Single vs Double Epidural Catheter Analgesia for Scoliosis Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Study was unable to meet patient enrollment goals. PI chose to terminate the study early.)
First Posted : July 16, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 2, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Brief Summary:
This is a study comparing pain control utlilizing one or two epidural catheters, along with a hydromorphone PCA, for analgesia following surgery for correction of scoliosis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Drug: epidural catheter Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 2 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Single Versus Double Epidural Catheter Technique for Postoperative Analgesia Following Scoliosis Surgery
Study Start Date : July 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Scoliosis
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: single epidural catheter Drug: epidural catheter
epidural catheter with 0.3% ropivacaine
Active Comparator: double epidural catheter Drug: epidural catheter
epidural catheter with 0.3% ropivacaine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. pain scores with activity [ Time Frame: 72 hours ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. pain scores at rest [ Time Frame: 72 hours ]
  2. opioid side effects [ Time Frame: 72 hours ]
  3. functional outcomes [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   11 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients undergoing surgery via a posterior approach for AIS
  2. Children ages 11-18
  3. ASA physical status 1-2
  4. Informed consent by legal guardian and assent by patient (for minors 11-17 years of age) or informed consent by subject (for patients 18 years of age)
  5. Planned correction of at least 8 vertebral levels

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient refusal to participate
  2. Patients on chronic narcotic medication
  3. Allergy to standard of care drugs used in the study (Omnipaque, ropivacaine, hydromorphone, oxycodone, acetaminophen, gabapentin, ondansetron, nalbuphine or diphenhydramine, diazepam)
  4. Coagulopathy
  5. Pre-existing neurological deficit
  6. Inability to use a Numerical Rating Scale (NRS: 0-10 patient self-reported score) for pain assessment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01900626

United States, Wisconsin
American Family Children's Hospital
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier: NCT01900626     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Epidural for Scoliosis
First Posted: July 16, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 2, 2015
Last Verified: December 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spinal Curvatures
Spinal Diseases
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases