Bowel Function After Laparoscopic Colon Surgery: Effect of IV Lidocaine

2014-07-23 21:08:34 | BioPortfolio


Patients receiving perioperative intravenous lidocaine, post operative restoration of bowel movement will be faster and decrease pain intensity, opioid consumption and side effects, length of hospital stay; probably as a result of a significant opioid sparing and attenuated inflammatory response.


The aim of this study is to assess whether perioperative intravenous lidocaine has an impact on the early postoperative physical activity recovery of patients scheduled for laparoscopic colorectal resection.

The study focuses on patients with colorectal disease, which receive the laparoscopic (assisted) surgical approach.

It is hypothesized that in those patients receiving perioperative and post-operative intravenous lidocaine, bowel function recovery will be faster, probably as a result of a significant opioid sparing, less pain and attenuated inflammatory response.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care


Bowel Function


Lidocaine, Thoracic epidural block






McGill University Health Center

Results (where available)

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