Last updated on February 2011

Perioperative Lidocaine or Epidural Anesthesia on Outcomes in Complex Spine Surgery


Brief description of study

The primary goal is to assess whether Lidocaine/IVPCA is better in morphine requirements and simultaneously not worse in pain control measured by VAS pain score compared to IVPCA alone.

Detailed Study Description

Participants undergoing spine surgery will be randomized into one of three groups;General 1) Anesthesia and postoperative Patient Controlled Analgesia and placebo IV infusion,2) General Anesthesia plus perioperative intravenous lidocaine infusion and post operative patient controlled analgesia or 3) General Anesthesia plus postoperative epidural analgesia plus placebo IV infusion. After surgery, data will be collected including pain scores and narcotic and anesthesia requirements. Incidents of complications related to surgery or pain medications will be collected, such as bowel function, nausea and vomiting. Inflammatory mediators will be evaluated in all groups to determine anti-inflammatory effects.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00706524

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Gretchen Upton, BA,CCRP

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH United States
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