Ultrasound-guided Ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric Block for Inguinal Hernia Repair

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2010 by Bispebjerg Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 30, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 30, 2011
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Bispebjerg Hospital

Brief Summary:
Aim: To investigate whether ultrasound-guided perineural administration of 20 ml bupivacaine 5 mg/ml vs 20 ml isotonic saline at the ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric nerves have a clinically analgesic effect after unilateral open inguinal hernia repair.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Inguinal Hernia Drug: bupivacaine Drug: saline Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Does Ultrasound-guided Ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric Block Improve Postoperative Pain Outcome After Unilateral Inguinal Hernia Repair?
Study Start Date : May 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hernia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: bupivacaine
perineural bupivacaine 5 mg/ml 20 ml
Drug: bupivacaine
perineural bupivacaine 5 mg/ml 20 ml

Placebo Comparator: saline
perineural isotonic saline 20 ml
Drug: saline
perineural isotonic saline 20 ml

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. pain at mobilization using 100 mm VAS [ Time Frame: within the first 24 hours postoperatively ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. pain at rest using 100 mm VAS [ Time Frame: within 24 hours postoperatively ]
  2. perceived illness [ Time Frame: within 24 hours postoperatively ]
    using short form-8 index

  3. ability of daily living [ Time Frame: within 24 hours ]
    using the Barthel/100 index

  4. amount of analgesics [ Time Frame: within 24 hours postoperatively ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age above 18 years
  • unilateral primary inguinal repair
  • open surgery a.m. Lichtenstein
  • informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age below 18 years
  • secondary surgery
  • laparoscopic surgery
  • lack of communicative skills

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01326039

Copenhagen University Hospital Bispebjerg Recruiting
Copenhagen, NV, Denmark, 2400
Contact: Finn Bærentzen, MD    35313531   
Contact: Kenneth Jensen, MD    35313531 ext 4496   
Principal Investigator: Finn Bærentzen, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Jens Børglum, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Kenneth Jensen, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bispebjerg Hospital
Study Chair: Kenneth Jensen, MD Copenhagen University Hospital Bispebjerg, Denmark

Responsible Party: Finn Bærentzen, MD, Copenhagen University Hospital Bispebjerg Identifier: NCT01326039     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BBH_2010_IIH
First Posted: March 30, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 30, 2011
Last Verified: April 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Inguinal
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents