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Regional Anesthesia

ESP Block Anesthesia for Microtia Surgery

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Research Sponsored by Stanford University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Ages 2-17
Pediatric patients undergoing rib cartilage resection surgeries
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up duration of study (typically 4-5 days)
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This trial is testing a new way to numb the chest and stomach during surgery. They want to see if it decreases pain and the amount of pain medication needed afterwards.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for children and teenagers aged 2-17 who are having surgery to correct ear deformities using rib cartilage. They must be able to agree to the study themselves if they're over 7, or have their parents' consent.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The trial is testing a new pain-blocking technique called Erector Spinae Plane Block in kids and teens undergoing ear surgeries with rib cartilage grafts. It aims to see if this method reduces pain and the need for strong painkillers after surgery.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
While specific side effects aren't listed, regional anesthesia techniques like ESP blocks may cause discomfort at the injection site, itching, or numbness beyond the targeted area.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am between 2 and 17 years old.
I am a child scheduled for rib cartilage surgery.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~duration of study (typically 4-5 days)
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and duration of study (typically 4-5 days) for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Evaluating Pain Scores Using 0-10 Numeric Pain Scale (0=No Pain, 10=Worst Pain)
Evaluating Pain Scores Using Faces, Legs, Activity, Cry, and Consolability (FLACC) Scale
Evaluating Pain Scores Using Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale
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Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Treatment ArmExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
ESP Block
Group II: Control ArmActive Control1 Intervention
Standard of Care
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Erector Spinae Plane Block
Completed Phase 2

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Stanford UniversityLead Sponsor
2,380 Previous Clinical Trials
17,333,493 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Erector Spinae Plane Block (Regional Anesthesia) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT03729427 — N/A
Microtia Research Study Groups: Treatment Arm, Control Arm
Microtia Clinical Trial 2023: Erector Spinae Plane Block Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT03729427 — N/A
Erector Spinae Plane Block (Regional Anesthesia) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT03729427 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Am I eligible to become involved in this medical experiment?

"Eligibility for this clinical trial requires that candidates possess microtia and are aged between 2 to 17. This medical study is currently accepting up to 50 participants."

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Are recruitment efforts underway to enrol participants in this investigation?

"This investigation, first posted on November 1st 2022 and last updated January 18th 2022, is not currently seeking participants. However, there are still 171 other trials actively recruiting volunteers at this time."

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Are individuals aged 25 years and older eligible for the trial?

"Adhering to the inclusion criteria for this medical trial, patients must be between 2 and 17 years of age."

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~32 spots leftby Dec 2024