Evaluation of the Performance of Epidural Analgesia After Major Abdominal Surgery

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Jan 1, 2022
  • participants needed
    100
  • sponsor
    University Hospital, Toulouse
Updated on 11 June 2021

Summary

Epidural analgesia is widely used for the treatment of acute postoperative pain, and currently represents the gold standard after open major abdominal surgery. However, several studies have reported a failure rate of APT of up to 30%. Its efficacy regarding pain control during coughing and mobilization is also inconsistent, with correct analgesia found in only 60% of cases in a Scandinavian multicenter cohort. Inadequate Epidural analgesia may be associated with more postoperative complications. This finding prompts a study in our institution to evaluate the performance of epidural analgesia after major open abdominal surgery.

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Epidural analgesia is widely used for the treatment of acute postoperative pain, and currently represents the gold standard after open major abdominal surgery. However, several studies have reported a failure rate of APT of up to 30%. Its efficacy regarding pain control during coughing and mobilization is also inconsistent, with correct analgesia found in only 60% of cases in a Scandinavian multicenter cohort. Inadequate Epidural analgesia may be associated with more postoperative complications. This finding prompts a study in our institution to evaluate the performance of epidural analgesia after major open abdominal surgery.

Epidural analgesia does not guarantee total control of acute postoperative pain after major open abdominal surgery. The performance of epidural analgesia could vary according to predisposing factors and postoperative days. Inadequate epidural analgesia could be associated with greater morbidity after open major abdominal surgery.

In order to evaluate the performance of epidural analgesia after major open abdominal surgery, a prospective observational monocentric scheme seems relevant. The evaluation will be clinical based on questioning and a brief medical examination during the early postoperative phase of the operated patients.

Details
Condition Epidural Analgesia After Major Open Abdominal Surgery
Treatment postoperative pain assess
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04912557
SponsorUniversity Hospital, Toulouse
Last Modified on11 June 2021

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Inclusion Criteria

Major abdominal surgery patient operated by laparotomy (predicted operative time 2 hours)
epidural analgesia accepted

Exclusion Criteria

Minor or protected patient
Patients under guardianship, curatorship or safeguard of justice
Pregnant or breastfeeding woman
Contraindication or refusal of epidural analgesia
Failure of the initial placement of the epidural catheter
Major intraoperative complication requiring continued postoperative sedation
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