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Is the Routine Pressure Dressing After Thyroidectomy Necessary?

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00400465
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 16, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 1, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Patorn Piromchai, Khon Kaen University

November 14, 2006
November 16, 2006
April 1, 2015
December 2006
August 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
amount of fluids collected in the operative bed by ultrasonography [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 4 days ]
amount of fluids collected in the operative bed by ultrasonography
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  • Days retained drains [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 4 days ]
  • days of hospital stay [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 4 days ]
  • complication (bruise,bleeding,wound dehiscence) [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 4 days ]
  • Days retained drains
  • days of hospital stay
  • complication (bruise,bleeding,wound dehiscence)
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Is the Routine Pressure Dressing After Thyroidectomy Necessary?
Is the Routine Pressure Dressing After Thyroidectomy Necessary? A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study

Thyroidectomy is an operation that is commonly performed. After an operation a pressure dressing by Hypafix is usually used due to the belief that it will help to reduce complications such as post-operative bleeding or haematoma. However, the practice is uncomfortable to patients and makes it hard to detect early haematomas.

We carried out a prospective randomised study to study the role of pressure dressing after thyroid surgery by evaluating the amount of fluids collected in the operative bed by ultrasonography compared with normal dressing.

Thyroidectomy is an operation that is commonly performed. In Department of Otolaryngology, Khonkaen University was performed this operation about 200 cases per years. After an operation a pressure dressing by Hypafix is usually used due to the belief that it will help to reduce complications such as post-operative bleeding or haematoma. However, the practice is uncomfortable to patients and makes it hard to detect early haematomas.

We carried out a prospective randomised study to study the role of pressure dressing after thyroid surgery by evaluating the amount of fluids collected in the operative bed by ultrasonography compared with normal dressing.

Interventional
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Thyroid Neoplasms
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Graves Disease
  • Goiter
  • Procedure: Normal dressing
    Normal dressing
  • Procedure: Pressure dressing
    Pressure dressing
  • Active Comparator: Control group
    Pressure dressing
    Intervention: Procedure: Pressure dressing
  • Experimental: Experimental group
    Normal dressing
    Intervention: Procedure: Normal dressing

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Completed
116
114
September 2007
August 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients underwent thyroidectomy in Srinagarind hospital, Khonkaen University

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with cervical lymph nodes metastases requiring neck dissection
  • Patients that tissue pathology shown anaplastic carcinoma
  • Patients with clinical or laboratory indicators of coagulation disorders
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Older Adult
No
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Thailand
 
 
NCT00400465
HE49-1009
ISRCTN52660978 ( Registry Identifier: ISRCTN Registry )
No
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Patorn Piromchai, Khon Kaen University
Khon Kaen University
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Principal Investigator: Patorn Piromchai, MD Khonkaen University
Khon Kaen University
March 2015

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