Evaluation of Different Anesthesia for Uterine Curettage (EDAUC)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 13, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 31, 2009
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Nanjing Medical University

Brief Summary:
Anesthesia during uterine curettage is a problem. Paracervical block is used in general for such an operation, though, the anesthetic efficacy is incomplete. Propofol is the short-lasting intravenous anesthetic administrated popularly. Sevoflurane is a new inhalational anesthetic well-known for it's "easy come, easy go" property. The investigators hypothesized that propofol, sevoflurane and paracervical block had different anesthetic efficacy during uterine curettage. Which one is the optimal selection for such operation needed to be evaluated.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Uterine Curettage Abortion, Induced Drug: Lidocaine Drug: Propofol Drug: Sevoflurane Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the Anesthetic Efficacy of Propofol,Sevoflurane and Paracervical Block for Uterine Curettage
Study Start Date : August 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anesthesia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
Paracervical block will be performed
Drug: Lidocaine
Paracervical injection of 2% Lidocaine to block associated nociception input
Other Name: Lignocaine

Experimental: 2
Propofol anesthesia will be performed
Drug: Propofol
Propofol 3mg/kg will be injected intravenously; 1 mg/kg will be added additionally for incomplete anesthesia
Other Name: Diprivan

Experimental: 3
Sevoflurane anesthesia will be performed
Drug: Sevoflurane
Sevoflurane 8% for anesthesia induction, 2-3% as the maintenance
Other Name: Sevorane

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Bispectral Index (BIS) value [ Time Frame: 0, 5, 10, 20, 30min after anesthesia ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Intraoperative awareness [ Time Frame: 0, 5, 10, 20, 30min after anesthesia ]
  2. Vital signs [ Time Frame: 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30min after anesthesia ]
  3. Arterial blood gas analysis [ Time Frame: 5min before operation; 1min and 5min after beginning of the operation ]
  4. Pain intensity [ Time Frame: 0, 5, 10, 20, 30min after surgical procedures ]
  5. Cortisol level [ Time Frame: 30min before operation; 1 and 5min during operation ]
  6. Side effects [ Time Frame: 30min after operation ]
  7. Uterine bleeding [ Time Frame: 0min after completion of the operation; 1 hour after the operation ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ASA status I-II
  • Performing abortion operation (medical- or surgical)
  • Requiring painless abortion

Exclusion Criteria:

  • < 19 yrs, and >=45 yrs
  • History of central active drugs administration
  • Drug abuse
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Any other chronic diseases
  • Allergy to the study drugs
  • Habit of over-volume alcohol drinking
  • Records of history of centrally active drug use and psychiatry
  • Any organic disorder

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00733564

China, Jiangsu
Nanjing Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 210004
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nanjing Medical University
Study Director: XiaoFeng Shen, MD Nanjing Medical University

Responsible Party: XiaoFeng Shen, Nanjing Medical University Identifier: NCT00733564     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NMU-FY2008-209
First Posted: August 13, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009

Keywords provided by Nanjing Medical University:
Local anesthetic

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anesthetics, Local
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Blockers
Sodium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Anesthetics, Intravenous
Anesthetics, General
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Anesthetics, Inhalation