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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Postoperative Pain
and you are
over 18
years old
This is a trial in the final phase before the treatment is released on the market.
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The purpose

The cesarean section is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world and it represents 20% of the births in France. Postoperative pain is moderate-to-severe during the first 48 hours after this procedure. Thereby its control is prominent for the medical team in order to shorten the duration of hospital stay as well as to permit an early return to daily activities for these surgical patients. Pain control after cesarean section is usually based on non-opioids and epidural administration of morphine if an epidural catheter has been previously placed for the procedure. However epidural morphine is associated with a number of side effects. Wound infiltration with local anesthetics has been widely used in the multimodal management of postoperative pain and it may reduce postoperative morphine consumption. In patients enrolled for emergency cesarean delivery with epidural catheter, the objective of this study will be to compare the analgesia provided by a local anesthetic wound 48-hours infusion through a multiorifice catheter (ropivacaine 2 mg/mL) versus epidural analgesia (epidural morphine bolus). Quality of pain control will be assessed with the measurements of morphine consumption and pain scores at rest and during mobilisation over 48 hours. At 3 months, patients will be interviewed to assess their residual pain and their satisfaction. It is hypothesized that local anesthetic wound infusion would be non-inferior than epidural morphine analgesia to control pain after cesarean section, and be associated with a reduction of side effects related to the analgesics.

Provided treatments

  • Drug: Ropivacaine
  • Drug: Morphine
Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02410317. The sponsor of the trial is University Hospital, Grenoble and it is looking for 110 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Ropivacaine Through Continuous Infusion Versus Epidural Morphine for Postoperative Analgesia After Emergency Cesarean Section