Fixation of Thoracic Epidurals Influencing Catheter-related Infections and Dislocation (TDPAFD)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01402778
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : July 26, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 20, 2011
Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf
University of Osnabrueck
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Klinik für Anästhesiologie, Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf
Major interest in our investigation is to find out whether distinct fixation techniques influence catheter dislocation and/ or incidence of local inflammation. A systematic comparison of two different fixation techniques with regard to catheter location, analgetic potential and signs of local inflammation will be conducted. To ensure identical patients groups allocation will be strictly randomized. Furthermore, both patient groups will receive identical pain medication via the peridural catheter in situ. All catheter tips will be screened microbiologically after removal.
Condition or disease
DislocationInfectionLine ColonisationLine Insertion Site
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients aged > 18 years
Patients aged > 18 years and operation with thoracic epidural