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Effect of Dexamethasone on Duration of Lower Extremity Blocks With Bupivacaine in Subjects Having ACL Repair

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2014 by University of Chicago.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago Identifier:
First received: December 20, 2012
Last updated: March 27, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
Anterior cruciate ligament reapair is a painful procedure. Single shot femoral and sciatic nerve block only last 12-16 hrs. Since dexamethasone prolongs brachial plexus block, using it in lower extremity blocks will prolong the analgesia to provide better outpatient pain relief after surgery at home.

Condition Intervention Phase
Duration of Pain Relief
Drug: dexamethsone
Drug: Bupivacaine
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Study of the Effect of Dexamethasone on Duration of Lower Extremity Blocks With Bupivacaine in Subjects Having ACL Repair

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Further study details as provided by University of Chicago:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • analgesia duration [ Time Frame: 72 hours ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: control
in this group, plain bupivacaine will be used to block femoral and sciatic nerve
Drug: Bupivacaine
Experimental: Dexamethasone
Bupivacaine mixed with dexamethasone will be used to block femoral and sciatic nerve
Drug: dexamethsone Drug: Bupivacaine


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 18-75, no contraindication to regional anesthesia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • peripheral neuropathy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01756560

Contact: Tariq Malik

United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Medical Center Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Contact: Tariq Malik   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT01756560     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB12-2191
Study First Received: December 20, 2012
Last Updated: March 27, 2014

Keywords provided by University of Chicago:
anterior cruciate ligament
block duration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dexamethasone acetate
Dexamethasone 21-phosphate
BB 1101
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
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