Recovery at the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit After Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Troels Haxholdt Lunn, Hvidovre University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01178489
First received: August 9, 2010
Last updated: September 21, 2011
Last verified: September 2011
  Purpose

To clarify patient related problems in the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) immediately after fast-track hip and knee arthroplasty.


Condition
PACU Stay After THA Under Spinal Anaesthesia
PACU Stay After TKA Under Spinal Anaesthesia

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Recovery at the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit After Fast-track Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

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Further study details as provided by Hvidovre University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to meet PACU discharge criteria [ Time Frame: 3 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Actual discharge time from PACU [ Time Frame: 3 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Clinical and logistic factors detaining patients in PACU [ Time Frame: 3 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Potential complications at the surgical ward [ Time Frame: 24 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 170
Study Start Date: August 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Patients undergoing arthroplasty
Patients undergoing primary, unilateral, total hip or knee arthroplasty under spinal anaesthesia

Detailed Description:

In this prospective, consecutive, observational cohort study we examine:

  1. Patient related problems in the PACU after hip and knee arthroplasty simply to answer the question "Why in PACU?", using a modified version of the national guidelines for patient observation in PACU.
  2. The time spent in PACU with the modified version of the national guidelines for patient observation in PACU.
  3. If the modified version of the national guidelines for patient observation in PACU results in patient related problems in the ward afterwards.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients undergoing primary, unilateral, total hip or knee arthroplasty

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • primary, unilateral, total hip or knee arthroplasty by one of three surgeons using the same technique, and under spinal anaesthesia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Bilateral arthroplasty
  • Revision arthroplasty
  • General anaesthesia
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Locations
Denmark
Hvidovre University Hospital
Copenhagen, Hvidovre, Denmark, 2650
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hvidovre University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Troels H Lunn, M.D. Hvidovre University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Troels Haxholdt Lunn, MD, Hvidovre University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01178489     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-1-2010-FSP
Study First Received: August 9, 2010
Last Updated: September 21, 2011
Health Authority: Denmark: Ethics Committee
Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anesthetics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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