Initial Versus Delayed Operation for Treatment of Complicated Appendicitis In Children

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2008 by University of Michigan.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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First received: October 4, 2007
Last updated: June 3, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
To determine the most cost effective way to treat children with perforated appendicitis we will randomize all children presenting with perforated appendicitis to initial operation, with in 24 hours of admission, or to initial antibiotics, with or without percutaneous drainage, and subsequent interval appendectomy after 8 weeks. Our outcomes will include cost, complications, length of stay, and quality of life measures.

Condition Intervention
Perforated Appendicitis
Procedure: Initial appendectomy
Procedure: Interval appendectomy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Initial Versus Delayed Operation for Treatment of Complicated Appendicitis In Children

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Further study details as provided by University of Michigan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • cost effectiveness [ Time Frame: 3 months post entry into the study ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: May 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2011

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:children

  • Age 2-17 with a diagnosis of perforated appendicitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age <2 and >18
  • Pregnancy
  • Immunocompromise
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00540189

Contact: Steven W Bruch, MD, MSc 734-764-6482

United States, Michigan
Mott Childrens Hospital Recruiting
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Contact: Steven W. Bruch, MD, MSc    734-764-6482   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Steven W Bruch, MD, MSc University of Michigan
  More Information

Responsible Party: Steven Bruch, University of Michigan Identifier: NCT00540189     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HUM00007791 
Study First Received: October 4, 2007
Last Updated: June 3, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Michigan:
appendicitis, perforated, children

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cecal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Intraabdominal Infections processed this record on May 26, 2016