Single Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy in the Community Utilizing Conventional Instruments

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of British Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00925145
First received: June 18, 2009
Last updated: June 1, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
  Purpose

There is a move to "scarless surgery" and this achieved by doing laparoscopic abdominal surgery though a single small umbilical incision. A technique for laparoscopic appendectomy done through a single incision utilizing conventional instruments has been developed. The operative risk of the single incision approach is no different that the standard three incision laparoscopic appendectomy. The goal is to study the operative time, length of hospital stay, and complications from this operation.


Condition Intervention
Appendicitis
Procedure: Single Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Single Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy in the Community Utilizing Conventional Instruments

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Further study details as provided by University of British Columbia:

Estimated Enrollment: 32
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
1 Procedure: Single Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

All patients presenting to a community hospital (RGH) with a working diagnosis of acute appendicitis when the investigator (myself) and co-investigator (Dr. Bloom) are on call for general surgery emergencies.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients undergoing appendectomy for acute appendicitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00925145

Locations
Canada, British Columbia
The Richmond Hospital
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nam Nguyen, MD University of British Columbia
Study Director: Scott Bloom University of British Columbia
Study Director: Connie Chiu University of British Columbia
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr. Nam Nguyen, University of British Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00925145     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H09-00937
Study First Received: June 18, 2009
Last Updated: June 1, 2011
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Appendicitis
Intraabdominal Infections
Infection
Gastroenteritis
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Cecal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases

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