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Exparel as a Nerve Block for Severe Hand Pain

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02374320
Recruitment Status : Terminated (PI leaving institution)
First Posted : February 27, 2015
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jose Soberon, MD, Ochsner Health System

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the use of the study drug (Exparel) is safe and effective for treating circulation problems and pain in the hand or fingers.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
CREST Syndrome Peripheral Vascular Disease Raynaud Disease Scleroderma, Diffuse Drug: liposomal bupivacaine Phase 2 Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 14 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Chemical Sympathectomy Following Peripheral Nerve Block With Liposomal Bupivacaine
Study Start Date : November 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Exparel
20 mL liposomal bupivacaine injected once
Drug: liposomal bupivacaine
injected as an axillary block

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. radial and ulnar arterial blood flow [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. pain measured by Visual analog scale. [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) status I-IV

Exclusion Criteria:

  • True Allergy, not sensitivity to: local anesthetics, midazolam, fentanyl, propofol, ketamine
  • Previous surgery or significant trauma involving the radial or ulnar arteries (previous history of angiography and intravascular catheter placement are permitted)
  • Pregnancy
  • Severe hepatic impairment
  • Evidence of infection at or near the proposed needle insertion site
  • Any sensorimotor deficit of the ipsilateral upper extremity, whether acute or chronic as determined by the PI and/or designee

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02374320

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United States, Louisiana
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70121
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jose Soberon, MD
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Principal Investigator: Jose Soberon, MD Ochsner Health System
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Responsible Party: Jose Soberon, MD, Anesthesiologist, Ochsner Health System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02374320    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2014.155.C
First Posted: February 27, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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CREST Syndrome
Vascular Diseases
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Raynaud Disease
Scleroderma, Systemic
Scleroderma, Diffuse
Cardiovascular Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Skin Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Scleroderma, Limited
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents