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Evaluation of Chronic Pain After Nerve Section During Thoracotomy

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: April 4, 2008
Last Update Posted: February 24, 2012
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Rigshospitalet, Denmark
April 1, 2008
April 4, 2008
February 24, 2012
December 2011
April 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Pain (NRS) [ Time Frame: 3 months postoperatively ]
Pain [ Time Frame: 3,6,12 mths postoperatively ]
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00653367 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • QST parameters (sensory thresholds to cool/Warmth) [ Time Frame: 3 months postoperatively ]
  • Social well-being (HADS / PCS) [ Time Frame: 3 months postoperatively ]
  • Function (pain impairment of Activities of Daily Life) [ Time Frame: 3 months postoperatively ]
  • QST parameters [ Time Frame: 3,6,12 moths ]
  • Social wellbeing [ Time Frame: 3, 6, 12 months ]
  • Function [ Time Frame: 3,6,12 moths ]
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Evaluation of Chronic Pain After Nerve Section During Thoracotomy
Post Thoracotomy Pain After Nerve Section
The purpose of this study is to investigate if controlled nerve section reduces chronic pain after thoracotomy.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Lung Cancer
Procedure: Nerve section
Intercostal nerve is divided during surgery
  • Experimental: NS
    Nerve section of intercostal nerve during surgery
    Intervention: Procedure: Nerve section
  • No Intervention: Control
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December 2012
April 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients included for anterior or lateral thoracotomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to give consent due to age, cognitive reduction or otherwise
  • Neurological disease or symptoms affection thoracic area
  • Chronic pain prior to surgery
  • Inability to supply the patient with an epidural catheter
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Prolonged infection at surgical site
  • Invasive tumor growth
  • Need for repeated surgery at site
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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MD Kim Wildgaard, Section for Surgical Pathophysiology 4074
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
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Principal Investigator: Kim Wildgaard, MD Section for Surgical Pathophysiology 4074
Study Chair: Henrik Kehlet, MD, Phd, Pro Section for Surgical Pathophysiology 4074
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
August 2011

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