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Comparison of Two Lidocaine Administration Techniques

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago Identifier:
First received: April 4, 2011
Last updated: June 22, 2016
Last verified: June 2016

The objective of our study is to determine if technique of lidocaine administration can decrease pain perception.

Hypothesis: There will be a significant difference in pain perception between patients who are given lidocaine on the skin surface prior to subcutaneous injection and patients who are given only subcutaneous injection by standard approach.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pain Drug: lidocaine Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Two Lidocaine Administration Techniques

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Further study details as provided by University of Chicago:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain assessment: overall [ Time Frame: post procedure (day 1) ]
    Visual analog scale (VAS), Revised Faces Pain Scale (RFPS), short form mcGill pain questionnaire (SF-MPQ)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain Assessment: lidocaine injection [ Time Frame: post procedure (day 1) ]

  • Pain assessment: during procedure [ Time Frame: post procedure (day 1) ]

Enrollment: 490
Study Start Date: February 2011
Study Completion Date: April 2015
Primary Completion Date: April 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: lidocaine onto skin prior to lidocaine subcutaneous injection Drug: lidocaine
2ml 1% lidocaine placed onto surface of the skin immediately prior to 1% lidocaine subcutaneous injection
Active Comparator: lidocaine subcutaneous injection alone Drug: lidocaine
1% lidocaine subcutaneous injection alone

Detailed Description:
This is a single center prospective, randomized, blinded study assessing pain perception following 2 different lidocaine administration techniques in subjects who have planned medical procedures requiring local injection of lidocaine. Subjects will be approached and consented to participate in the study. They will be interviewed after the scheduled medical procedure to assess their pain using validated pain scores. An investigator who is not present for the procedure and blinded to the randomization will gather data regarding perceptions of pain from the entire procedure.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients refered to the University of Chicago Medical Centers Procedure Service for a planned medical procedure requiring local injection of lidocaine.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient who lack decisional capacity to consent
  • Patients who lack the ability to answer questions in english using pain scales
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01330134

United States, Illinois
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
Principal Investigator: John P Kress, MD. Univeristy of Chicago
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT01330134     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-621A
Study First Received: April 4, 2011
Last Updated: June 22, 2016

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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 August 17, 2017