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Dysesthesia Study After Sternotomy

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00408044
First Posted: December 5, 2006
Last Update Posted: May 20, 2008
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Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc- Université Catholique de Louvain
December 4, 2006
December 5, 2006
May 20, 2008
December 2006
February 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Dysesthesia Study After Sternotomy
Pain After Sternotomy

Chronic pain associated to sternotomy occurs in 40 to 50% of patients after cardiac surgery.

33 to 66% of these patients suffer during 3 month and 25 to 33% have postoperative pain for at least 1 year.

This pain has often negative effects on daily activity. Despite its frequency and importance, the etiology of this chronic pain is not completely understood.

The goal of this study is to understand the mechanism of this chronic pain, to prevent and/or to treat better in the future.

The sensitivity of the thorax after cardiac surgery seems to follow a dynamic evolution which can be observed within several weeks. Therefore we decided to study this evolution.

This study is different from previous ones observing the sensitivity of the thorax at a well defined moment immediately after the surgery.

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Observational
Time Perspective: Prospective
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  • Ischemic Cardiopathy
  • Other Forms of Cardiopathy
Procedure: cardiac surgery with sternotomy
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Completed
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March 2007
February 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cardiac surgery with sternotomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with chronic pain
  • redo surgery
  • patients with neurological pathologies
  • patients treated with antidepressant medication
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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Belgium
 
 
NCT00408044
CE 2005/05SEPT/134
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Mona Momeni, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc
Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc- Université Catholique de Louvain
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Principal Investigator: Mona Momeni, MD Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc
Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc- Université Catholique de Louvain
May 2008