Stimulating Catheter With or Without Ultrasound Guidance

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2009 by Peking University Third Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 21, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 10, 2010
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Peking University Third Hospital

Brief Summary:
To study whether the combination of ultrasound guidance and stimulating catheter could reduce the time for needle and catheter insertion compared with using stimulating catheter alone. Secondary outcomes: analgesic effects after the surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pain Device: NUUS Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 2 Study of Stimulating Catheter for Continuous Femoral Nerve Block in Total Knee Replacement
Study Start Date : January 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: NS
stimulating catheter will be inserted using stimulator
Device: NUUS
Sonosite Micro Maxx
Other Name: stimulating catheter will be inserted under stimulator and ungrasoud guidance

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. time and number of attempts to perform block, the efficacy of the block [ Time Frame: during the block procedure ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. postoperative analgesic effect [ Time Frame: pod 1-3 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Elective primary total knee replacement surgery under neuraxial anesthesia ASA<=4
  • Able to give informed consent
  • Able to cooperate with sensory and motor testing of lower limb function

Exclusion Criteria:

  • coagulopathy
  • Allergy to local anaesthetic or postanalgesic rescue regimen
  • Signs, symptoms or laboratory evidence of local infection or systemic sepsis
  • No pre-existing neurological deficit (sensory or motor) affecting lower limb
  • Patients with lower limb amputations

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00980577

Contact: Min Li, MD 86-10-82266688 ext 8799
Contact: Xuedong Wang, MS 86-10-82266688 ext 7260

Peking University Third Hosptial Recruiting
Beijing, China, 100191
Sponsors and Collaborators
Peking University Third Hospital

Responsible Party: Peng Ruicong, Peking University Health Science Center Review Board Identifier: NCT00980577     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PUTH7275
First Posted: September 21, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 10, 2010
Last Verified: September 2009