Ultrasound Guided Blocks of the Iliohypogastric and Ilioinguinal Nerves in Persistent Postherniorrhaphy Pain Patients

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by:
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: June 8, 2011
Last updated: June 19, 2012
Last verified: January 2011

In this controlled study the investigators will examine the analgesic and sensory effects of ultrasound-guided blocks of the iliohypogastric and ilioinguinal nerves with lidocaine in persistent postherniorrhaphy pain patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: lidocaine
Drug: Placebo
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Ultrasound Guided Blocks of the Iliohypogastric and Ilioinguinal Nerves in Persistent Postherniorrhaphy Pain Patients

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Further study details as provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • changes (lidocaine vs. placebo) in pain perception, sensory mapping and QST compared to pre-block values. [ Time Frame: 20 minutes after the block ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: July 2011
Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: lidocaine
lidocaine block
Drug: lidocaine
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients older than 18 years with severe postherniorrhaphy pain (numerical rating scale [NRS] > 6) for more than 6 month

Exclusion Criteria:

  • known amide local anesthetic drug allergy
  • recurrent hernia
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01373593

Copenhagen, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
  More Information

No publications provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Joakim Bischoff, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, Danmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01373593     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-1-2010-116
Study First Received: June 8, 2011
Last Updated: June 19, 2012
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency
Denmark: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
persistent postherniorrhaphy pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Cardiovascular Agents

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