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Loco-regional Analgesia for Post-operative Pain Management in Cardiac Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 19, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Daniela Pasero, University of Turin, Italy

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to evaluate whether loco-regional analgesia reduces post operative pain compared to intravenous analgesia, in patients undergoing cardiac surgery in minithoracotomy. All patients will be randomized to receive locoregional analgesia (treatment group) or intravenous analgesia (control group), at the end of the cardiac intervention.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pain, Postoperative Device: Loco-regional catheter Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 56 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 3 Study of Post-operative Pain Management With Loco-regional Analgesia in Minithoracotomy for Cardiac Surgery. A Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : May 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Loco-regional catheter
A suprafascial catheter will be positioned at the end of cardiac intervention during the thoracotomy closure. The catheter will be connected to a elastomeric pump, which delivers the analgesic drug (ropivacaine).
Device: Loco-regional catheter
it is an intra-fascial catheter for realing of the drug locally

No Intervention: Intravenous analgesia
At the end of the cardiac intervention each patient will receive intravenous analgesia with morphine at 0.8 mg/h.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. ICU lenght of stay and hospital stay [ Time Frame: 28 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mechanical ventilation in the post-operative period [ Time Frame: 72 hours ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients undergoing minithoracotomy for cardiac surgery, > 18 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • psychiatric diseases, which might limit pain evaluation; urgent surgery; patients on ECMO; lack of consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01903551

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Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Turin, Italy, 10126
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Turin, Italy
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Responsible Party: Daniela Pasero, Medical Doctor, University of Turin, Italy Identifier: NCT01903551    
Other Study ID Numbers: UTurin
First Posted: July 19, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016
Keywords provided by Daniela Pasero, University of Turin, Italy:
post-operative pain
loco-regional analgesia
minimally invasive surgery
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pain, Postoperative
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Neurologic Manifestations