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Influence of Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia on Skin Sympathetic Activity and Heart Rate Variability

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00222391
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 7, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University Hospital Muenster

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the impact of epidural anesthesia on sympathetic activity in surgical patients. The study investigates whether a segmental sympathetic block can be determined and can be correlated to level of the sensoric blockade.

Condition or disease
Abdominal Surgery Abdominothoracic Surgery

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 40 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Influence of Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia on Skin Sympathetic Activity and Heart Rate Variability in Surgical Patients
Study Start Date : April 2004
Study Completion Date : January 2006



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hemodynamic parameters

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Level of sensoric block
  2. skin temperature


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • elective surgery
  • combined anesthesia with thoracic epidural anesthesia 8 (Th6-9
  • Body-mass-index < 30

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fever, Hypothermia, SIRS
  • Microangiopathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Sensomotoric deficits

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Locations
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Germany
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University Hospital Muenster
Muenster, Germany, D-48149
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Muenster
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Henrik Freise, MD Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital Münster
Publications of Results:
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00222391    
Other Study ID Numbers: 01-Anast-04
First Posted: September 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 7, 2009
Last Verified: March 2006