Cardiovascular Safety Research: Bupivacaine With Vasoconstrictor Versus Ropivacaine in Brachial Plexus Block
Information source: University of Sao Paulo
Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on February 12, 2009
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Condition(s) targeted: Injuries, Hand; Anesthesia Conduction; Anesthetics, Local
Intervention: Bupivacaine (Drug)
Phase: Phase 4
Status: Not yet recruiting
Sponsored by: University of Sao Paulo
Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
José Otávio C Auler Junior, PhD/Chairman, Study Chair, Affiliation: Hospital da Clínicas - Medicine School of the University of São Paulo
José Otávio C Auler Junior, PhD/Chairman, Phone: 55-11-3069-5232, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this study is to determine if bupivacaine (75% levobupivacaine plus 25%
racemic bupivacaine) with vasoconstrictor is effective and safety as ropivacaine in brachial
plexus block for orthopedic surgery.
Study design: Other, Randomized, Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Active Control, Parallel Assignment, Safety/Efficacy Study
Primary outcome: Cardiovascular safety
Secondary outcome: Anesthesia Analgesia quality
The intoxication by Bupivacaine is considered life threatening. Currently the most safety
local anesthetic in substitution to bupivacaine is ropivacaine, however in Brasil there is a
bupivacaine mixture of 75% levobupivacaine plus 25% racemic bupivacaine. The research design
Patients involved: 48; age: 18 to 40 years old; both sex; ASA I and II. Surgery: elective
upper extremity orthopedic surgery. Anesthesia technique: brachial plexus block. Primary
endpoint: cardiovascular safety; analysis by continuous Holter. Secondary endpoint:
anesthetic and analgesic efficacy.
Minimum age: 18 Years.
Maximum age: 40 Years.
- Patients involved: 48; ASA I and II;
- Surgery: elective upper extremity orthopedic surgery.
- Contraindications to anesthesia technique and/or to local anesthetic;
- Participation in different trials in the last two months
- Antiretroviral users;
Locations and Contacts
José Otávio C Auler Junior, PhD/Chairman, Phone: 55-11-3069-5232, Email: email@example.comAdditional Information
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Starting date: October 2007
Ending date: March 2008
Last updated: August 31, 2007