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Pain Perception After Tubal Ligation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01062087
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 4, 2010
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to attempt to determine retrospectively whether there was a statistically significant difference in patient need for postoperative narcotics between two different groups of women who received a laparoscopic tubal ligation. One group received a local anesthetic injection or gel at the surgical sites, in addition to general anesthesia. The other group did not receive any local anesthetic but did receive general anesthesia. The investigators hypothesize that the group that received the local anesthetic injection or gel had lower average postoperative narcotic requirements and shorter postoperative dismissal to home times than the group that did not receive the auxiliary local anesthetic.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Pain Drug: Bupivacaine, Lidocaine

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 62 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Retrospective Investigation of Postoperative Pain Perception After Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilization
Study Start Date : January 2010
Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Study Completion Date : December 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anesthesia
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Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Local anesthetic
Women who received local anesthetic during surgery in addition to general anesthesia
Drug: Bupivacaine, Lidocaine
Injection at surgical port site of 0.25% Bupivicaine, 2.5 mg/mL NaCl solution and/or application of Lidocaine HCl jelly 2% aqueous, up to 5 mL
Other Name: Marcaine
No local anesthetic
Women who did not receive any local anesthetic during surgery, but did have general anesthesia

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Amount of postoperative narcotic required before dismissal from hospital [ Time Frame: up to 12 hours ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The amount of time required for postoperative hospitalization before dismissal [ Time Frame: 2-12 hours ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 52 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Urban clinic population, mix of ethnicities, most are Medicaid patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female, age 21-52,having a laparoscopic tubal ligation by the fallopia ring method at Oklahoma State University Medical Center between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2009

Exclusion Criteria:

  • We will exclude women with the following comorbid conditions, since they may alter the patient's pain level or her perception of pain after the tubal ligation: history of chronic pelvic pain, history of pelvic inflammatory disease, opiate abuse, conversion to open procedure, unsuccessful tubal ligation, laceration of tube, more than one ring placed on single tube, admittance to the hospital, additional procedures performed, endometriosis, allergy to marcaine, lidocaine, or bupivicaine.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01062087

United States, Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University Medical Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 74127
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Principal Investigator: Terry Badzinski, DO Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
More Information

Responsible Party: Sarah McCoy, OB/GYN, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01062087     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010002
First Posted: February 4, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 3, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012

Keywords provided by Sarah McCoy, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences:
postoperative pain
tubal ligation
local anesthetic

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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