Spinal Fusion clinical trials at UCSF
1 research study open to eligible people
Spinal fusion is a surgery that joins two or more spinal bones together. UCSF is looking for participants for a clinical trial to prevent delirium and reduce pain after spinal surgery. The trial involves giving a medicine called lidocaine through an IV. Delirium is a common side effect of surgery that can affect thinking and memory.
open to eligible people ages 60 years and up
Postoperative delirium is one of the most frequent adverse events following elective non-cardiac surgery and is associated with cognitive impairment at discharge, as well as in-hospital and long-term mortality, however, despite being a well-recognized problem there is a dearth of effective interventions for prevention and management. A modifiable risk factor associated with postoperative delirium is poor postoperative pain control, and by improving the pain regimen the investigators may be able to decrease the incidence and/or severity of postoperative delirium. In this study, the investigators seek to study whether a postoperative intravenous infusion of lidocaine, known to improve pain control in other contexts, can decrease the risk of postoperative delirium and other opioid-related side effects, following major reconstructive spinal surgery.
San Francisco, California
Our lead scientists for Spinal Fusion research studies include Marc A Buren, MD.