Sevoflurane, Propofol, Postoperative Pain
The impact of anaesthetic method (intravenous vs. inhalational) has been proposed, but not proven in a large-scale study. The researchers aim to provide an investigation that has sufficient power to clarify the potential effect of anaesthetic method on postoperative need of opioids. Sevoflurane and propofol will be compared.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Postoperative Pain After Propofol Sevoflurane Anaesthesia: a Prospective, Randomized, Single-blinded Trial|
- Postoperative consumption of an opioid (oxycodone) [ Time Frame: 20 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The consumption of oxycodone will be monitored by recording the amount of the drug received via a commercially available patient controlled analgesia (PCA) pump.
- NRS (numeral rating scale) of pain [ Time Frame: 20 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]NRS is evaluated frequently during the study period.
|Study Start Date:||October 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01437462
|Tampere University Hospital|
|Tampere, Finland, 33521|