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Effects of Preoperative Dexamethasone Study on QOL After Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery for POP

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02073734
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 27, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 21, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
TriHealth Inc.

Brief Summary:
The investigators hypothesize that preoperative administration of 8 mg IV dexamethasone will benefit patients' perceived quality of recovery after surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pelvic Organ Prolapse PONV Drug: Dexamethasone Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Detailed Description:
This is a randomized controlled trial involving single administration of 8 mg Dexamethasone per IV preoperatively among women undergoing vaginal reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 63 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effects of Preoperative Dexamethasone on Postoperative Quality of Recovery Following Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : February 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Dexamethasone
Drug: Dexamethasone
Dexamethasone 8mg/IV

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Sterile normal saline solution
Drug: Placebo
Placebo given IV

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary endpoint will be scores on the 40- item quality of recovery scoring system (QoR-40). [ Time Frame: up to 20-24 hours after surgery ]
    The QoR-40 is a validated standardized questionnaire that assesses the dimensions of physical functioning, mental health, cognitive functioning, symptoms, role and social functioning, general health perceptions, sleep and energy

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To determine if dexamethasone has positive impact on other clinical recovery variables such as nausea, vomiting and pain. [ Time Frame: 20-24 hours after surgery ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 81 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women aged 18-81 years old who are scheduled to undergo a major vaginal reconstructive surgery, including hysterectomy with or without hysterectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Daily use of steroids or antiemetic agents such as Zofran, Reglan, Compazine and Phenargan within one month of surgery
  • Regional anesthesia for surgical procedure
  • Chronic pain requiring opioid treatment daily
  • History of allergy to the study medication
  • Severe renal and liver disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Non English speaking
  • Psychiatric disorder that will preclude completion of questionnaires
  • Minor surgery that does not involve overnight admission
  • Surgery that does not involve hysterectomy or vaginal intraperitoneal apical suspension
  • Hypersensitivity reaction to steroids
  • Evidence of systemic fungal infection
  • Evidence of any systemic infection
  • Uncontrolled diabetes

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02073734

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United States, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45220
Sponsors and Collaborators
TriHealth Inc.
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Study Director: Rachel N Pauls, MD TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital
Principal Investigator: Rachel N Pauls, MD TriHeath Good Samaritan Hospital
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: TriHealth Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02073734    
Other Study ID Numbers: 12136-12-081
First Posted: February 27, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 21, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by TriHealth Inc.:
pelvic organ prolapse surgery
postoperative nausea and vomiting
peroperative administration
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents