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Comparison of TAP (Transversus Abdominis Plane) and Ilioinguinal/Iliohypogastric Nerve Block for Analgesia of Open Inguinal Herniorrhaphy (TAP)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2011 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier:
First received: September 4, 2011
Last updated: September 6, 2011
Last verified: September 2011
TAP was recommended by PROSPECT for further investigation as an appropriate analgesic method after open herniorrhaphy. Ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve block is one of the oldest methods of analgesia. The researchers wish to investigate whether the TAP block is as effective as the ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve block?

Condition Intervention
Procedure: Preoperative Ultrasound Guided Ilioinguinal/Iliohypogastric Block
Procedure: Preoperative Ultrasound Guided Posterior TAP Block
Drug: Patient controlled analgesia

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison Between Two Ultrasound-guided Blocks (Transversus Abdominis Plane and Ilioinguinal/Iliohypogastric Nerve Blocks) for Pain Relief After Open Inguinal Herniorrhaphy

Further study details as provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • postoperative pain [ Time Frame: 2 days postoperatively ]
    Intensity of pain in rest and during movement at the operation day and 2 days postoperaive.

Estimated Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: August 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: TAP Block Procedure: Preoperative Ultrasound Guided Posterior TAP Block
Active Comparator: II/IH Block Procedure: Preoperative Ultrasound Guided Ilioinguinal/Iliohypogastric Block
Active Comparator: Control Group Drug: Patient controlled analgesia


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients undergoing elective primary unilateral open tension-free mesh inguinal hernia repair

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to consent to the study
  • BMI more than 40
  • Skin infection near injection site
  • Chronic hepatic or renal failure
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Proven opioid dependency
  • Coagulopathy
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Dementia
  • Lack of orientation
  • Impossibility to understand VAS
  • Patients suffering from chronic pain
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01429480

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Recruiting
Hadera, Israel, 38100
Contact: Anatoly Stav, MD    972-4-630-4529      
Principal Investigator: Anatoly Stav, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier: NCT01429480     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0065-11-HYMC
Study First Received: September 4, 2011
Last Updated: September 6, 2011

Keywords provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:
Analgesia, postoperative processed this record on May 24, 2017