Dysesthesia Study After Sternotomy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00408044|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 5, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 20, 2008
Chronic pain associated to sternotomy occurs in 40 to 50% of patients after cardiac surgery.
33 to 66% of these patients suffer during 3 month and 25 to 33% have postoperative pain for at least 1 year.
This pain has often negative effects on daily activity. Despite its frequency and importance, the etiology of this chronic pain is not completely understood.
The goal of this study is to understand the mechanism of this chronic pain, to prevent and/or to treat better in the future.
The sensitivity of the thorax after cardiac surgery seems to follow a dynamic evolution which can be observed within several weeks. Therefore we decided to study this evolution.
This study is different from previous ones observing the sensitivity of the thorax at a well defined moment immediately after the surgery.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Ischemic Cardiopathy Other Forms of Cardiopathy||Procedure: cardiac surgery with sternotomy|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Official Title:||Pain After Sternotomy|
|Study Start Date :||December 2006|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2007|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 2007|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00408044
|Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc|
|Brussels, Belgium, 1200|
|Principal Investigator:||Mona Momeni, MD||Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc|