The Study of a Safe and Cost-effective Method to Identify Patients at Low Risk of Significant Hypocalcemia After Total Thyroidectomy.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Hypocalcemia is the complication, after total thyroidectomy, that usually determines the length of hospital stay.Serum calcium levels is a quick and cost-effective practice to recognise hypocalcemia in the postoperative follow up.
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this perspective study is to determine if consecutive postoperative serum calcium levels early after total thyroidectomy can be used to identify patients who are unlikely to develop significant hypocalcemia and can be safely discharged within 24 to 48 hours postoperative.
Hypocalcemia After Total Thyroidectomy
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||The Study of a Safe and Cost-effective Method to Identify Patients at Low Risk for the Development of Significant Hypocalcemia After Total Thyroidectomy.|
- Correlation of the variability of the levels of free serum calcium (Ca + +), between two measurements on 6 and 12 hours postoperatively, the incidence of hypocalcaemia in patients undergoing total thyroidectomy for any reason. [ Time Frame: 6hr, 12hr, 24hr, 48hr postopreratively ]
- The correlation between development of hypocalcaemia in patients after total thyroidectomy with the following factors: · Gender, · Age,
- The correlation between development of hypocalcaemia and the Intraoperative recognition of parathyroid glands and possible autotransplantation of parathyroid glands,
- The correlation between development of hypocalcaemia in patients after total thyroidectomy with the Underlying thyroid pathology based on the histological-pathological report:
- The correlation between development of hypocalcaemia in patients after total thyroidectomy with the following factors: Use of Ligasure use of Ultracision, Use of hemostatic,Volume of blood loss, Volume and weight of specimen
|Study Start Date:||November 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
patients with positive slope
patients with positive slope in the levels of free serum calcium levels between 6th and 12th postoperative hour
patients with negative or no slope
patients with negative or no slope in the levels of free serum calcium levels between 6th and 12th postoperative hour.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01027091
|G.Hatzikosta General Hospital|
|Ioannina, Greece, 45221|
|Study Director:||Evangelos K Tsimoyiannis, DR, MD, FACS, FABI,||G. Hatzikosta General Hospital|