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Drain After Elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00986544
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 30, 2009
Results First Posted : March 23, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 23, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The trial aims to assess the value of drains in elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cholelithiasis Procedure: no drain Procedure: drain positioned Procedure: drain not positioned

Detailed Description:
After laparoscopic gallbladder removal patients are randomized to have a suction drain positioned in the subhepatic space or to have a sham drain in the subhepatic space. The primary outcome measure will be the presence of subhepatic fluid collection at ultrasonographic examination on the first postoperative day. Secondary outcome measures will be postoperative abdominal and shoulder tip pain, use of analgesics, nausea, vomiting and morbidity

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 106 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Drain After Elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. A Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : December 2009
Primary Completion Date : February 2011
Study Completion Date : February 2011

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Gallstones
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Sham Comparator: Absence of drain Procedure: no drain
drain positioned on the skin
Procedure: drain not positioned
Drain positioned in the abdominal wall
Active Comparator: Drain
drain positioned in the subhepatic space after laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Procedure: drain positioned
drain positioned in the subhepatic space

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants With Subhepatic Collection at Ultrasonographic Examination [ Time Frame: first postoperative day ]
    An abdominal ultrasonography was routinely performed on the first postoperative day with the aim to detect any fluid collection. If present, the volume in ml of subhepatic collection was calculated.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants With Postoperative Complications [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • acute cholecystitis, cholangitis, or pancreatitis
  • no contraindication for the laparoscopic
  • no other additional procedure
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00986544

University of Rome "La Sapienza" - Polo Pontino
Terracina, Latina, Italy, 04019
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Roma La Sapienza
Study Director: Erasmo Spaziani, PhD University of Rome "La Sapienza"- Polo Pontino
More Information

Responsible Party: Erasmo Spaziani, MD; PhD, University of Roma La Sapienza
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00986544     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pic63
First Posted: September 30, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: March 23, 2012
Last Update Posted: March 23, 2012
Last Verified: February 2012

Keywords provided by Erasmo Spaziani, University of Roma La Sapienza:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Biliary Tract Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Gallbladder Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical