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Medical Review: Hand Surgery After Local Block Versus Non-block

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ronald Wender, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Identifier:
First received: April 23, 2010
Last updated: October 30, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
In this study, the effects of local block vs non block will be assessed with respect to postoperative outcomes (such as pain score, and recovery profiles) in outpatients after hand surgery.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Retrospective Chart-review Study Involving Outpatients Who Underwent Hand Surgery With Local Anesthesia: Comparing Outcome With a Peripheral Nerve Block vs. Local Infiltration Alone

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Further study details as provided by Ronald Wender, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • postoperative pain [ Time Frame: hours to months ]
    1. Severity of the pain experienced before patient left the surgery center and after patient arrived at home
    2. Pain medication (amounts of opioids and non opioids pills) required

    d)Time to suffer pain at the surgical site (hand) (days, weeks, or months)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Nausea [ Time Frame: days to weeks ]
    1. Severity of the nausea experienced by the patient.
    2. Medication required.
    3. Time to suffer nausea.

  • Vomiting [ Time Frame: dias to weeks ]
    1. Severity
    2. Medication required
    3. Time to suffer vomiting

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Outcomes [ Time Frame: days to weeks ]
    • Presence of any other problems: (e.g., headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, constipation, difficulty voiding.)
    • Time taken to return to normal activities after surgery
    • Satisfaction with the pain management after surgery

Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: July 2011
Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Under Local Infiltration
Under Peripheral Nerve Block

Detailed Description:
Analyzing medical records and through a telephone questionnaire, in a retrospective and prospective review respectively.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Outpatients undergoing hand surgery

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-80 years old
  • Outpatients who underwent hand surgery under peripheral nerve block or local infiltration alone

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who do not meet inclusion criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01110759

United States, California
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90048
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Ronald H Wender, MD Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ronald Wender, Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Identifier: NCT01110759     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00019315
Study First Received: April 23, 2010
Last Updated: October 30, 2013

Keywords provided by Ronald Wender, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center:
pain management
ambulatory surgery
local anesthesia
hand surgery
postoperative pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Median Neuropathy
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Sprains and Strains
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on June 23, 2017