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

This study has been completed.
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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

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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
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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
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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
Health Authority: The Netherlands: Institutional review board martini hospital groningen

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 October 21, 2016