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Comparison of Two Techniques for Placement of Perineural Femoral Catheters. (HLOCSTIM2)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01726192
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2012 by Sidiropoulou Tatiana, Attikon Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 14, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 14, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sidiropoulou Tatiana, Attikon Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of the hydrolocalization technique for placement of femoral perineural catheters in comparison with stimulating catheters. A non inferiority trial.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Postoperative Pain Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Procedure: Placement of a femoral catheter with the hydrolocalization technique Procedure: Placement of a femoral neurostimulating catheter Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The investigators will randomize patients that will undergo anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Each patient will receive a subgluteal single shot nerve block and a continuous femoral nerve block with placement of a catheter either with the hydrolocalization technique (group HLOC) or a neurostimulating catheter (group NS).


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Ultrasound Hydrolocalization Technique Versus Neurostimulation for Placement of Continuous Femoral Catheters.
Study Start Date : August 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: HLOC
Placement of a femoral catheter with the hydrolocalization technique
Procedure: Placement of a femoral catheter with the hydrolocalization technique
Placement of femoral nerve catheter with the hydrolocalization technique, using ropivacaine 0.6%
Other Name: Placement of femoral nerve catheter with the hydrolocalization technique, using ropivacaine 0.6%
Active Comparator: NS
Placement of a femoral neurostimulating catheter
Procedure: Placement of a femoral neurostimulating catheter



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. local anesthetic consumption [ Time Frame: 36 hours postoperatively ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain scores with a VAS scale [ Time Frame: 36 hours postoperatively ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. incidence of side effects, consumption of iv analgesics [ Time Frame: 36 hours postoperatively ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adults
  • BMI less than 30

Exclusion Criteria:

  • known allergies to local anesthetics or other drugs used
  • patient refusal
  • any local or systemic contraindication to the use of popliteal block

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01726192


Contacts
Contact: Tatiana F Sidiropoulou, MD, PhD 00302105832371 tatianasid@gmail.com

Locations
Greece
Attikon Hospital Recruiting
Athens, Greece
Principal Investigator: Tatiana F Sidiropoulou, MD, PhD         
Principal Investigator: Theodosios Saranteas, MD, PhD         
Italy
Policlinico Tor Vergata Recruiting
Rome, Italy
Contact: Mario Dauri, MD       mario.dauri@ptvonline.it   
Principal Investigator: Mario Dauri, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Attikon Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Tatiana F Sidiropoulou, MD, PhD Attikon Hospital
Principal Investigator: Theodosios Saranteas, MD, PhD Attikon Hospital
Principal Investigator: Mario Dauri, MD Policlinico Tor Vergata

Publications:
Responsible Party: Sidiropoulou Tatiana, Lecturer in Anesthesiology, University of Athens, Attikon Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01726192     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HLOCSTIM2
First Posted: November 14, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 14, 2012
Last Verified: November 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
Ropivacaine
Anesthetics, Local
Anesthetics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents