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Pleural Abrasion Plus Minocycline Versus Apical Pleurectomy for Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax

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 August 2006 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00270751
First Posted: December 28, 2005
Last Update Posted: August 7, 2006
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Collaborator:
National Science Council, Taiwan
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital
  Purpose
Optimal surgical management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax has been a matter of devate, especially regarding the method of pleurodesis. Previous studies have shown that thoracoscopic apical pleurectomy is a reliable method with a very low incidence of recurrence. However, this procedure is more technical demanding and time consuming through thoracoscopy. In addition, a more extensive pleural injury may cause impaired pulmonary function and a higher risk of perioperative complication such as hemothorax. In our previous studies, we have shown that thoracoscopic pleural abrasion with minocycline instillation is an easy and convinent method of pleurodesis which decreases the rate of recurrence without affecting pulmonary function. In this study, we hypothesized that pleural abrasion with minocycline instillation is as effective as apical pleurectomy in preventing pneumothorax recurrence while the short-term and long-term complications are less.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pneumothorax Procedure: 1 apical pleurectomy Procedure: 2 pleural abrasion + minocycline pleurodesis Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Pleural Abrasion Plus Minocycline Pleurodesis Versus Apical Pleurectomy After Thoracoscopic Bullectomy for High Recurrent Risk Patients With Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax: A Prospective Randomized Trial.

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Recurrence rate of pneumothorax after thoracoscopic operation.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The short-term results (Pain level, chest tube duration, hospital stay, etc)
  • Complication rate
  • Long-term results: residual pain
  • Long-term pulmonary function test

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: April 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2009
Detailed Description:
Optimal surgical management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax has been a matter of devate, especially regarding the method of pleurodesis. Previous studies have shown that thoracoscopic apical pleurectomy is a reliable method with a very low incidence of recurrence. However, this procedure is more technical demanding and time consuming through thoracoscopy. In addition, a more extensive pleural injury may cause impaired pulmonary function and a higher risk of perioperative complication such as hemothorax. In our previous studies, we have shown that thoracoscopic pleural abrasion with minocycline instillation is an easy and convinent method of pleurodesis which decreases the rate of recurrence without affecting pulmonary function. In this study, we hypothesized that pleural abrasion with minocycline instillation is as effective as apical pleurectomy in preventing pneumothorax recurrence while the short-term and long-term complications are less.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 50 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 15 and 50 years old Undergoing thoracoscopic bullectomy Had multiple blebs or no identified blebs during the operation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • With underlying pulmonary disease With major systemic disease or acute infection Underwent ipsilateral operation previously Bleb number = 1 or 2
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00270751


Contacts
Contact: Yung-Chie Lee, MD, PhD 886-2-23123456 ext 5070 wuj@ha.mc.ntu.edu.tw
Contact: Jin-Shing Chen, MD, PhD 886-2-23123456 ext 5178 cjs@ha.mc.ntu.edu.tw

Locations
Taiwan
National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Jin-Shing Chen, MD, PhD    886-2-23123456 ext 5178    cjs@ha.mc.ntu.edu.tw   
Principal Investigator: Yung-Chie Lee, MD, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Jin-Shing Chen, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
National Science Council, Taiwan
Investigators
Study Chair: Yung-Chie Lee, MD, PhD Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Study Director: Jin-Shing Chen, MD, PhD Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
  More Information

Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00270751     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 31MD02
First Submitted: December 26, 2005
First Posted: December 28, 2005
Last Update Posted: August 7, 2006
Last Verified: August 2006

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
Spontaneous pneumothorax
Pleurectomy
Pleural abrasion
Minocycline

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pneumothorax
Pleural Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Minocycline
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents


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