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Fixation of Thoracic Epidurals Influencing Catheter-related Infections and Dislocation (TDPAFD)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01402778
First Posted: July 26, 2011
Last Update Posted: December 20, 2011
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Collaborator:
University of Osnabrueck
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Klinik für Anästhesiologie, Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf
January 12, 2011
July 26, 2011
December 20, 2011
January 2011
December 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Changes in catheter position [ Time Frame: 4-6 days ]
Difference in catheter position between day of insertion and day of removal, measured in mm between catheter tip and skin niveau
Same as current
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Secondary variables [ Time Frame: 4-6 days ]
Analgetic quality, incidence of catheter contamination, signs of local inflammmation and microbiological eamination of the catheter after removal
Same as current
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Fixation of Thoracic Epidurals Influencing Catheter-related Infections and Dislocation
Fixation of Thoracic Epidural Catheters Influencing Catheter-related Infections and Dislocation
Major interest in our investigation is to find out whether distinct fixation techniques influence catheter dislocation and/ or incidence of local inflammation. A systematic comparison of two different fixation techniques with regard to catheter location, analgetic potential and signs of local inflammation will be conducted. To ensure identical patients groups allocation will be strictly randomized. Furthermore, both patient groups will receive identical pain medication via the peridural catheter in situ. All catheter tips will be screened microbiologically after removal.
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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Probability Sample
Patients aged > 18 years
  • Dislocation
  • Infection
  • Line Colonisation
  • Line Insertion Site
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  • Cather fixation by tunneling and suture
  • Catheter fixation by adhesive tape
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Completed
140
December 2011
December 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients aged > 18 years and operation with thoracic epidural

Exclusion Criteria:

Refusal of informed consent

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
No
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Germany
 
 
NCT01402778
02-VBTSPK-2011
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Klinik für Anästhesiologie, Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf
Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf
University of Osnabrueck
Principal Investigator: Peter Kienbaum, Professor Heinrich Heine University, Department of Anaesthesiology, Chairman: Univ-Prof. Dr.med. B. Pannen
Principal Investigator: Martin Beiderlinden, Privatdozent Department of Anaesthesia, Marienhospital Osnabrueck
Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf
December 2011