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Chronic Pain After Thoracotomy (Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery - VATS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01068457
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 15, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 14, 2010
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This is an explorative study investigating potential nerve injury after VATS.

Condition or disease
Neuropathic Pain Thoracic Surgery, Video Assisted Chronic Pain

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 48 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Chronic Pain After Thoracotomy (VATS)
Study Start Date : December 2009
Primary Completion Date : April 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Chronic Pain
U.S. FDA Resources

Groups and Cohorts

Patients with pain after VATS
Pain free
Patients reporting no pain late after VAT

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Thresholds via QST [ Time Frame: Late postoperatively (3months) ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Lung cancer patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Able to understand and give consent
  • Can read
  • Residing in Denmark

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to understand the written information in Danish
  • Abuse (Medicine, Drugs, Alcohol)
  • Severe psychiatric Illness
  • Conflicting neurological disease
Contacts and Locations

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Section for Surgical Pathophysiology 4074 andSection of Acute Pain management and Palliative Medicine.
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
More Information

Responsible Party: MD Kim Wildgaard, Section for Surgical Pathophysiology 4074
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01068457     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VATS-hb2008-059
First Posted: February 15, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 14, 2010
Last Verified: July 2010

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
persistent pain
neuropathic pain
Thoracic Surgery, Video Assisted
Chronic Pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases