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Chronic Pain After Operation for Breast Cancer

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 2008 by Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group
Danish Cancer Society
Information provided by:
Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier:
First received: August 20, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2008
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to identify intraindividual as well as iatrogenic factors disposing for the development of chronic and acute pains after surgery for breast cancer in order to improve treatment and prevent the development of acute and chronic postoperative pains.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pain Threshold Other: 1 Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Examination of Healthy Female Subjects in the Project: Disposing Factors for Chronic Pain After Operation for Breast Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reference values on: Cold and cold detection threshold,Paradoxical heat sensation,Thermal sensory limen procedure,Cold and heat pain threshold,Mechanical detection and pain threshold and sensitivity,Vibration detection threshold,Pressure pain threshold [ Time Frame: From 08-20-2008 to 11-1-2008 test is performed two times with app one week in between ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: August 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Quantitative sensory testing (QST) of healthy women to create reference values for QST evaluation of women treated for breast cancer
Other: 1
Testing with thermal sensor testing device, von Frey filaments, cotton wisp, turning fork, pressure gauge device

Detailed Description:
Surgery for breast cancer is followed by acute undesirable sequelae (pain, nausea, vomiting, psycho-social adaptation) and late sequelae with discomfort or more severe neuropathic pain problems in the surgical area due to nerve damage or adjuvant-/radiotherapy. The late sequelae occur in 30-50% of patients but the exact mechanisms (preoperative disposing factors, intraoperative nerve damage/inflammatory response), acute postoperative pain and psychosocial factors remain to be determined in large, detailed, well-described studies, including stratification to modern breast cancer treatment (sentinel node strategy/ radiotherapy/ chemotherapy). The present study will describe in detail preoperative psychosocial/genetic pain mechanisms, intraoperative technique, multi-modal anaesthesia and opioid-reduced analgesia with a detailed, early and late postoperative follow-up with neurophysiological assessment in the surgical area and randomised studies on preventive therapy.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy women

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Lactating
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00739544

Department of Breast Surgery, Centre of Head and Orthopaedics, Rigshospitalet (university of Copenhagen)
Copenhagen, Denmark, 1159
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group
Danish Cancer Society
Study Director: Niels Kroman, MD, DMSc Department of Breast Surgery, Centre of Head and Orthopaedics, Rigshospitalet (University of Copenhagen), Denmark
Study Chair: Henrik Kehlet, MD Ph.D DMSc Section for Surgical Pathophysiology, Juliane Marie Centre, Rigshospitalet (University of Copenhagen), Denmark
  More Information

Responsible Party: Rune Gärtner MD, Department of Breast Cancer Surgery, RH, Copenhagen University, Denmark Identifier: NCT00739544     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RH2101project.1.2008
Study First Received: August 20, 2008
Last Updated: August 20, 2008

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
Reference Values
Sensory Thresholds
Pain Threshold
Breast Neoplasms

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
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