Therapeutic Efficacy of Intravenous Lidocaine Infusion Compared With Epidural Analgesia for Postoperative Pain Control in Adult Patients Undergoing Major Abdominal Surgery: Non-Inferiority Clinical Trial

2019-07-17 10:04:59 | BioPortfolio


Major abdominal surgery continues is one of the most performed surgical procedures in the world, both electively and urgently. One of the main problems of this type of intervention is postoperative pain. it is shown that it increases health costs related to longer recovery times, longer hospital stay and related complications such as the increased risk of presenting chronic POP pain, which it has been estimated up to 20%, much higher if the surgery involves surgery in the gastrointestinal system.

The goal of analgesia in the postoperative setting is precisely to provide comfort to patients, minimize adverse effects and complications arising from the procedure.

The epidural analgesic technique (has been proposed as an analgesic management standard, since multiple studies have shown that it reduces opioid consumption, improves recovery and is a useful strategy for pain control. However, it is an invasive technique, with risk of complications such as hematomas and epidural abscesses, and it may be difficult to perform.

Currently it has been shown in multiple studies that the intravenous infusion of a local anesthetic, such as lidocaine, in this type of surgical scenarios can reduce the intensity of pain, opioid consumption, hospital stay and ileus with few adverse effects. In addition, these studies propose that, being a less invasive technique, it could be easier to implement and even be safer than the epidural technique.

The main hypothesis of this study is precisely that the infusion of lidocaine may be non-inferior to epidural analgesia in the analgesic management of patients undergoing major abdominal surgery.

Study Design


Pain, Postoperative


Epidural Analgesia, Lidocaine Infusion


Universidad de Antioquia


Not yet recruiting


Universidad de Antioquia

Results (where available)

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The relief of pain without loss of consciousness through the introduction of an analgesic agent into the epidural space of the vertebral canal. It is differentiated from ANESTHESIA, EPIDURAL which refers to the state of insensitivity to sensation.

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A pyrrolizine carboxylic acid derivative structurally related to INDOMETHACIN. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent used for analgesia for postoperative pain and inhibits cyclooxygenase activity.

A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent with potent analgesic and antiarthritic properties. It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of OSTEOARTHRITIS; RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS; ankylosing SPONDYLITIS; and in the alleviation of postoperative pain (PAIN, POSTOPERATIVE).

Relief of PAIN, without loss of CONSCIOUSNESS, through ANALGESIC AGENTS administered by the patients. It has been used successfully to control POSTOPERATIVE PAIN, during OBSTETRIC LABOR, after BURNS, and in TERMINAL CARE. The choice of agent, dose, and lockout interval greatly influence effectiveness. The potential for overdose can be minimized by combining small bolus doses with a mandatory interval between successive doses (lockout interval).

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