Complications of Endocrine Surgery: Data From the United HealthSystem Consortium

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 27, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 31, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Arkansas

Brief Summary:
The goal of this study is to help better determine the complication rates for endocrine surgery across the nation for both benign and malignant disease. It is our hypothesis that the complication rates are low overall and that malignant disease results in a higher complication rate than benign disease. This study will do a database review from all University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC).

Condition or disease
Thyroid Disease Parathyroid Disease Endocrine Gland

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1000 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Complications of Endocrine Surgery: Data From the United Health System Consortium
Study Start Date : January 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2017

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Complication Rates for Endocrine Surgery [ Time Frame: baseline ]
    The information presented in this report will provide a surgical tool for otolaryngologists to safely inform patients on the risks of endocrine surgery.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The study will be conducted through a United HealthSystem Consortium query of endocrine surgery done as a primary procedure for specific diagnosis.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients between the ages of 18 and 90 years who have a diagnosis of benign multinodular goiter and/or malignant thyroid disease and have undergone a total thyroidectomy as a primary procedure.
  • Parathyroid patients will also be studied.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non endocrine surgery patients

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01539499

United States, Arkansas
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Arkansas
Principal Investigator: Brendan Stack, MD University of Arkansas

Responsible Party: University of Arkansas Identifier: NCT01539499     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 112685
First Posted: February 27, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 31, 2017
Last Verified: August 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Thyroid Diseases
Parathyroid Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases