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Lidocaine-Prilocaine (EMLA) Cream as Analgesia in Hysteroscopy Practice (HISTEROS-07)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01094015
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 26, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 9, 2010
Information provided by:
Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that Lidocaine-Prilocaine cream decrease pain during hysteroscopy diagnostic practice.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pain Drug: lidocaine-prilocaine cream Other: gel application for the transmission of ultrasound Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 92 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Lidocaine-Prilocaine (EMLA) Cream as Analgesia in Hysteroscopy Practice: a Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial
Study Start Date : July 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Lidocaine-Prilocaine cream Drug: lidocaine-prilocaine cream
Implementation of 3 cm of lidocaine-prilocaine in the endocervical canal, 10 minutes before the intervention with a syringe without needle 5ml. Application, with a swab of the anesthetic cream ectocervix level.
Other Name: EMLA

Placebo Comparator: placebo Other: gel application for the transmission of ultrasound
3 cm of gel application for the transmission of ultrasound into the endocervical canal 10 minutes before surgery, with a 5ml syringe without needle. Application, with a swab in gel ectocervix
Other Name: Transonic-Gel

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. pain reduction in the performance of hysteroscopy [ Time Frame: after hysteroscopy and a month later ]
    decrease in pain immediately after the completion of hysteroscopy and one month after completion of the diagnostic test by an analogue pain scale

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. sense of discomfort experience during the procedure [ Time Frame: a month after hysteroscopy ]
    willingness to repeat the diagnostic technique

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients that he must perform a diagnostic hysteroscopy
  • acceptance to participate in the study signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria prerandomization:

  • hypersensitivity or allergy to anesthetics
  • refusal of the patient
  • patients under age 18 and pregnant

Exclusion Criteria postrandomization:

  • dropout
  • unbearable pain that involves other analgesic measures
  • allergic reactions to topical anesthetics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01094015

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Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa
Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain, 08227
Sponsors and Collaborators
Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa
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Principal Investigator: Baldomero Arnau, MD, PhD Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa
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Responsible Party: Baldomero Arnau Rivera, Department of Gynecology Identifier: NCT01094015    
Other Study ID Numbers: HISTEROS-07
First Posted: March 26, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 9, 2010
Last Verified: March 2006
Keywords provided by Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa:
local anaesthetic
pain relief
gynecological pathology
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lidocaine, Prilocaine Drug Combination
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Blockers
Sodium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anesthetics, Combined