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Comparing Regional Anaesthesia to Systemic Analgesia to Decrease Post-Operative Delirium in Acute Hip Fracture Surgery (RASAPOD)

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Last updated:1st Mar 2016

Post-operative delirium is common after hip fracture surgery and is associated with increased length of hospital stay, delayed recovery and increased mortality. Post-operative delirium can also decrease patients' quality of life and can increase treatment costs. Anaesthesia and pain relief (analgesia) treatments may also influence the incidence of delirium, but more research is needed into which techniques are effective in improving patient outcomes and decreasing treatment costs. Use of opioids intra-operatively has been associated with increased delirium, so using regional analgesia instead may decrease the incidence of delirium in patients after surgery compared with systemic analgesia. Both regional analgesia (nerve block) and opiod analgesia are common practices for managing patients pain. This study compares these to practice to determine the incidence of delirium following hip fracture surgery.

Study Type: Interventional
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Use of Post-operative Regional Analgesia Rather Than Systemic Analgesia to Decrease the Incidence of Post-operative Delirium After Acute Hip Fracture Surgery? A Prospective Randomised-controlled Double-blinded Pilot Study.
Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: March 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

- Active Comparator:
General Anaesthesia with Regional
- No Intervention: General Anaesthesia without Regional

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Study start date 2016-03-01

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