Percutaneous Ketamine Versus Lidocaine or Placebo, for Post-Surgery Analgesia, in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Partial Lung Resection

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2009 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00822133
First received: January 13, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2009
History: No changes posted

January 13, 2009
January 13, 2009
February 2009
June 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
reduce postoeprative pain [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
overall patient satisfaction [ Time Frame: up to 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Same as current
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Percutaneous Ketamine Versus Lidocaine or Placebo, for Post-Surgery Analgesia, in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Partial Lung Resection
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Since VAT bears with it severe postopearive pain, and since ketamine has been shown to be an optimal analgesics adjuvant for postoperative pain, we wish to assess to effects of ketamie vs. lidocaine if put on the skin in the sites where scopes are interset into the chest for thoracoscopy.

Ketamine hydrochlorid is a general anesthetic that is also used as short term sedative. Ketamine has an antagonistic effect on the central spinal N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) receptors, the latter modulating pain stimuli generated peripherally on their way to central pain centers.

Ketamine has been used recently pre-operatively rather than post-operatively. Our recent experience with pre-operative use of ketamine has not been analyzed yet by Tel Aviv Medical Center's researchers. However, there is some experience with topical dermal, epidural, intra-articular and oral usage of ketamine.

As far as we no, there are no reports on patients' subjective feeling when ketamine was given pre-operatively for postoperative acute pain in patients undergoing partial lung resections. The possible influence of such an effect on the patient's well-being and the patient's family feelings and reactions were neither explored.

The goal of the study is to examine the possibility that if ketamine is administered in the pre-operative period, as a topical ointment, this will induce changes in the patient's sensation of pain, his own satisfaction, and possibly his family's satisfaction as well. The basis of this contention is that by administering less morphine (which is given to the patient in the immediate post-operative period through PCA [Patient-Controlled Analgesia]), with or without changes in pain, might have positive effects on the patient's well being and his family's. This issue will be assessed by a verbal questionnaire and based and on a visual analog scale (VAS).

Three groups of 20 patients each will be enrolled in the study. The first group will receive a placebo topical paste which will be produced by the hospital pharmacy. The second group will be given Lignocain paste, and the third group will get ketamine topical paste, prepared by the pharmacy as well. The study will be double blind and randomized. All patients will be treated with morphine postoperatively, as mentioned above.

It is anticipated that the amounts of morphine that will be used by the patients postoperatively by patients treated by ketamine will be reduced as compared to the other groups. This might increase the patient's and family's satisfaction rates, regardless of the decrease in the subjective pain ratings.

The importance of this study is that if the contention that is at the basis of this study is proven true, similar surgical groups of patients will benefit from the addition of topical ketamine administration to the habitual morphine-used postoperative only analgesia. By doing so, complications that stem from high doses of morphine will diminish, thus maintain hemodynamic stability and benefiting from the advantages of a patient being awake, cooperative and able to feedback the medical personnel in real time about his condition. Cooperation and satisfaction of the patient and family could be the end result of this process. Finally, it is assumed that under such conditions the number of complications in the postoperative period will minimize as well.

Interventional
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Postoperative Pain
  • Drug: lidocaine
    lidocaine 5%
  • Drug: ketamine
    ketamine cream
  • Drug: non-active drug cream
    will be put on the skin
  • Active Comparator: lodocaine
    lidocaine 5% cream will be put on the skin
    Intervention: Drug: lidocaine
  • Experimental: ketamine
    ketamine 5% will be put on the skin
    Intervention: Drug: ketamine
  • Placebo Comparator: placebo
    non-active cream will be put on the skin
    Intervention: Drug: non-active drug cream
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Not yet recruiting
75
December 2009
June 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients undergoing VAT

Exclusion Criteria:

  • emergency patients, open thoracotomy
Both
18 Years to 80 Years
No
Contact: Avi A Weinbroum, MD 972-3-697-3237 draviw@tasmc.health.gov.il
Israel
 
NCT00822133
0250-08-TLV
No
AA Weinbroum, MD, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
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Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
January 2009

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