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Postoperative Rehabilitation After Cardiac Surgery in Patients at Risk of Respiratory Complications. Effects of a Continuous Bi-laterosternal Infusion of Ropivacaine Through Multihole Catheters (BLS-Sterno)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01828788
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2013 by University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : April 11, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Postoperative pain after cardiac surgery is a risk factor for postoperative complications. In cardiac surgery, pain is more intense during the first 48 hours and disturbs the patient's capacity of coughing, deep breathing, and early mobilisation. It may be responsible for respiratory complications such as bronchial or pulmonary infection, and may also delay the patient's rehabilitation and therefore prolong the duration of in-hospital stay. A previous pilot study performed in our department showed a sensible improvement of analgesia at movement and of rehabilitation with a continuous bilaterosternal infusion of local anaesthesia [Eljezi et al.. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2012; 37:166]. Such strategy shall be tested in a subpopulation of patients at risk for respiratory complication.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Scheduled Cardiac Surgery Sternotomy Elderly Patients Obesity Chronic Bronchitis Drug: Ropivacaine Drug: placebo Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Prospective, controlled, randomised, parallel, single-centre, single-blinded trial, comparing to a control (conventional care with no locoregional anaesthesia) an infusion of ropivacaine through two multihole catheters placed lateral to the sternum. In both groups, postoperative analgesia will be achieved by paracetamol plus titrated then self-administered intravenous morphine.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Postoperative Rehabilitation After Cardiac Surgery in Patients at Risk of Respiratory Complications. Effects of a Continuous Bi-laterosternal Infusion of Ropivacaine Through Multihole Catheters.
Study Start Date : September 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2014

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Ropivacaïne
Prospective, controlled, randomised, parallel, single-centre, single-blinded trial, comparing to a control (conventional care with no locoregional anaesthesia) an infusion of ropivacaine through two multihole catheters placed lateral to the sternum. In both groups, postoperative analgesia will be achieved by paracetamol plus titrated then self-administered intravenous morphine.
Drug: Ropivacaine
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Prospective, controlled, randomised, parallel, single-centre, single-blinded trial, comparing to a control (conventional care with no locoregional anaesthesia) an infusion of ropivacaine through two multihole catheters placed lateral to the sternum. In both groups, postoperative analgesia will be achieved by paracetamol plus titrated then self-administered intravenous morphine.
Drug: placebo


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The deadline for obtaining all criteria consistent with an output of postoperative intensive care [ Time Frame: 72 hours ]
    The criteria will be considered by an independent adjudication committee unaware of the treatment given, according to a predefined checklist, whatever the actual delay for discharge. The checklist was built with the help of published recommendations [Camp et al. J Card Surg 2009; 24:414].


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Surgery time [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
  2. Quantity of sufentanil administered [ Time Frame: 72 hours ]
  3. Total morphine consumption [ Time Frame: 72 hours ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Scheduled cardiac surgery (aortic or mitral valve replacement, or coronary bypass surgery) with sternotomy.
  • Patients will be at risk of noncardiac postoperative complications, i.e. age over 75, BMI over 30, pulmonary disease, or active smoking habit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • surgery in emergency
  • thoracotomy
  • cardiac graft
  • redo
  • aortic dissection
  • age over 85
  • pregnancy
  • patient's refusal
  • minor or adult under legal protection
  • psychiatric ongoing disease
  • addiction to opiates
  • ongoing opiate treatment
  • inability to use a PCA device
  • respiratory insufficiency (Vital capacity or maximal expired volume per sec. < 50% of the expected value, or mean PAP > 50 mmHg)
  • cardiac failure or EF < 40% or intra-aortic balloon use
  • pulmonary hypertension over 50 mmHg
  • severe renal insufficiency
  • history of allergy or intolerance to: morphine, acetaminophen, ropivacaine.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01828788


Contacts
Contact: Patrick Lacarin 04 73 75 11 95 placarin@chu-clermontferrand.fr

Locations
France
CHU Clermont-Ferrand Recruiting
Clermont-Ferrand, France, 63003
Contact: Patrick Lacarin    04 73 75 11 95    placarin@chu-clermontferrand.fr   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Vedat Eljezi University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01828788     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CHU-0151
First Posted: April 11, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 25, 2013
Last Verified: September 2013

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand:
Sternotomy
Anesthesia
Post-operative pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchitis
Bronchitis, Chronic
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Ropivacaine
Anesthetics, Local
Anesthetics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents