Clinical Trials

NCT IdNCT04872192
TitleAnalgesic Efficacy of Transversus Thoracic Muscle Plane Block on Post-sternotomy Pain
ConditionPostoperative Pain
OrganizationAin Shams University
Sponsor/CollaboratorsAin Shams University
Older Adult
Location (with distance)
  • Ain shams university, Cairo, 11566 , Egypt
DescriptionPatients were randomly allocated to either Tansversus group (T group) and general anesthesia (N group).Patient demographic data, preoperative medical status, left ventricular function, and operative data (total ischemic time, number of grafts) were recorded. The primary outcome of the study was total dose of postoperative morphine consumption. The secondary outcomes included postoperative visual analogue pain scores performed after patient extubation for pain assessment at rest (0 = no pain, 10 = maximum unbearable pain) at time of extubation, 8h, 12 h,18 h and 24 hours postoperatively were recorded, when pain score >4, patients were given morphine 0.05 mg/kg administered by a physician who was blinded to the nature of the study, time needed for first rescue analgesic, postoperative blood pressure and heart rate were recorded immediately on admission then 2 hours, 4 hours, 6 hours, 12 and 24 hours postoperatively, in addition to extubation time, length of ICU stay, the incidence of complications related to the technique such as hemothorax or pneumothorax, arrhythmias, and local anesthetic toxicity were recorded. The end-point was difficult weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass, major postoperative bleeding which required re-exploration or allergy to any agents needed for anesthesia. All complications were managed according to surgical and medical guidelines.