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Appendectomy in Children Performed by Residents in the Era of Laparoscopic Surgery

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nicolaj Markus Stilling, Odense University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01657565
First received: August 2, 2012
Last updated: August 3, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
  Purpose

Introduction: An increasing proportion of childhood appendicitis is treated with laparoscopic appendectomy (LA). The investigators wanted to elucidate the outcome of childhood appendicitis treated primarily by residents in a university hospital.

Material and methods: All children (age<16 years) treated surgically with appendectomy in our department between January 2006 and January 2011 were retrospectively identified. Readmission, reoperation or postoperative length of stay (LOS) exceeding five days were considered as non-satisfactory outcomes.


Condition
Intraabdominal Abscess
Wound Infection

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Appendectomy in Children Performed by Residents in the Era of Laparoscopic Surgery

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Further study details as provided by Odense University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Surgical complications [ Time Frame: 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 390
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
open appendectomy
laparscopic appendectomy

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 15 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

children 0-15 years of age having an appendectomy

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age below 16 years. operated on suspicion of appendicitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • appendectomy for causes other than suspicion of appendicitis
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01657565

Locations
Denmark
Odense University Hospital
Odense, Fyn, Denmark, 5000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Odense University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided by Odense University Hospital

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Nicolaj Markus Stilling, Doctor, Odense University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01657565     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ED209, Appendectomy in children
Study First Received: August 2, 2012
Last Updated: August 3, 2012
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency

Keywords provided by Odense University Hospital:
LOS
Ileus
Fever
reoperation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Abdominal Abscess
Wound Infection
Abscess
Infection
Suppuration
Wounds and Injuries

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