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Evaluation of Post-operative Biochemical Recurrence in Patients Submitted to Radical Prostatectomy Under General Opioid-free Anesthesia Compared to Conventional General Anesthesia

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Id: NCT03212456

Organisation Name: Instituto do Cancer do Estado de São Paulo

Overal Status: Active, not recruiting

Start Date: January 12, 2017

Last Update: July 29, 2020

Lead Sponsor: Instituto do Cancer do Estado de São Paulo

Brief Summary: The use of opioids facilitates angiogenesis and has a proven action in the immune system, mainly in the reduction of natural killer cell activity, favoring the migration of neoplastic cells and inhibiting humoral and cellular immunity. These factors may contribute to recurrence and tumor metastasis.

Therefore, could opioid-free anesthesia help reduce tumor recurrence? This is a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial in which patients undergoing radical prostatectomy will be evaluated by conventional means, which have moderate and high D'Amico criteria for tumor recurrence.

In the operating room, patients will be monitored, receive peripheral venoclysis and then randomized into two groups: in group I, the anesthetic induction will be done with pre oxygenation with 100% O2, propofol, cisatracurium, lidocaine and fentanyl; In group II the induction will be done with the same doses of propofol, cisatracurium, lidocaine and placebo.

In both groups maintenance of general anesthesia will be with propofol 1% target infusion controlled with model of Marsh target-controlled infusion plasma between 2.0 and 3.0 mcg / ml, ketamine, lidocaine and dexmedetomidine.

Both groups will receive blockade of the transverse plane of the ultrasound guided ultrasound, group I with placebo (saline 0.9% 20 ml on each side) and group II with ropivacaine 0.375% 20 ml on each side. And the postoperative analgesia will be based on anti-inflammatory and opioid analgesics (pca of morphine) according to the analgesic pain scale of the patients.

In the postoperative period, patients will be followed up for 2 years with serial doses of prostate specific antigen (PSA) to diagnose tumor recurrence (2 PSA measures> 0.2 ng / ml) and will be evaluated in relation to analgesia, need for analgesia of Rescue with morphine, satisfaction with the anesthetic technique, adverse effects (nausea and vomiting).

The primary objective is to evaluate tumor biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy in patients undergoing opioid anesthesia compared to patients anesthetized without opioids. The secondary objectives are to evaluate the quality of analgesia with the two techniques, patient satisfaction with perioperative period, quality of anesthetic recovery and adverse effects (nausea and vomiting, pruritus and drowsiness).

Thus, to answer the hypothesis raised, 146 patients will be needed (73 in each group).

  • Prostate Cancer

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