Summary

for people ages 18-90 (full criteria)
at Sacramento, California
study started
estimated completion
Jon Zhou, MD

Description

Summary

This is a prospective randomized study designed to compare the pain control from a single shot of liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel) against transversus abominus plane (TAP) catheters with ropivicaine bolus in patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery.

Official Title

Transversus Abdominus Plane (TAP) Block Catheters vs Liposomal Bupivacaine for Pain Control After Colorectal Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Control Trial

Details

At UC Davis, it is standard practice to place TAP blocks with catheters for adult colorectal surgery patients for perioperative pain control. This practice, however, is resource intensive, adds the risk of catheter-related complications, and adds increased burden to patients by requiring them to be tethered to 2 catheters.

An alternative TAP can be performed using a single shot of liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel), an extended release local anesthetic that is FDA-approved for surgical plane infiltration including TAP blocks.

With this prospective study, we seek to improve patient care at UC Davis and educate other institutions through the use of concrete data comparing these 2 treatment options.

Keywords

Colorectal Surgery TAP Blocks Bupivacaine Ropivacaine Exparel

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-90

  • Patients scheduled for elective colorectal surgery with Dr. Linda Farkas

You CAN'T join if...

  • Patients under 18 years of age
  • Patient over 90 years of age
  • Pregnancy
  • Prisoners
  • Patients unable to provide consent
  • Patients on systemic anticoagulation therapy
  • Patients with an allergy to local anesthetics

Location

  • UC Davis Health accepting new patients
    Sacramento California 95817 United States

Lead Scientist

  • Jon Zhou, MD
    Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, Davis
Links
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ID
NCT03080142
Phase
Phase 4
Study Type
Interventional
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