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Sensory Mapping Following Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery

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 January 2012 by Kim Wildgaard, Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kim Wildgaard, Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier:
First received: June 15, 2011
Last updated: January 4, 2012
Last verified: January 2012
This is a prospective observational cohort study on changes in sensory mapping.

Paresthesia Dysesthesia Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Sensory Mapping Following Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery

Further study details as provided by Kim Wildgaard, Rigshospitalet, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Area (cm2) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Size of sensory dysfunction

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    pain intensity /numerical rating scale)

Estimated Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: June 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
lung cancer 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
Patients undergoing video-assisted thoracic surgery

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • does 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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01375283

Contact: Kim Wildgaard, MD +45 3545 3246

Section for Surgical Pathophysiology 4074 Recruiting
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Contact: Kim Wildgaard    35454236      
Principal Investigator: Kim Wildgaard, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Thomas Ringsted, Research nurse         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Study Chair: Mads Werner, MD, Multidisciplinary Pain Center
Principal Investigator: Kim Wildgaard Section for Surgical Pathophysiology
Study Director: Henrik Kehlet, MD Section for Surgical Pathophysiology
  More Information

Responsible Party: Kim Wildgaard, MD, Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier: NCT01375283     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H4-2010-118#2
Study First Received: June 15, 2011
Last Updated: January 4, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Somatosensory Disorders
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
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