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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01429480
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2011 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 7, 2011
Last Update Posted : September 7, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Pain Procedure: Preoperative Ultrasound Guided Ilioinguinal/Iliohypogastric Block Procedure: Preoperative Ultrasound Guided Posterior TAP Block Drug: Patient controlled analgesia

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 90 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (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
Study Start Date : August 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2013
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
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

Outcome Measures

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

Eligibility Criteria

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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
Contacts and Locations

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

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01429480     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0065-11-HYMC
First Posted: September 7, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 7, 2011
Last Verified: September 2011

Keywords provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:
Analgesia, postoperative