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Analgesic Effect of Perioperative Systemic Lidocaine in Patients Undergoing Unilateral Mastectomy Surgery

This study has been terminated.
(PI terminated employment with the University)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christian Altman, Northwestern University Identifier:
First received: June 2, 2009
Last updated: February 2, 2015
Last verified: February 2015

The aim of this study is to determine if perioperative systemic lidocaine administration will decrease the amount of opioid analgesics required in women undergoing mastectomy surgery. In addition, patients receiving systemic lidocaine will have a lower incidence of post-mastectomy pain syndrome.

This study will have 2 groups. Participants will be randomized into one of each group. The first group will be administered the drug lidocaine prior to surgery and the second group Group B will be administered saline (salt water). This is a blinded study which means the participant will not know which group they have been assigned. The subjects participation will last 12 months (surveys post operatively).

Condition Intervention Phase
Pain Drug: Lidocaine Drug: Placebo Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Analgesic Effect of Perioperative Systemic Lidocaine in Patients Undergoing Unilateral Mastectomy Surgery

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Further study details as provided by Christian Altman, Northwestern University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 24 Hour Hydromorphone [ Time Frame: 24 hour ]
    Total IV hydromorphone administered during surgery to 24 hours post surgery

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants Experiencing Post Operative Nausea [ Time Frame: Immediate post operative to 48 hours ]
    Nausea at any time during the post operative period for 48 hours

  • Number of Participants Experiencing Post Operative Ileus [ Time Frame: 7 days ]

Enrollment: 22
Study Start Date: May 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2011
Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Group B using saline as a placebo.
Drug: Placebo
Placebo (normal saline) bolus similar to the lidocaine infusion minus active drug
Other Name: Group B
Active Comparator: Lidocaine
Group A lidocaine infusion and bolus.
Drug: Lidocaine
Lidocaine bolus infusion 1.5 mg/kg IV using participants IBW(Ideal Body Weight) Lidocaine infusion after bolus and continuing until 1 hour after skin closure 33.3 mcg/kg/mn IV (IBW)
Other Name: Group A

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age: 18-65 years
  • Gender: Female
  • ASA Physical Status I-III
  • Non-pregnant
  • Surgery: Unilateral total or segmental mastectomy
  • Language: English speaking
  • Consent: Obtained

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age: Under 18 or over 65 years
  • ASA Physical Status >III
  • Pregnancy
  • Language: Non-English speaking
  • Allergy to Lidocaine or amide local anesthetics
  • Contraindication to succinylcholine
  • History and/or EKG evidence of conduction defect
  • Renal failure (Creatinine >1.7 mg/dL)
  • Patient expected to remain intubated after procedure
  • Chronic home opioid or steroid use
  • Opioid use within one week prior to procedure
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Inability to use PCA
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00913003

Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Christian Altman, M.D. Northwestern University
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Responsible Party: Christian Altman, Principal Investigator, Northwestern University Identifier: NCT00913003     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: STU0008753
Study First Received: June 2, 2009
Results First Received: January 21, 2015
Last Updated: February 2, 2015

Keywords provided by Christian Altman, Northwestern University:

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 June 23, 2017