Last updated on March 2018

Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Celiac Plexus Block for Treatment of Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis


Brief description of study

AIM: To compare pain relief in patients randomly assigned to endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac ganglia block (EUS-CGB) vs standard endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus block (EUS-CPB).

METHODS: This is a single-center, double-blind, randomized parallel-group study to assess the efficacy of EUS-CPB vs. EUS-CGB in patients with painful chronic pancreatitis.

Detailed Study Description

Inclusion criteria include: age>18 yrs, ability for informed consent, chronic daily pancreatic-type abdominal pain.

Exclusion criteria include: pregnancy, malignancy, recent acute pancreatitis (within 2 months), elevated INR (>1.5) or low platelet count (<75 cells/mm3), allergy to eggs or "caine" anesthetics.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03070210

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Tyler Stevens, MD

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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