Transversus Abdominus Plane Block

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Status

Completed

Conditions

Nephrectomy

Treatments

Procedure: Placement of block with ropivacaine
Procedure: TAP block placement with placebo

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01054469
08-003563

Details and patient eligibility

About

Transversus Abdominus Plane (TAP) block may reduce need for postoperative pain medications in patients undergoing laparoscopic hand assisted nephrectomy. Our hypothesis is that the TAP block will result in a significant reduction in pain scores and morphine requirements in the active group.

Enrollment

21 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 80 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Patients who are ≥ 18 and ≤ 80 years of age.
  • Patients scheduled to undergo hand assisted laparoscopic removal of a single kidney for either tumor or living donor transplantation.

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients scheduled to undergo an open procedure for nephrectomy
  • Patients who are converted from hand assisted laparoscopic surgery to open surgery due to intraoperative complications.
  • Bilateral nephrectomy
  • Pregnant or lactating patients
  • Patients unable or unwilling to provide informed consent
  • Patients unable to comprehend the use of a visual analog scale
  • Patients desiring preemptive antiemetics
  • Opioid tolerance
  • Allergy to amide local anesthetics or any of the study drugs (morphine).
  • Contraindication to regional nerve block (bleeding disorder, infection at site of block)
  • Patients with history of dementia

Trial design

21 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

TAP block with placebo
Placebo Comparator group
Treatment:
Procedure: TAP block placement with placebo
TAP block with ropivacaine
Active Comparator group
Treatment:
Procedure: Placement of block with ropivacaine

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