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Comparison of Postoperative Analgesic Effect of Intrathecal Clonidine and Fentanyl Added to Bupivacaine in Patients Undergoing Cesarean Section

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01425658
First Posted: August 30, 2011
Last Update Posted: May 17, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
marzieh beigom khezri, Qazvin University Of Medical Sciences
  Purpose

Objective :To compare the analgesic effect of intrathecal clonidine and fentanyl as an additive to bupivacaine in patients undergoing cesarean section .

Methods:Following Ethics Committee approval and informed patients consent, Ninety patients 18-45 yr old ASA physical status I or II, scheduled for cesarean section under spinal anesthesia, were studied in a prospective, double-blinded, randomized way. The patients were randomly allocated to one of three groups of 30 each. The clonidine group (groupC) received bupivacaine 10mg combined with 75microgram clonidine preservative free ,the fentanyl group (group F) received bupivacaine 10mg combined with25microgram fentanyl and the placebo group (group P) received bupivacaine 10mg combined with 0.5ml distilled water intrathecally . Time to first requirement of analgesic supplement, Sensory block onset time, maximum sensory level , onset of motor block, duration of blockade, hemodynamics variables, the incidence of hypotension, ephedrine requirements, bradycardia ,hypoxemia [Saturation of peripheral oxygen (SpO2)<90], postoperative analgesic requirements and Adverse events, such as sedation, dizziness , Pruritus and postoperative nausea and vomiting were recorded. Patients were instructed preoperatively in the use of the verbal rating scale (VRS) from 0 to 10 (0no pain, 10maximum imaginable pain) for pain assessment. If the VRS exceeded four and the patient requested a supplement analgesic, diclofenac Na supp 100 mg was to be given for post-operative pain relief as needed . For breakthrough pain(VRS >4) if time of administration of diclofenac Na less than 8h,Pethidine 25 mg IV was given.


Condition Intervention Phase
Post Operative Pain Drug: distilled water Drug: Clonidine Drug: Fentanyl Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by marzieh beigom khezri, Qazvin University Of Medical Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to first requirement of analgesic supplement [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of 24 hours after intratechal injection (Time from the injection of intrathecal anesthetic solution to first requirement of analgesic supplement will be recorded. ]
    analgesic administration was initiated by patient request(verbal rating scale[ VRS]>4)

  • Postoperative analgesic requirements [ Time Frame: 24 hours postoperative(Time from the injection of intrathecal anesthetic solution to 24 hours postoperative) ]
    postoperative analgesic requirements will be assessed by verbal rating scale (VRS) from 0 to 10 (0no pain, 10maximum imaginable pain).Each administration was initiated by patient request( VRS>4)


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Sensory block onset time will be assessed by a pinprick test [ Time Frame: sensory block will be assessed by pinprick test every 10 seconds following intrathecal injection ]
    The onset of sensory block was defined as the time between the end of injection of the intrathecal anesthetic and the absence of pain at the T10 dermatome

  • duration of sensory block will be assessed by a pinprick test [ Time Frame: sensory block will be assessed by pinprick test every 5 minuts following intrathecal injection ]
    The duration of sensory block was defined as the time for regression from the maximum block height sensory block to T10 dermatom will be assessed by pinprick test every 5 minuts following intrathecal injection

  • the onset of motor block will be assessed by the modified Bromage score [ Time Frame: every10 seconds following intrathecal injection ]
    The onset of motor block was defined as the time between the end of injection of the intrathecal anesthetic to Bromage block 1

  • duration of motor block will be assessed by the modified Bromage score [ Time Frame: every 5 minutes following intrathecal injection ]
    duration of motor block was defined the time from intrathecal injection to Bromage score0


Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: August 2011
Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: clonidine
The clonidine group (groupC) received bupivacaine 10mg combined with 75 microgram clonidine preservative free intrathecally
Drug: Clonidine
The clonidine group (group C) received bupivacaine 10mg combined with 75 microgram clonidine intrathecally .
Active Comparator: Fentanyl
The fentanyl group (groupF) received bupivacaine 10mg combined with 25 microgram clonidine preservative free intrathecally
Drug: Fentanyl
The Fentanyl group (group F) received bupivacaine 10mg combined with 25 microgram fentanyl intrathecally .
Placebo Comparator: distilled water
The placebo group (group P) received bupivacaine 10mg combined with 0.5ml distilled water intrathecally .
Drug: distilled water
The placebo group (group P) received bupivacaine 10mg combined with 0.5ml distilled water intrathecally .

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists(ASA) physical status I and II, undergoing elective cesarean section

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Significant coexisting disease such as hepato-renal and cardiovascular disease
  • Any contraindication to regional anesthesia such as local infection or bleeding disorders
  • Allergy to ketamine or midazolam
  • Long-term opioid use or a history of chronic pain. -
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Locations
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Qazvin university of medical science
Qazvin, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 34197/59811
Sponsors and Collaborators
Qazvin University Of Medical Sciences
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: marzieh beigom khezri, Assistant professor, Qazvin University Of Medical Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01425658     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACTRN12611000909921
First Submitted: August 28, 2011
First Posted: August 30, 2011
Last Update Posted: May 17, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012

Keywords provided by marzieh beigom khezri, Qazvin University Of Medical Sciences:
Fentanyl
clonidine
intrathcal
bupivacaine

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
Bupivacaine
Fentanyl
Clonidine
Anesthetics, Local
Anesthetics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Analgesics, Opioid
Narcotics
Analgesics
Adjuvants, Anesthesia
Anesthetics, Intravenous
Anesthetics, General
Antihypertensive Agents
Sympatholytics
Autonomic Agents
Adrenergic alpha-2 Receptor Agonists
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
Adrenergic Agonists
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents