Patients With Hemorrhoids Referred to a Surgical Specialist Department

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Ersta Hospital, Sweden
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Solveig Elmér, Karolinska Institutet Identifier:
First received: October 11, 2012
Last updated: March 9, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
Hemorrhoids is the most common disease in rectum with a prevalence of 30 % of population. This means that many patients are referred to surgical specialist reception with diagnosis hemorrhoidal disease. The aim of this study is to describe population of patients with hemorrhoidal disease that are referred to a specialised colorectal unit and to determine what treatment they are given at a general practitioner as well as in colorectal unit.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Patients With Hemorrhoids Referred to a Surgical Specialist Department

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Correct diagnosis? [ Time Frame: patients visiting Ersta Hospital between 2007-2009 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • treatment of hemorrhoids [ Time Frame: patients visiting Ersta Hospital between 2007-2009 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Surgical or conservative treatment, results and number of patients in the groups

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Examination/treatment [ Time Frame: Before visiting Ersta hospital ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Examination and treatment given by general practitioner

  • Operation/complication [ Time Frame: postoperatively ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Which operations were performed, complications?, reinterventions?

  • genus [ Time Frame: between 2007-2009 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Did men and women got the same treatment

  • Treated elsewhere [ Time Frame: after compleated treatment at Ersta hospital ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 800
Study Start Date: February 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patient with hemorrhoids


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients whith hemorrhoids

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients with diagnosis hemorrhoidal disease that are referred to a surgical specialist department

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01706601

Ersta hospital
Stockholm, Sweden, 116 91
Sponsors and Collaborators
Karolinska Institutet
Ersta Hospital, Sweden
Principal Investigator: Solveig Elmér, MD Karolinska Institutet
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Responsible Party: Solveig Elmér, MD, Karolinska Institutet Identifier: NCT01706601     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010/1108-31/1
Study First Received: October 11, 2012
Last Updated: March 9, 2015
Health Authority: Sweden: The National Board of Health and Welfare

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on November 27, 2015