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Post-Operative Pain Management in Patients Undergoing Uterine Artery Embolisation for Symptomatic Leiomyomata

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2005 by Bayside Health.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: October 2, 2006
Last verified: September 2005

This project seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of a new post-operative pain relief program for women who have undergone uterine artery embolisation (UAE).

UAE is performed by an interventional radiologist as a treatment of uterine fibroids (non-cancerous growths of the uterus.) UAE can be associated with a high level of post-procedural pain and it is the purpose of this study to evaluate a new relief regimen for dealing with this acute pain.

There will be two treatment groups into which patients will be randomly assigned. One will receive the current post-operative therapy (dose-on-demand) and the other will receive the new therapy (pre-emptive dosing). Otherwise patients will receive standard management protocol for this procedure. Only patients that are scheduled for UAE will be enrolled (up to 40 patients).

The new treatment involves giving the patient their morphine dose orally and sixty minutes before the procedure begins (pre-emptive dosing) as opposed to current standard treatment which involves giving the patient a dose of morphine intravenously once they feel pain.

Information to be collected directly from patients includes pain and nausea levels, indicated on a visual scale (a 10 centimetre line showing a spectrum of no pain to worst pain imaginable) as well as their opinions of the effectiveness of the pain relief program and the procedure itself. This information is to be collected immediately post-procedure and at 2, 4, 6 and 24 hours post procedure. Each VAS will take the patient approximately 20 seconds to complete. Information about concurrent medication and procedure complications, post-operative vomiting and respiratory depression will be collected from the patient’s history.

Uterine Fibroids

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Post-Operative Pain Management in Patients Undergoing Uterine Artery Embolisation for Symptomatic Leiomyomata

Further study details as provided by Bayside Health:

Study Start Date: January 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2007
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00163930

Contact: Kenneth Thomson, MBBS RANZCR 613 9276 2000 ext 3606

Australia, Victoria
Radiology Department, The Alfred Recruiting
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3004
Contact: Helen Kavnoudias, PhD    61 3 9276 2000 ext 3606   
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Thomson, MBBS RANZCR         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bayside Health
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Thomson, MBBS RANZCR Bayside Health
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00163930     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AlfRad2004-1
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: October 2, 2006

Keywords provided by Bayside Health:
Uterine Fibroids
pain management

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Connective Tissue Diseases processed this record on September 20, 2017