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Ketolorac Versus Saline at Laparoscopic Incision Sites

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(lack of funding)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Cleveland Clinic Identifier:
First received: June 15, 2011
Last updated: January 9, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
Pain control following surgery is a critical aspect of patient care. Pain at incision sites in laparoscopic surgery contributes to overall pain felt by a patient. There is no definitive proof that the typical medications (such as lidocaine) injected at incision sites during surgery improve pain control. This study looks at a different type of medication (ketorolac - an NSAID) to better control pain at laparoscopic incision sites.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pain, Postoperative Drug: Ketolorac Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prospective Randomized Double-blind Study of Incisional Local Anesthesia in Laparoscopic Surgery (Ketorolac Versus Normal Saline)

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Further study details as provided by The Cleveland Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine if ketorolac decreases incisional pain in laparoscopic surgery [ Time Frame: 60 minutes post-op, 120 minutes post-op, at D/C from PACU and 24-hours following surgery ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Determine if amount of postoperative narcotics decreases after ketorolac use; monitor side effects and adverse outcomes [ Time Frame: 60-minutes post-op; 120 minutes post-op; at time of D/C from PACU; and 24-hours post-op ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ketolorac Drug: Ketolorac
Ketorolac 30 mg in 10 ml saline will be injected at the incision sites at the conclusion of the procedure.
Other Name: Toradol

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female undergoing gynecologic laparoscopic surgery
  • Surgeries less than 60 minutes

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a diagnosis of stage III or IV endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, chronic narcotic use, allergy to anesthetics, contraindication to ketolorac
  • Robotic assisted procedures, single-port laparoscopy or conversion to laparotomy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01374828

United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic - Beachwood Ambulatory Surgery Center
Beachwood, Ohio, United States, 44122
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Cleveland Clinic
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey M. Goldberg, MD The Cleveland Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: The Cleveland Clinic Identifier: NCT01374828     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-452
Study First Received: June 15, 2011
Last Updated: January 9, 2013

Keywords provided by The Cleveland Clinic:
Normal saline
Postoperative pain control
Incisional analgesia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
Ketorolac Tromethamine
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on August 23, 2017