Try our beta test site
IMPORTANT: Listing of a study on this site does not reflect endorsement by the National Institutes of Health. Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more...

Local Anaesthesia Used During Fast-track Colonic Surgery: Evaluation of Bupivacaine and Levobupivacaine in Practice

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Martini Hospital Groningen Identifier:
First received: April 15, 2010
Last updated: July 20, 2011
Last verified: March 2010
The standard treatment for post operative pain is now bupivacaine + sufentanil. The use of this combination during fast-track colonic surgery leads frequently to post-operative nausea and vomiting and limited mobilisation possibilities. Therefore the department anaesthesiology wants to evaluate the use of a different local anaesthetic: levobupivacaine combined with morphine on demand. The expectation is that the use of levobupivacaine leads to less side effects.

Colonic Diseases
Post-operative Pain
Local Anesthesia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Official Title: Local Anaesthesia Used During Fast-track Colonic Surgery: Evaluation of Bupivacaine and Levobupivacaine in Practice

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Martini Hospital Groningen:

Enrollment: 14
Study Start Date: April 2010
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients who received bupivacaine + sufentanil
Patients who received levobupivacaine and morphine on demand


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Martini Hospital Groningen

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who undergo fast-track colonic surgery and with post operative epidural pain treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are admitted to an other ward
  • Patients with a spinal catheter
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01105442

Martini Hospital ward 4b
Groningen, Netherlands, 9700 RM
Sponsors and Collaborators
Martini Hospital Groningen
Study Chair: Marinus van Hulst, Dr. Martini Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Marinus van Hulst, Martini Hospital Identifier: NCT01105442     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: METC2010-18
Study First Received: April 15, 2010
Last Updated: July 20, 2011

Keywords provided by Martini Hospital Groningen:
Post-operative pain treatment
Fast-track colonic surgery patients

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Colonic Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents processed this record on April 26, 2017