Analgesic Effect of Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia (IV PCA) Versus Paravertebral Block After Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2012 by Seoul National University Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jae-Hyon Bahk, Seoul National University Hospital Identifier:
First received: February 16, 2012
Last updated: February 23, 2012
Last verified: February 2012

The purpose of this study is to compare the analgesic effect of paravertebral block with that of intravenous patient-controlled analgesia after video assisted thoracic surgery.

Condition Intervention
Postoperative Pain After Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery
Procedure: paravertebral block
Procedure: PCA

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Comparison Between the Analgesic Effect of Intravenous Patient-controlled Analgesia and of Paravertebral Block After Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

Further study details as provided by Seoul National University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • severity of acute postoperative pain when moving [ Time Frame: 24 hours after VATS ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 76
Study Start Date: February 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: PVB
Postoperative pain is controlled with local analgesics delivered via PVB.
Procedure: paravertebral block
Postoperative pain is controlled with local analgesics via PVB.
Active Comparator: PCA
Postoperatve pain is controlled with intravenous PCA.
Procedure: PCA
Postoperative pain is controlled with intravenous PCA.


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients receiving video assisted thoracic surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with cardiovascular disease
  • patients with neurologic disease
  • patients with contraindications to paravertebral block or epidural block
  • patients with history of previous VATS
  • patients with pain at the expected incision site
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01538914

Contact: Jae-Hyon Bahk, MD, PhD 82-2-2072-2818

Korea, Republic of
Seoul National University Hospital Recruiting
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Contact: Jae Hyon Bahk, MD, PhD    82-2-2072-2818   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Jae-Hyon Bahk, Professor, Seoul National University Hospital Identifier: NCT01538914     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: JHBahk_VATS PVB
Study First Received: February 16, 2012
Last Updated: February 23, 2012
Health Authority: Korea: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Central Nervous System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on March 26, 2015