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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00163930
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2005 by Bayside Health.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 3, 2006
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Bayside Health

Brief Summary:

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.


Condition or disease
Uterine Fibroids

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Study Type : Observational
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
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
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00163930


Contacts
Contact: Kenneth Thomson, MBBS RANZCR 613 9276 2000 ext 3606 k.thomson@alfred.org.au

Locations
Australia, Victoria
Radiology Department, The Alfred Recruiting
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3004
Contact: Helen Kavnoudias, PhD    61 3 9276 2000 ext 3606    h.kavnoudias@alfred.org.au   
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Thomson, MBBS RANZCR         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bayside Health
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Thomson, MBBS RANZCR Bayside Health

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00163930     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AlfRad2004-1
First Posted: September 14, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 3, 2006
Last Verified: September 2005

Keywords provided by Bayside Health:
Uterine Fibroids
embolisation
pain management

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Leiomyoma
Myofibroma
Pain
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
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Connective Tissue Diseases