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The purpose of the study is to investigate the differences in post-procedural pain scores and narcotic use among patients who receive a Superior Hypogastric Nerve Block (SHNB) with and without corticosteroid performed as part of the Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) procedure.
Investigators will enroll a total of 28 women undergoing the UAE procedure with 14 subjects in each study arm. This investigation is a single blind randomized control trial investigating the post-procedural analgesic effect of adding a corticosteroid (Triamcinolone) as an adjuvant to a SHNB that contains bupivacaine for patients undergoing UAE, compared to patients undergoing nerve block for pain control following UAE with local anesthetic only. Before and after the procedure, patients will be asked to complete online surveys in order to record their pain score (measured on the Visual Analog Pain Scale), opioid and other pain medication use, and other symptoms, such as nausea.
Triamcinolone, Bupivacaine, Iohexol contrast
University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-21T12:45:38-0400
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An esterified form of TRIAMCINOLONE. It is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid used topically in the treatment of various skin disorders. Intralesional, intramuscular, and intra-articular injections are also administered under certain conditions.
An effective non-ionic, water-soluble contrast agent which is used in myelography, arthrography, nephroangiography, arteriography, and other radiographic procedures. Its low systemic toxicity is the combined result of low chemotoxicity and low osmolality.
Inflation of a balloon catheter within the uterine cavity to control UTERINE HEMORRHAGE.
Measurement or recording of contraction activity of the uterine muscle. It is used to determine progress of LABOR, OBSTETRIC and assess status of pregnancy. It is also used in conjunction with FETAL MONITORING to determine fetal response to stress of maternal uterine contractions.
Tumors or cancer of the UTERINE CERVIX.
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