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Intraoperative Bleeding During Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: November 17, 2009
Last Update Posted: February 14, 2014
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago
The purpose of this study is to compare the blood loss during sinus surgery looking at two different types of anesthesia: either intravenous anesthesia with propofol or inhalational anesthesia with sevoflurane.

Condition Intervention
Blood Loss Drug: propofol Drug: sevoflurane

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Intraoperative Bleeding During Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Between Patients Receiving Total Intravenous Anesthesia With Propofol and Patients Receiving an Inhalational Anesthetic With Sevoflurane

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Further study details as provided by University of Chicago:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Estimated Blood Loss [ Time Frame: from the start of surgery to the end of surgery, up to 6 hours ]
    Estimated blood loss in milliliters per hour is calculated by subtracting the volume of total irrigation used during the case from the total amount of fluid in the suction canister at the end of surgery and dividing by surgical time in hours.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Anesthesiologist Numeric Rating Scale (ANRS) [ Time Frame: at the end of surgery (up to 6 hours) ]
    The anesthesiologist numeric rating scale is to rate the ease of the anesthesia technique ranging from 0 to 10 (10 is best, 0 is worst).

  • Surgeon's Numeric Rating Scale (SNRS) [ Time Frame: at the end of surgery (up to 6 hours) ]
    The surgeon's numeric rating scale(SNRS)is to rate the surgical conditions (mucosal bleeding and visibility) on a scale ranging from 0 to 10, with 0 defined as cadaveric conditions and 10 as severe bleeding requiring constant suction.

Enrollment: 33
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Intravenous anesthesia
Intravenous anesthesia with propofol for endoscopic sinus surgery
Drug: propofol
100-200mcg/kg/min by infusion
Active Comparator: Inhalation anesthesia
Inhalation anesthesia with sevoflurane for endoscopic sinus surgery
Drug: sevoflurane
1-3% of sevoflurane (expired)


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • male or female patients who are 18 years of age or older,
  • ASA grade 1 (normal otherwise healthy patient),
  • ASA grade 2 (patient with mild systemic disease),
  • patients who have chronic sinusitis with or without nasal polyps.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy,
  • abnormal coagulation panel
  • preoperative use of NSAIDS or ASA medications within 7 days,
  • end-stage renal disease,
  • allergy to any of the used medications,
  • maximal body mass index over 35
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01014728

United States, Illinois
The University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
Principal Investigator: Robert M Naclerio, MD University of Chicago
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Chicago
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01014728     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-317A
First Submitted: November 13, 2009
First Posted: November 17, 2009
Results First Submitted: November 20, 2013
Results First Posted: January 9, 2014
Last Update Posted: February 14, 2014
Last Verified: January 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Blood Loss, Surgical
Pathologic Processes
Intraoperative Complications
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Anesthetics, Intravenous
Anesthetics, General
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Anesthetics, Inhalation