Last updated on September 2008

Peri-Operative Management of Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Analgesia | Neoplasm | Diverticular Disease
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other:
    Patients with colorectal disease that requires a bowel resection who agree to have
    laparoscopic surgery with placement of an oesophageal doppler and a central line and
    who agree to be randomised with regards to a post operative analgesic regime.

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

  • Patients will be excluded from the post operative analgesia trial if they have
    abnormal clotting, skin infection over or near the back, presence of neurological
    disorders or anatomical abnormalities of the vertebral column, or for a reason
    identified by the anaesthetist.
    Patients will also be excluded if there is a contra-indication to oesophageal doppler
    uch as oesophageal disease, recent oesophageal or upper airway surgery, moderate to
    evere aortic valve disease and bleeding diathesis.

Recruitment Status: Open


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