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Assessment of Spread of Transversus Abdominis Plane Block

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 3, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 4, 2010
Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
Information provided by:
Herlev Hospital

Brief Summary:
For the purpose of assessing the spread of the local anaesthetic after injecting it between abdominal muscles on both sides, the investigators will test if the patient can feel a change in the perception of cold and warm, as well as being pricked with a blunt needle. The investigators will also take several blood samples, together with routine samples, to measure the concentration of the local anesthetic in the blood.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Transversus Abdominis Plane Block Drug: Ropivacaine 0,5%

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Assessment of Spread of Transversus Abdominis Plane Block After Administration of 20 ml Ropivacaine 0,5% Bilaterally
Study Start Date : December 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2010

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
TAP block
Patients before undergoing laparoscopic or other abdominal surgery
Drug: Ropivacaine 0,5%
Injection of ropivacaine 0,5% 20 ml bilaterally before surgery

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients undergoing abdominal surgery

Inclusion Criteria:

  • undergo abdominal surgery, eligible for TAP block, over 18, BMI 20-40

Exclusion Criteria:

  • does not speak danish, does not consent, does not fulfill inclusion criteria

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Herlev University Hospital
Herlev, Denmark, 2730
Sponsors and Collaborators
Herlev Hospital
Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
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Study Director: Ann M Møller, dr. med. Herlev Hospital
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Dr Anja U. Mitchell, Herlev University Hospital, Copenhagen Identifier: NCT01024868    
Other Study ID Numbers: TDTSG-1
First Posted: December 3, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 4, 2010
Last Verified: December 2009
Keywords provided by Herlev Hospital:
Transversus Abdominis Plane Block
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents