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Urokinase Versus Primary Video-Assisted Thorascopic Surgery for Empyema

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00144950
First Posted: September 5, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
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Information provided by:
Institute of Child Health
  Purpose
This study will compare VATS versus chest drain insertion and urokinase in the treatment of childhood empema by a randomised prospective study.

Condition Intervention Phase
Empyema Drug: insertion of a chest drain with urokinase instillation Procedure: primary video-assisted thorascopic surgery Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Institute of Child Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • length of hospital stay

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • radiological changes at follow up

Estimated Enrollment: 60
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients under the age of 16 referred to GOSH for management of empyema

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00144950


Locations
United Kingdom
Great Ormond Street Hospital
London, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institute of Child Health
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Adam Jaffe, Dr Great Ormond Street Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00144950     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 02AR04
First Submitted: September 2, 2005
First Posted: September 5, 2005
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Empyema
Suppuration
Infection
Inflammation
Pathologic Processes