Vaginal Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Postoperative Pain

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 29, 2011
Last Update Posted : April 10, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Arvi Yli-Hankala, Tampere University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The previous studies have shown that recovery after laparoscopic or vaginal hysterectomy is faster than after abdominal approach. The aim of this study is to evaluate postoperative pain after vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy. The primary outcome measurement is opioid consumption.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Postoperative Pain Procedure: laparoscopy, laparoscopic hysterectomy Procedure: vaginal : vaginal hysterectomy Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 188 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Postoperative Pain After Vaginal or Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: a Prospective Trial
Study Start Date : January 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hysterectomy

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: laparoscopy
Intervention: Procedure: laparoscopy
Procedure: laparoscopy, laparoscopic hysterectomy
laparoscopic hysterectomy

Active Comparator: vaginal
Intervention: Procedure: vaginal
Procedure: vaginal : vaginal hysterectomy
Vaginal hysterectomy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Postoperative consumption of an opioid (oxycodone) [ Time Frame: 20 hours ]
    the consumption of oxycodone will be monitored by recording the amount of the drug received via a commercially available patient controlled analgesia (PCA) pump

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. NRS (numeral rating scale) of pain [ Time Frame: 20 hours ]
    NRS is evaluated frequently during the study period.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 69 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 -69 years
  • Gender . female
  • ASA status 1-3
  • Vaginal hysterectomy or laparoscopic hysterectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Body mass Index over 35
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Liver disease
  • Allergies to pharmaceuticals used in the Study
  • Present use of opioids
  • Vaginal prolapse

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01442961

Tampere University Hospital
Tampere, Finland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tampere University Hospital

Responsible Party: Arvi Yli-Hankala, professor, Tampere University Hospital Identifier: NCT01442961     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R09003
First Posted: September 29, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 10, 2013
Last Verified: April 2013

Keywords provided by Arvi Yli-Hankala, Tampere University Hospital:
pain, postoperative
hysterectomy, vaginal
surgery, gynecological

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms