Lower Extremity Regional Anesthesia and Infrainguinal Bypass Grafting

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Inadequate patient population)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas Nicholas IV MD, University of Nebraska
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: February 26, 2013
Last updated: December 1, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
In this investigation, the investigators will attempt to demonstrate that patients who have received nerve blocks (regional anesthesia) prior to open surgical vascular bypass of the lower extremities (infrainguinal bypass grafting) will have improved surgical outcomes namely a reduction in the rates of death, wound infection, graft thrombosis, graft revision, and amputation. As well, the investigators anticipate that patients who have undergone regional anesthesia for infrainguinal bypass grafting will have improved secondary outcomes with respect to a decreased length of stay, narcotic consumption, nausea and vomiting, post-operative cognitive dysfunction, major cardiac events, post-operative pain, and hyperglycemic episodes.

Condition Intervention
Peripheral Vascular Disease.
Procedure: Single shot femoral and sciatic nerve block

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Lower Extremity Regional Anesthesia and Infrainguinal Bypass Grafting

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Further study details as provided by University of Nebraska:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • graft thrombosis [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • limb amputation [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • wound infection [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • graft revision [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • death rate [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • decreased length of hospital stay [ Time Frame: up to 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    decreased length of post surgical hospital stay

  • narcotic consumption [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Overall narcotic consumption will be recorded

  • nausea and vomiting [ Time Frame: up to 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • post-operative cognitive dysfunction [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • major cardiac events [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • post-operative pain [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • hyperglycemic episodes [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: May 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Single shot femoral and sciatic nerve block
Prospective patient study group who present for infrainguinal bypass grafting and will receive single shot femoral and sub gluteal sciatic nerve blocks.
Procedure: Single shot femoral and sciatic nerve block
Ultrasound will be performed with a linear 10- to 13-Megahertz probe while performing the nerve block. Standard American Society of Anesthesiology monitors will be applied and the patient sedated at the discretion of the anesthetic team. Complications such as vascular puncture, pain on injection, or systemic toxicity will be recorded. A perineural dosing regimen for the regional blocks will be as follows: (femoral block) 20cc of 0.5% ropivicaine and (sub-gluteal posterior sciatic block) 20cc of 0.2% ropivicaine. Epinephrine will be withheld from the local anesthetic in order to prevent the potential of further ischemic complications.
Retrospective study group
Retrospective chart review will be performed and data collected on patients who have undergone infrainguinal bypass grafting under general anesthesia and without the use of regional or neuraxial anesthesia.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients 19 years of age and older who are candidates to undergo infrainguinal bypass grafting for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients 19 years of age and older who are candidates to undergo infrainguinal bypass grafting for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age is less than 19 years
  • allergies to amide anesthetics
  • inability to undergo general anesthesia
  • acute limb ischemia
  • any existence of contraindications to regional anesthesia in the presence of antiplatelet or anticoagulative drugs
  • evidence of gross neurological dysfunction of the lower extremity
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01803165

United States, Nebraska
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68198-4455
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nebraska
Principal Investigator: Thomas A Nicholas, MD Univversity of Nebraska Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Thomas Nicholas IV MD, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01803165     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 541-12-EP 
Study First Received: February 26, 2013
Last Updated: December 1, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by University of Nebraska:
emesis,post operative.
cognitive dysfunction, post operative.
wound infection, post operative.
pain, post operative.
Anesthesia, Conduction/methods
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical/adverse effects
Regional Blood Flow/drug effects
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures/methods
Vasodilation/drug effects

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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