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Classic Total Thyroidectomy With or Without Drains

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00691990
First Posted: June 6, 2008
Last Update Posted: August 4, 2011
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Collaborator:
AHEPA University Hospital
Information provided by:
Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki
  Purpose

Protocol Synopsis

  • Design: Prospective, single-center randomized study Patient Population: Male or female subjects 18 years of age or older who are scheduled for total thyroidectomy
  • No. of Subjects: 100 patients divided into two groups, estimated up to 6 months to enroll
  • Duration of Treatment: During the operation
  • Duration of Follow-up: Follow-up will be performed daily while hospitalized, and by phone till the 7th postoperative day
  • Endpoints: To evaluate the safety and cost-effectiveness of each technique

Condition Intervention
Goiter Procedure: Total thyroidectomy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Classic Total Thyroidectomy With or Without Drains

Further study details as provided by Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Assess the necessity of the use of drains in large goiters [ Time Frame: 7days ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: A
Classic thyroidectomy with drains
Procedure: Total thyroidectomy
Comparison of the safety and cost-effectiveness of classic thyroidectomy with or without drains
Active Comparator: B
Classic thyroidectomy without drains
Procedure: Total thyroidectomy
Comparison of the safety and cost-effectiveness of classic thyroidectomy with or without drains

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  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient is over 18 years old
  2. Patient scheduled for a non-emergency operation
  3. Patient signs and dates a written informed consent form (ICF) and indicates an understanding of the study procedures

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient had a previous thyroid operation
  2. Patient is participating in another clinical trial which may affect this study's outcomes
  3. Patient in toxic condition
  4. Patient receiving anticoagulation treatment for other medical condition
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00691990


Locations
Greece
3rd Department of Surgery, AHEPA University Hospital
Thessaloniki, Greece, 55236
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki
AHEPA University Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: Spiros Papavramidis, Prof Director of the 3rd department of surgery
Study Director: Kostantinos Sapalidis Surgeon
Principal Investigator: Theodossis Papavramidis Trainee in Surgery
Principal Investigator: Nikolaos Michalopoulos Trainee in Surgery
Principal Investigator: Georgios Gkoutzamanis Surgeon
  More Information

Responsible Party: Prof. Spiros Papavramidis, 3rd Department of Surgery, AHEPA University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00691990     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 332/12_05_2008
First Submitted: June 5, 2008
First Posted: June 6, 2008
Last Update Posted: August 4, 2011
Last Verified: July 2009

Keywords provided by Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki:
Goiter [C19.874.283]
Thyroid Neoplasms [C19.874.788]

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Goiter
Thyroid Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases