bupivacaine or PABA
  • atypical plasma cholinesterase or deficiency

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00845962

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Canada, Quebec
St-Luc Hospital CHUM
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2X 3J4
Sponsors and Collaborators
Université de Montréal
Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
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Study Director: Jean-Denis Roy, MD St-Luc hospital, CHUM, University of Montreal
Study Director: Luc Massicotte, MD St-Luc Hospital, CHUM, University of Montreal
Principal Investigator: Marie-Andrée Lacasse, MD, resident St-Luc hospital, CHUM, University of Montreal

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Responsible Party: Jean-Denis Roy / MD Anesthesiologist, Centre hospitalier de l'université de Montréal (CHUM) / University of Montreal Identifier: NCT00845962    
Other Study ID Numbers: HD07.007
First Posted: February 18, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2010
Last Verified: July 2009
Keywords provided by Université de Montréal:
elective surgery
ambulatory surgery
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents