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Sevoflurane Protective Effect on Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in Microvascular Surgery

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: October 30, 2013
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ester Forastiere, Regina Elena Cancer Institute
This study aimed to evaluate the possible protective effect of anesthetic technique balanced (BAL) compared to total intravenous anesthetic technique (TIVA-TCI) in ischemia reperfusion injury in microvascular flap in plastic surgery. The investigators will evaluate the viability of the flap using tissue oximetry monitoring and the level of biochemical markers in a circle at the end of the intervention.

Condition Intervention
Microvascular Breast Flap in Plastic Surgery Drug: Sevoflurane Drug: Diprivan + Remifentanil TCI

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Ester Forastiere, Regina Elena Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • tissutal oximetry average value of the flap measured with INVOS (In Vivo Optical Spectroscopy) system continuously. [ Time Frame: 24 hours from the end of intervention ]

Enrollment: 128
Study Start Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Bilanced group

Sevofluorane adjusted to obtain an Et-Sevo of 1.8-2%, for all the time of the surgical procedure.

Remifentanyl TCI adjusted according to protocol to maintain the range of 1-3 ng / ml.

Drug: Sevoflurane
Active Comparator: TCI group
Propofol 3-4 mg / ml and remifentanyl 1-3 ng / ml according to protocol TCI
Drug: Diprivan + Remifentanil TCI


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age > 18 yr
  • ASA (American Society of Anesthesiology) I-II

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known unusual reaction to anesthetic drugs
  • Evaluation of anesthesia increased risk for malignant hyperthermia.
  • History of vascular disease.
  • History of bleeding diathesis.
  • Tabagism
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01972230

Regina Elena Cancer Institute
Rome, RM, Italy, 00144
Sponsors and Collaborators
Regina Elena Cancer Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ester Forastiere, director, Regina Elena Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01972230     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 17713
Claudia ( Registry Identifier: Claudia )
First Submitted: October 24, 2013
First Posted: October 30, 2013
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Anesthetics, Intravenous
Anesthetics, General
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Anesthetics, Inhalation