Perioperative Pregabalin and Continuous Wound Infusion for Pain Control Following Thoracotomy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sidiropoulou Tatiana, Attikon Hospital Identifier:
First received: November 9, 2012
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2012
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of pregabalin or pregabalin and continuous wound infusion versus placebo for analgesia following thoracotomy

Condition Intervention Phase
Post-thoracotomy Pain
Drug: Pregabalin and normal saline infusion, PRG
Drug: Pregabalin and ropivacaine 02% infusion
Drug: Placebo drug, normal saline infusion
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Attikon Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain control [ Time Frame: 5 days postoperatively ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • morphine consumption [ Time Frame: 3 days postoperatively ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • side effects, pain at 1 and 3 months, incidence of neuropathic pain [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2012
Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: pregabalin
perioperative pregabalin starting the evening before surgery, and for five days postoperatively
Drug: Pregabalin and normal saline infusion, PRG
Active Comparator: pregabalin and continuous wound infusion
Pregabalin as previous group and continuous infusion of ropivacaine 0.2% via a wound catheter
Drug: Pregabalin and ropivacaine 02% infusion
Placebo Comparator: placebo
Placebo drug and normal saline infusion
Drug: Placebo drug, normal saline infusion


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients scheduled for a thoracotomy,

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age >70 years
  • BMI > 30
  • preoperative Hb < 10 mg/dL
  • preexistent chronic pain
  • neurologic disease
  • chronic assumption of alcohol
  • treatment with analgesics, anxiolytics, sedatives, antidepressants, or calcium channel inhibitors
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01726205

Attikon Hospital
Athens, Greece
Sponsors and Collaborators
Attikon Hospital
Principal Investigator: Tatiana Sidiropoulou Attikon Hospital
Principal Investigator: Eyaggelos Giavasopoulos Attikon Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sidiropoulou Tatiana, Lecturer in Anesthesiology, University of Athens, Attikon Hospital Identifier: NCT01726205     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRGCWI1 
Study First Received: November 9, 2012
Last Updated: November 9, 2012
Health Authority: Greece: Ethics Committee
Greece: Ministry of Health and Welfare

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Anesthetics, Local
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Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
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Psychotropic Drugs
Sensory System Agents
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