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Pre-emptive Local Anaesthesia in Gynecological Laparoscopy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Helse Stavanger HF Identifier:
First received: August 24, 2012
Last updated: April 25, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
Pre-emptive local anaesthetics are widely used in laparoscopic surgery, but there is no really consistent evidence that it is useful. Studies in the literature have shown contradicting results. At our hospital we are currently using pre-emptive local anaesthetics in the trocar areas, but as the literature does not give a clear and clinically relevant answer, we need to find out more. This study aims to see if pre-emptive local anaesthetics are useful in the setting of our day-case, laparoscopic surgery.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pain, Postoperative Drug: Bupivacaine 5mg/ml Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Pre-emptive Local Anaesthesia in Gynecological Laparoscopy

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Further study details as provided by Helse Stavanger HF:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Postoperative movement-evoked pain [ Time Frame: 5 hours postoperative ]
    The primary outcome of the study will be movement-evoked pain (MEP) 5 hours after surgery, as half-life of bupivacaine is 4-6 hours. Movement-evoked pain is the most important outcome measure, because the goal is to get the patient back to normal, daily activities as soon as possible.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain at rest [ Time Frame: 2 and 5 hours postoperative ]
    Secondary outcome measures will be pain at rest at 2 and 5 hours postoperative.

  • Rescue analgetics [ Time Frame: 5 hours postoperative ]
    Use of rescue analgesics postoperative.

Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: February 2013
Study Completion Date: September 2013
Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: bupivacaine
Injection of 5 ml bupivacaine, 5mg/ml in each port site.
Drug: Bupivacaine 5mg/ml
5 ml in trocar area
Other Name: Marcain
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Injection of 5 ml saline in each port site.
Drug: Bupivacaine 5mg/ml
5 ml in trocar area
Other Name: Marcain

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women ≥18 years of age
  • Planned day-case laparoscopic surgery
  • Signed Written Informed Consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • ASA score 3-6
  • Chronic pain/ Regular use of analgesics
  • Inability to understand Norwegian language
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Inability to understand or sign the Written Informed Consent form
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01677143

Stavanger University Hospital
Stavanger, Norway, 4068
Sponsors and Collaborators
Helse Stavanger HF
Principal Investigator: Caroline Ravndal, MD Helse Stavanger HF
  More Information

Responsible Party: Helse Stavanger HF Identifier: NCT01677143     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SUS2012CMR01
2012-002356-16 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: August 24, 2012
Last Updated: April 25, 2016

Keywords provided by Helse Stavanger HF:
Local anesthetic
Preemptive analgesia
Postoperative pain
Gynecological surgery
Day-case surgery

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents processed this record on September 25, 2017