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Effect van dosis versus volume van mepivacaine op de werkingsduur van echo geleid axillair plexus blok.

- candidate number13403
- NTR NumberNTR3648
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR3-okt-2012
- Secondary IDsNL40000.072.12 CCMO
- Public TitleEffect van dosis versus volume van mepivacaine op de werkingsduur van echo geleid axillair plexus blok.
- Scientific TitleEffect of local anesthetic dose versus volume on block duration of single shot ultrasound-guided axillary plexus block with mepivacaine.
- hypothesisPrimary objective: To determine the effect of mepivacaine dose and volume on the duration of sensory axillary brachial plexus block (overall and individual nerves).
Our hypothesis (H0) is that there is no difference (less than 60 min) in duration of ABPB using the different amounts of local anesthetic (volume and dose) under ultrasound guidance.
Secondary objectives: Effect of dose and volume on: duration of motor block (overall and individual nerves); onset of sensory and motor block (overall and individual nerves); Time To First Request of postoperative analgesia (TTFR); and satisfaction (NRS 0-10) with anesthetic technique.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedMepivacaine, Regional anesthesia
- Inclusion criteria1. Patients ≥ 18 years;
2. ASA physical status classification I III;
3. Patients undergoing single shot ABPB for hand, wrist, or forearm orthopedic surgery;
4. Written informed consent.
- Exclusion criteria1. Contra-indications for regional anesthesia;
2. Known hypersensitivity to amide-type local anesthetics;
3. Known history of peripheral neuropathy;
4. Any other reason which in the opinion of the investigator makes the patient unsuitable for participation in the study.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingDouble
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-okt-2012
- planned closingdate1-okt-2013
- Target number of participants45
- InterventionsIntravenous access and routine monitoring will be established in all patients. Experienced anesthesiologists will place all blocks with 30 mL mepivacaine 1.0% (300 mg), 30 mL mepivacaine 1,5% (450 mg) or 20 mL mepivacaine 1,5% (300 mg), according to a computer-generated randomization list.

Axillary block will be performed with a combination of nerve stimulation and ultrasound. The musculocutaneus, median, ulnar and radial nerve will be identified separately. Each nerve will be blocked by either 7-8 mL (30 mL groups) or 5 mL (20 mL group). Time is designated t = 0 upon conclusion of the axillary brachial plexus block. Surgery will be performed under regional anesthesia alone, or supplemented with sedation. In case of inadequate anesthesia patients will be converted to general anesthesia.
- Primary outcomeDuration of sensory ABPB (overall and individual nerves).
- Secondary outcome1. Duration of motor block (overall and individual nerves);
2. Onset of sensory and motor block (overall and individual nerves);
3. Time to first request for postoperative analgesia Satisfaction (NRS 0-10) with the anesthetic technique.
- Timepoints1. T = 0 upon conclusion of the axillary nerve block;
2. Until T = 30, the onset of sensory and motor block is assesed every 5 minutes until axillary block is complete;
3. T = 0PO upon arrival at the post anesthesia care unit.

Offset of sensory and motor block will be assessed every 15 minutes until full recovery.
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- Sponsor/Initiator Sint Maartenskliniek Nijmegen
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Sint Maartenskliniek Nijmegen
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryPeripheral nerve block (PNB) as an anesthetic technique plays an important role in modern regional anesthesia. Duration of PNB depends on several factors such as the choice of local anesthetic (LA), the site of injection and the dose of LA. The dose of local anesthetic administered when performing peripheral nerve block is determined by volume and concentration; in what way these parameters affect duration is controversial. Using ultrasound guidance, LA spread around the nerves can be assessed with the possibility of repositioning the needle in case of maldistribution. Recent publications illustrate that the volume of LA can be significantly reduced when particular regional anesthetic techniques are performed with ultrasound guidance.

In a recent study, we compared the duration of sensory and motor block with 15 and 40 millilitres mepivacaine 1.5% for axillary brachial plexus block using ultrasound guidance.6 Dose reduction from 40 mL to 15 mL (62.5%) shortened the overall duration of sensory and motor block by approximately 17-19% in our study. It reduced sensory and motor block duration of individual nerves with 18-40% and decreased the time to first request of postoperative analgesia with approximately 30%. The difference in block duration in our study may be the effect of either reducing the volume from 40 to 15 mL, or of reducing the dose from 600 to 225 mg. In previous research, duration of analgesia reported by Serradell et al.7 was 231 45 min in their group receiving axillary block with 200 mg mepivacaine in 20 mL. Interestingly, the TTFR in our group 40 mL (600 mg mepivacaine) was similar (235 59 min), whereas the TTFR in our group 15 mL (225 mg mepivacaine) was considerably shorter. Although differences in methodology preclude making direct comparisons, these observations may indicate that the reduction in block duration seen in our study is caused by the reduction in volume from 40 mL to 15 mL rather than the reduction in dose from 600 mg to 225 mg. However, further study is required to substantiate this.

Therefore, the purpose of the current study is to determine the effect of mepivacaine dose and volume on the duration of sensory axillary brachial plexus block (overall and individual nerves).
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD3-okt-2012 - 19-okt-2012

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