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Phase III, Evaluate Noninferiority Between Levobupivacaine and Bupivacaine in Spinal Anesthesia.

Information source: Cristália Produtos Químicos Farmacêuticos Ltda.
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Orthopedic Disorder of Spine.

Intervention: Levobupivacaine (Drug); Bupivacaine (Drug)

Phase: Phase 3

Status: Not yet recruiting

Sponsored by: Cristália Produtos Químicos Farmacêuticos Ltda.

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Onésimo D. Ribeiro Junior, Medic, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: CEMEC

Overall contact:
Onésimo D. Ribeiro Junior, Medic, Phone: 55 11 4930-4243, Email: cemec.assessoria@gmail.com


Clinical trial phase III, noninferiority, controlled, double-blind, randomized. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the noninferiority between Levobupivacaine and Bupivacaine in spinal anesthesia.

Clinical Details

Official title: Study Phase III to Evaluate the Noninferiority of Heavy Levobupivacaine 50% Enantiomeric Excess (Levobupivacaine S75:R25) Compared to Racemic Heavy Bupivacaine (Bupivacaine S50:R50) in Spinal Anesthesia for Lower Limb Orthopedic Procedures

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome:

Time of latency to achieve sensitive block of T10.

Duration time of the sensory block of T10.

Secondary outcome:

Sensory block intensity.

Motor block duration.

Cardiovascular safety.

Block failure.

Adverse events.

Detailed description: Objectives: Primary:

- Evaluation of latency to sensory block of T10.

- Evaluation of the duration of sensory block.


- Evaluation of the motor block degree.

- Evaluation of motor block duration.

- Evaluation of cardiovascular safety.

- Block failure.

- Observation of adverse events.

Study Plan:

- Estimated 120 research participants;

- Aged between 18 - 80 in both gender;

- Drug Intervention: 01 day

Evaluations during Trial:

- Classification of anesthetic risk: Class I to VI by the American Society of


- Identification of the Anesthetic Failure;

- Latency time for sensory block at T10;

- Duration of sensory block and motor block;

- Bromage scale;

- Cardiovascular safety;

Retention of Records: The investigator shall retain all documentation of the study over a period of at least five years from the end of the study. The Sponsor or its designee will provide a list of all documentation which should be kept by the Investigator. Monitoring: All aspects of the study will be carefully monitored by Cristália Pharmaceutical Chemicals

Ltda. or designated representative of it (Clinical Research Organization - CRO) for

evaluations related to good clinical practice and applicable local regulations. Case Report Forms. The Monitor will be available if the investigator, or other person of his team, needs information and guidance. The Monitor of the study should have permanent access to all documentation and it is his obligation to ensure that the Case Report Forms are complete and completed correctly, as well as checking if the data are described according to the source documents, in order to eliminate interferences that may compromise the accuracy of the data generated in the clinical trial. Audit and Inspections: Authorized representatives of the Sponsor or designees, regulatory authority or the Ethics Committee of the institution may conduct audits or inspections during or after the study conclusion. Collecting Data: The information corresponding to the data of interest from the study will be collected and recorded in Case Report forms provided by Sponsor, and filled from the information contained in the source documents. Documents are considered sources for study: medical records used by the professional at the time of the visits, diagnostic tests or image. Informed Consent of Trial: The Principal Investigator will ensure that the research participant receive verbally and in writing all relevant information about the nature, purpose, the test drug, the possible risks and benefits of the study. Research participants will be notified that they are free to discontinue the study at any time. That they will have the opportunity to ask questions and to have sufficient time to consider the information received. Formation of the database: The database of the study will be assembled with the data from the Case Report Forms. Doubts and discrepancies will generate questions (queries) written to the Principal Investigator.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 80 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients of both sexes;

- Age between 18 and 80 years;

- Risk anesthetic classified as ASA I or ASA II, according to the American Society of


- What have indication for spinal orthopedic surgery in the lower limbs;

- Have agreed to participate and signed the informed consent form.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Absolute or relative contraindications to spinal anesthesia;

- Hypersensitivity or intolerance to local anesthetics or to components of the formula;

- Spinal cord injuries, peripheral neuropathy or other neurological condition that lead

to sensitivity and/ or motor function disorder;

- Dementia, mental retardation and others important cognitive changes;

- Obesity with a body mass index ( BMI ) ≥ 35 or difficulty in executing the puncture;

- Anatomical column difficulty in the opinion of the investigator;

- Previous spine surgical intervention;

- Polytrauma;

- Tattoo at the puncture site;

- Alcoholism;

- Abuse of illicit substances;

- Antecedents of severe anaphylactic reactions or Steven - Johnson disease;

- Changes in security checks;

- Participation in a clinical study in the 12 months preceding this inclusion;

- Pregnancy and lactation;

- Any other condition that in the opinion of the investigator, may lead to increased

risk for the patient.

Locations and Contacts

Onésimo D. Ribeiro Junior, Medic, Phone: 55 11 4930-4243, Email: cemec.assessoria@gmail.com

CEMEC - Multidisciplinary Center of Clinical Studies, São Paulo 09780-000, Brazil; Not yet recruiting
Onésimo D. Ribeiro Junior, Medic, Phone: 55 11 4930-4243
Onésimo D. Ribeiro Junior, Medic, Principal Investigator

IMIP - Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira, Recife, PE 50070-550, Brazil; Not yet recruiting
Luciana D Cavalcanti Lima, medica

Hospital Ernesto Dornelles, Porto Alegre, RS 90160-093, Brazil; Not yet recruiting
Airton D Bagatini, medico

Hospital de Base de São José do Rio Preto /SP, São José do Rio Preto, SP 15090-000, Brazil; Not yet recruiting
Dr. Francisco Ricardo D Marques Lobo, Medico

Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP / SP, São Paulo, SP 05403-010, Brazil; Not yet recruiting
Joaquim Edson D Vieira, medico

Additional Information

Starting date: September 2015
Last updated: July 15, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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