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Efficacy of Gabapentin or Amitriptyline to Reduce Postoperative Pain After Lumbar Laminectomy and Diskectomy

2014-08-27 03:17:57 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The hypothesis of this study is that Gabapentin or Amitriptyline has no role in preemptive analgesia to reduce postoperative pain after lumbar diskectomies.

Description

Pain suppression plays a decisive role in patients' satisfaction following lumbar diskectomies, as the psychological component of the pain is a major cause of treatment failure.

Controversy exists whether preemptive prescription of gabapentin, as a known contributor to reduce postoperative pain, has a role in patients undergoing laminectomy for lumbar diskectomy or spinal canal stenosis.The aim of this study is to test the efficacy of amitriptyline and gabapentin in this group of neurosurgical patients.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Herniated Disc

Intervention

Gabapentin , Amitriptyline

Location

Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Tabriz
East Azerbayjan
Iran, Islamic Republic of
5166614756

Status

Recruiting

Source

Tabriz University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:57-0400

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