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Bilateral Dual Transversus Abdominis Plane Block for Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01760161
Recruitment Status : Terminated (No signal on pain-score)
First Posted : January 4, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 12, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nils Bjerregaard, Aalborg Universitetshospital

Brief Summary:
To evaluate the effects of bilateral dual transversus abdominis plane block on postoperative pain after robotic assited laparoskopic surgery and measure the plasma-level of ropivacain after the bilateral dual transversus abdominis plane block.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pain Treatment Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery Bilateral Dual Transversus Abdominis Plane Block Drug: Ropivacaine Drug: Isotonic potassium chloride Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

After randomisation patients for robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery will receive bilateral dual transversus abdominis plane block containing either ropivacain or isotonic potassium chloride.

The investigators will record pain-score, opioid-consumption and sensibility on the abdominal wall in the postoperative periode.

Also a blood sample will be taken at 15, 30, 60, 120 and 240 minutes after the block in order to measure the plasma-level of ropivacain after bilateral dual transversus abdominis plane block.

The investigators assume that there will be significant effect on postoperative pain and that the level of plasma-ropivacain will be acceptable.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomised, Double-blind Study to Evaluate the Effect of Bilateral Dual Transversus Abdominis Plane Block on Postoperative Pain and Plasma Concentration of Ropivacaine After Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
Study Start Date : April 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Potassium
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Ropivacain
Ropicacain 3,75 mg/ml 15 ml x 4 when placing the Bilateral Dual Transverus Abdominis Plane block
Drug: Ropivacaine
Ropicacain 3,75 mg/ml 15 ml x 4 when placing the Bilateral Dual Transverus Abdominis Plane block
Placebo Comparator: Isotonic potassium chloride
Isotonic potassium chloride 15 ml x 4 when placing the bilateral dual transverus abdominis plane block.
Drug: Isotonic potassium chloride
Isotonic potassium chloride 15 ml x 4 when placing the bilateral dual transverus abdominis plane block.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain-score on numerical rating scale [ Time Frame: 4 hours after surgery ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Administration of opioids [ Time Frame: The first 24 hours after surgery. ]
  2. Pain-score on numerical rating scale [ Time Frame: 8 hours after surgery ]
  3. Pain-score on numerical rating scale [ Time Frame: 24 hours after surgery ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Thermoanalgesia at dermatome-level th6-th12 [ Time Frame: 1 hour after bilateral dual transversus abdominis plane block ]
  2. Plasma-ropivacain level [ Time Frame: 15, 30, 60, 120 and 240 mins after the block ]


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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:

  • patients scheduled for robotic assisted laparoscopis surgery
  • acceptance to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • allergies to local analgetics
  • daily use of strong opioids

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Locations
Denmark
Aalborg Hospital
Aalborg, Region Nord, Denmark, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aalborg Universitetshospital

Responsible Party: Nils Bjerregaard, Consultant Anestetist, Aalborg Universitetshospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01760161     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20120042
First Posted: January 4, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 12, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015

Keywords provided by Nils Bjerregaard, Aalborg Universitetshospital:
postoperative pain
opioid consumption
termanalgesia
plasmaropivacain level

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ropivacaine
Anesthetics, Local
Anesthetics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents