Last updated on February 2018

Comparison of the Clinical Efficacy of 2 Paravertebral Block Strategies in Thoracic Surgery by Thoracotomy: by the Anesthetist (Paravertebral Block Guided by Ultrasound) and by the Thoracic Surgeon (Paravertebral Block Visual)


Brief description of study

Post-thoracotomy pain is one of the most severe. The local analgesia allows its effective control and a reduction of postoperative morbidity and mortality.

The gold standard for local analgesia is the thoracic epidural. However, this technique can be dangerous with severe complications.

The paravertebral block showed comparable efficacy to the thoracic epidural for local analgesia . In addition, it has a better safety profile. There are several installation techniques. The difference in efficiency of these laying techniques is unknown.

Detailed Study Description

Compare the clinical effectiveness of two strategies of realization of paravertebral block: by the anesthetist before incision (paravertebral block guided by ultrasound) and by the thoracic surgeon at chest closure (paravertebral block visual).

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02865226

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Jean-Marc MALINOVSKY

Chu de Reims
Reims, France
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Recruitment Status: Open


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