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

What is the Purpose of this Study?

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

What is the Condition Being Studied?

Laparoscopic Colectomy

Who Can Participate in the Study?

Adults who are scheduled for a laparoscopic colectomy

For more information about this study, please contact the study team at hayden.rigsbee@duke.edu.

Age Group

What is Involved?

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.

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
Protocol Number
IRB: PRO00091425
NCT: NCT03827291
Phase IV
Enrollment Status
Open for Enrollment
Contact the Duke Recruitment Innovation Center