Quadratus lumborum block vs thoracic epidural in laparoscopic colectomy - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We are doing this study to learn if the study drug (Exparel) is better at relieving pain then a regular epidural for people that are having a laparoscopic colectomy.
What is the Condition Being Studied?
Laparoscopic Colectomy

Who Can Participate in the Study?

Adults who are scheduled for a laparoscopic colectomy.

Age Group
Adults

What is Involved?

If you choose to join this study you will:
- Get two shots of the study drug (Exparel) in the abdomen just before your surgery
- Not receive the standard care, which is called an epidural (a shot in the back)
- Keep a log of your pain for 7 days after surgery

Study Details

Full Title
Quantitative observational comparative effectiveness of quadratus lumborum block with liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel®) versus thoracic epidural analgesia in patients undergoing laparoscopic colectomy.
Principal Investigator
Anesthesiologist
Protocol Number
IRB: PRO00091425
NCT: NCT03827291
Phase
Phase IV
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