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Wound Healing After Emergency Appendicectomy

This study has been completed.
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Tampere University Hospital Identifier:
First received: June 2, 2009
Last updated: June 10, 2010
Last verified: May 2010
The purpose of this trial is to compare two techniques of wound closure in open appendicectomies in adult patients: continuous, absorbable, intradermal suture and interrupted, non-absorbable sutures.

Condition Intervention Phase
Procedure: appendicectomy
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Wound Healing and Cosmetic Result After Emergency Appendicectomy in Adult Patients: a Prospective, Randomised Trial Comparing Two Methods of Wound Closure

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Further study details as provided by Tampere University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Wound heeling [ Time Frame: 14 days after operation ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cosmetic result [ Time Frame: 1 year after operation ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: May 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: surgery, absorbable stitches
wound healing after absorbable and nonabsorbable stitches are compared
Procedure: appendicectomy
Wound healing after absorbable and nonabsorbable stitches are compared
Active Comparator: surgery, nonabsorbable stitches Procedure: appendicectomy
Wound healing after absorbable and nonabsorbable stitches are compared


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patient with acute appendicitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00913445

Tampere University Hospital
Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tampere University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Tuomo Rantanen MD,PhD, Tampere University Hospital Identifier: NCT00913445     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R09060
Study First Received: June 2, 2009
Last Updated: June 10, 2010

Keywords provided by Tampere University Hospital:
wound healing
cosmetic results

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Intraabdominal Infections
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Cecal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017