Sensory Changes From Chest Drains

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 12, 2011
Last Update Posted : January 12, 2011
Information provided by:
Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Brief Summary:
Does chest drains contribute to the post thoracotomy pain syndrome

Condition or disease
Thoracotomy Chronic Pain

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 21 participants
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Late Sensory Changes From Chest Drain Insertion During Thoracotomy
Study Start Date : December 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Chronic Pain

lung cancer surgery

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain (NRS) [ Time Frame: 3 years postoperatively ]
  2. Sensory thresholds [ Time Frame: 3 years postoperatively ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Psychometrics (HADS) [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Post thoracotomy patients after lung cancer in Denmark

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18
  • Able to cooperate
  • able to speak and read Danish

Exclusion Criteria:

  • repeat surgery
  • cognitive dysfunction
  • other nerve injury on the thorax
  • abuse (medicine/ alcohol etc)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01274871

Section for Surgical Pathophysiology 4074
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Responsible Party: MD, Kim Wildgaard, Section for Surgical Pathophysiology 4074 Identifier: NCT01274871     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-B-2008-059/drain
First Posted: January 12, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 12, 2011
Last Verified: January 2011

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
Chronic Pain
persistent post-surgical pain

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