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Prediction of Persistent Postsurgical Pain After Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2011 by Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Dept. of thoracic Surgery
Dept. of cardio-thoracic anaesthesia
Dept. Surgical PAthophysiology
all Blegdamsvej 9, 2100-Copenhagen, Denmark
Information provided by:
Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier:
First received: February 18, 2011
Last updated: September 27, 2011
Last verified: September 2011
Prospective cohort study of factors predisposing to persistent post surgical pain after video-assisted thoracic surgery

Pain, Postoperative

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Factors Predicting Persistent Post-surgical Pain After Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

Further study details as provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Persistent post surgical pain [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Pain intensity (Numerical Rating Scale)

  • Analgesic use [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    type(s) and amount of analgesics used

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
whole blood used to detect genetic polymorphism

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: February 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
lung cancer surgery
Patients undergoing video-assisted thoracic surgery


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 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:

  • Age < 18 years old
  • Elective lung cancer surgery (VATS)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • do not understand Danish
  • cognitive reduction
  • bilateral procedure planned
  • previous thoracic surgery
  • pregnant or nursing
  • known nerve affection from other cause
  • alcohol/substance abuse
  • inability to cooperate to pain scoring/sensory examination
  • > 5 mg methylprednisolone/day
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01300195

Contact: Kim Wildgaard, MD +45 3545 3246

Section for Surgical Pathophysiology 4074 Recruiting
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Principal Investigator: Kim Wildgaard, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Thomas Ringsted, Md         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Dept. of thoracic Surgery
Dept. of cardio-thoracic anaesthesia
Dept. Surgical PAthophysiology
all Blegdamsvej 9, 2100-Copenhagen, Denmark
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: MD, Kim Wildgaard, Section for Surgical Pathophysiology 4074 Identifier: NCT01300195     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H4-2010-118#0
Study First Received: February 18, 2011
Last Updated: September 27, 2011

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
standardized surgery
persistent pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on April 28, 2017