Restoration of Bowel Function After Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: Effect of Intravenous Lidocaine
The aim of this study is to assess whether perioperative intravenous lidocaine has an impact
on the early postoperative physical activity recovery of patients scheduled for laparoscopic
The study focuses on patients with colorectal disease, which receive the laparoscopic
(assisted) surgical approach.
It is hypothesized that in those patients receiving perioperative and post-operative
intravenous lidocaine, bowel function recovery will be faster, probably as a result of a
significant opioid sparing, less pain and attenuated inflammatory response.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Restoration of bowel function
72 hours after an operation
Mingkwan Wongyingsinn, Fellow
McGill University Health Center
Canada: Ethics Review Committee