Is the Routine Pressure Dressing After Thyroidectomy Necessary?

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Khon Kaen University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00400465
First received: November 14, 2006
Last updated: October 2, 2007
Last verified: October 2007
  Purpose

Thyroidectomy is an operation that is commonly performed. After an operation a pressure dressing by Hypafix is usually used due to the belief that it will help to reduce complications such as post-operative bleeding or haematoma. However, the practice is uncomfortable to patients and makes it hard to detect early haematomas.

We carried out a prospective randomised study to study the role of pressure dressing after thyroid surgery by evaluating the amount of fluids collected in the operative bed by ultrasonography compared with normal dressing.


Condition Intervention Phase
Thyroid Neoplasms
Thyroid Nodules
Graves Disease
Goiter
Procedure: Pressure dressing
Procedure: Normal dressing
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Is the Routine Pressure Dressing After Thyroidectomy Necessary? A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study

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Further study details as provided by Khon Kaen University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • amount of fluids collected in the operative bed by ultrasonography

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Days retained drains
  • days of hospital stay
  • complication (bruise,bleeding,wound dehiscence)

Enrollment: 116
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2007
Detailed Description:

Thyroidectomy is an operation that is commonly performed. In Department of Otolaryngology, Khonkaen University was performed this operation about 200 cases per years. After an operation a pressure dressing by Hypafix is usually used due to the belief that it will help to reduce complications such as post-operative bleeding or haematoma. However, the practice is uncomfortable to patients and makes it hard to detect early haematomas.

We carried out a prospective randomised study to study the role of pressure dressing after thyroid surgery by evaluating the amount of fluids collected in the operative bed by ultrasonography compared with normal dressing.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients underwent thyroidectomy in Srinagarind hospital, Khonkaen University

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with cervical lymph nodes metastases requiring neck dissection
  • Patients that tissue pathology shown anaplastic carcinoma
  • Patients with clinical or laboratory indicators of coagulation disorders
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Locations
Thailand
Deapartment of Otolaryngology, Srinagarind Hospital, Khonkaen University
Muang, Khonkaen, Thailand, 40000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Khon Kaen University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Patorn Piromchai, MD Khonkaen University
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00400465     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HE49-1009, ISRCTN52660978
Study First Received: November 14, 2006
Last Updated: October 2, 2007
Health Authority: Thailand: Khon Kaen University Ethics Committee for Human Research

Keywords provided by Khon Kaen University:
thyroid
thyroidectomy
dressing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Graves Disease
Thyroid Diseases
Thyroid Nodule
Thyroid Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Exophthalmos
Orbital Diseases
Eye Diseases
Goiter
Hyperthyroidism
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases

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