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Single Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy in the Community Utilizing Conventional Instruments

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00925145
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 19, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 3, 2011
Sponsor:
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University of British Columbia

Brief Summary:
There is a move to "scarless surgery" and this achieved by doing laparoscopic abdominal surgery though a single small umbilical incision. A technique for laparoscopic appendectomy done through a single incision utilizing conventional instruments has been developed. The operative risk of the single incision approach is no different that the standard three incision laparoscopic appendectomy. The goal is to study the operative time, length of hospital stay, and complications from this operation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Appendicitis Procedure: Single Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 32 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Single Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy in the Community Utilizing Conventional Instruments
Study Start Date : July 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Appendicitis

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
1 Procedure: Single Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy




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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients presenting to a community hospital (RGH) with a working diagnosis of acute appendicitis when the investigator (myself) and co-investigator (Dr. Bloom) are on call for general surgery emergencies.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients undergoing appendectomy for acute appendicitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy

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Locations
Canada, British Columbia
The Richmond Hospital
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nam Nguyen, MD University of British Columbia
Study Director: Scott Bloom University of British Columbia
Study Director: Connie Chiu University of British Columbia

Responsible Party: Dr. Nam Nguyen, University of British Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00925145     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H09-00937
First Posted: June 19, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 3, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Appendicitis
Intraabdominal Infections
Infection
Gastroenteritis
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Cecal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases