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Influence of Rapydan on Clinical Chemistry and Hematology Measurements

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First received: October 2, 2008
Last updated: May 17, 2010
Last verified: May 2010

There is an increasing awareness of the importance of treating procedure-related pain. Patients undergoing vascular access procedures are often afraid of needles and the discomfort associated with injections. This type of pain and/or fear can be stressful to patients. [1] For prevention of the pain associated with these procedures, the hospital is using Rapydan plasters. Rapydan consists out of two local anesthetics: lidocaine and tetracaïne. Rapydan produces topical anesthesia after an application time of 30 minutes and is used in the Martini Hospital for pain relieve by venipuncture and IV cannulation. The venous blood draining the anaesthetized skin contains a higher blood concentration of the local anesthetics than does venous blood in other parts of the body [2] Although the concentrations of the local anesthetics are low in patients with normal skin, the question is whether the presence of the local anesthetics which Rapydan contains might influence routine measurements in clinical chemistry and hematology.

Condition Intervention
Drug: Rapydan

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Does Rapydan Influence Routine Clinical Chemistry and Hematology Measurements?

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Routine Clinical Chemistry measurements differences [ Time Frame: 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Internal control. Blood from both arms will be drawn. Only one arm of the subject is treated with Rapydan.
Drug: Rapydan
lidocaine / tetracaine 70/70 mg patch
Other Name: Lidocaine Tetracaine Patch


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Volunteers 20-60 years who are decision making competent

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients with local anesthetic allergy Patients using antiarrhythmic drugs Patients using other local anesthetics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00765934

Groningen, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Rob Oude Elferink, MSc LabNoord
  More Information

Responsible Party: R.F.M. Oude Elferink, LabNoord Identifier: NCT00765934     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RapydanClinicalChemistry
Study First Received: October 2, 2008
Last Updated: May 17, 2010
Health Authority: Netherlands: Medical Ethics Review Committee (METC)

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