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Harmonic vs HF Knife in Patients Requiring Abdominal Surgery

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01262378
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2010 by Asklepios proresearch.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : December 17, 2010
Last Update Posted : December 17, 2010
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Prospective, non-randomized, controlled study to investigate the clinical outcome of surgery using the Harmonic knife vs the HF knife in patients requiring abdominoplastic surgery or body lift (Lockwood)

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Abdominal Subcutaneous Fat Procedure: abdominal plastic surgery

Detailed Description:
Aim of the study is to measure amount of seroma in each interventional arm.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 22 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clinical Outcome of the Seroma Amount Using the Harmonic vs the HF Knife for Surgery According to Lockwood and Abdominoplastic Surgery: A Prospective Controlled Study
Study Start Date : February 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2011
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Harmonic knife
surgery using the Harmonic knife
Procedure: abdominal plastic surgery
Active Comparator: HF knife Procedure: abdominal plastic surgery

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. amount of seroma [ Time Frame: first post operative day until hospital discharge ]

Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years
  • willing to give consent
  • indication for abdominoplastic surgery
  • no contraindication for general anaesthesia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Smoking more than 10 p/day
  • Diabetes mellitus I or II
  • known neoplasms
  • not willing or able to conform with study requirements
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01262378

Asklepios Klinik Wandsbek
Hamburg, Germany, 22043
Sponsors and Collaborators
Asklepios proresearch
Ethicon Endo-Surgery
More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Klaus Mueller, Asklepios Klinik Wandsbek
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01262378     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ASK # 1557
2909 ( Other Identifier: Ethics committee der Aerztekammer Hamburg )
First Posted: December 17, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 17, 2010
Last Verified: December 2010