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Efficacy of Ropivacaine (With Epinephrine) in BABA Endoscopic and Robotic Thyroidectomy

Information source: Seoul National University Hospital
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Condition(s) targeted: Thyroid Neoplasm; Goiter

Intervention: Ropivacaine with epinephrine injection (Drug)

Phase: Phase 3

Status: Recruiting

Sponsored by: Seoul National University Hospital

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Kyu Eun Lee, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Seoul National University Hospital

Overall contact:
Yong Joon Suh, MD, Phone: 83-10-4534-6126, Email: nicizm@gmail.com


To assess the pain relief and the hemodynamic stability of ropivacaine with epinephrine in BABA endoscopic and robotic thyroidectomy.

Clinical Details

Official title: Phase 3 Study of Ropivacaine (With Epinephrine) in BABA Endoscopic and Robotic Thyroidectomy

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

Primary outcome: Change of VAS pain scores for the first 12 hours

Secondary outcome:

Maximum of measured systolic blood pressures

Maximum of measured diastolic blood pressures

Maximum of measured heart rates

Blood loss amount

Detailed description: Diluted ropivacaine with epinephrine is injected into the subcutaneous space to relieve pain and reduce bleeding during procedures. The synergistic effect of ropivacaine with epinephrine can contribute to patients' welfare, such as relieving pain and structuring the hemodynamic stability.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 70 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Clinical diagnosis of thyroid neoplasm or benign goiter

- Scheduled for BABA endoscopic or robotic thyroidectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

- Completion thyroidectomy

- Modified radical neck dissection

- Allergy history

- Stroke history

- Uncontrolled hypertension

- Uncontrolled diabetes

- Coagulopathy

- Severe cardiovascular disease

- Severe pulmonary disease

- Chronic kidney disease

- Pregnant

Locations and Contacts

Yong Joon Suh, MD, Phone: 83-10-4534-6126, Email: nicizm@gmail.com

Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul 110-744, Korea, Republic of; Not yet recruiting
Yong Joon Suh, MD, Phone: 82-10-4534-6126, Email: nicizm@gmail.com
Kyueun Lee, Ph.D, Principal Investigator
Su-jin Kim, MD, Sub-Investigator
Hyungju Kwon, MD, Sub-Investigator

Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do 463-707, Korea, Republic of; Recruiting
Yong Joon Suh, MD, Phone: 82-10-4534-1626, Email: nicizm@gmail.com
June Young Choi, MD, Principal Investigator
Kyu Hyung Kim, MD, Sub-Investigator
Jun Woo Jung, MD, Sub-Investigator
Yong Joon Suh, MD, Sub-Investigator
Joon Hyop Lee, MD, Sub-Investigator

Additional Information

Pharmacology of regional anaesthesia

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