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Post Thyroidectomy Myocardial Function (TECH)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03060499
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2017 by Papavramidis Theodossis, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : February 23, 2017
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Papavramidis Theodossis, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date February 16, 2017
First Posted Date February 23, 2017
Last Update Posted Date April 4, 2017
Actual Study Start Date October 13, 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date October 13, 2017   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: February 21, 2017)
Echocardiographic Assessment of Changes in Myocardial Function at 3, 6 and 12 months after Thyroidectomy [ Time Frame: They will be assessed at 3, 6 and 12 months after thyroidectomy. ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title Post Thyroidectomy Myocardial Function
Official Title Post Thyroidectomy Myocardial Function
Brief Summary

Protocol Synopsis

Protocol title: Post thyroidectomy myocardial function Purpose: Evaluation of the effects of total thyroidectomy on myocardial function Design: Prospective, single-center, cohort study Patient Population: Male or female subjects 18 years of age or older who are scheduled for total thyroidectomy No. of Subjects: 50 patients, estimated up to 12 months to enroll Duration of Treatment: Operation Duration of Follow-up: After discharge, the patients will be re-evaluated at three (3), six (6) and twelve (12) months in the outpatient clinic.

Endpoints: To evaluate the changes in the myocardial function after the removal of the thyroid gland.

Detailed Description

1.0 INTRODUCTION

It is commonly known that the thyroid hormones affect the function of the cardiovascular system. Several studies mention that these hormones influence the cardiac function and geometry directly and indirectly. Three potential mechanisms have been described, which are the direct cellular effect, the interaction with the sympathetic nervous system and changes in peripheral circulation.

A few studies have been already published , dealing with the correlation between thyroid hormones and heart function. Only one of them have proved a suppressed ventricular contractility after subtotal thyroidectomy for hyperthyroidism.

This clinical trial aims to compare the pre- and post-operative heart function after total thyroidectomy, using echocardiography. Outcomes will be assessed during patient hospitalization and at three, six and twelve months' follow-up appointments.

2.0 OBJECTIVES

To evaluate the effects of total thyroidectomy on the function of the cardiac muscle.

3.0 DESIGN AND STUDY POPULATION

The study is designed as a prospective, single-center, cohort study. Any patient that is scheduled for a total thyroidectomy will be offered participation in this study if they fulfill specific inclusion and exclusion criteria.

3.3 Duration of the study

The study will be conducted until at least 50 patients are treated. It is estimated that it will take up to 12 months to enroll the patients and an additional 12 months to complete follow-up assessments.

4.0 STUDY PROCEDURE

4.1 Pre-operative requirements

Procedures preformed such as routine hospital examinations, antibiotic prophylactic treatment, anticoagulant treatment and diet will be according to the standard management protocol and will be recorded for the study. The following pre-operative information will be recorded:

  1. Demographic information including: name, age, gender, ethnicity
  2. Height, weight, Body Mass Index (B.M.I.) and American Society of Anesthesiologists' (A.S.A.) physical status
  3. Behavioral history (Smoking, alcohol or drug use)
  4. Preoperative laboratory findings (Complete blood count, Ca2+, fT3, fT4, TSH, PTH, VitD)
  5. Preoperative echocardiography
  6. Diagnosis including clinical observation and previous imaging results
  7. Medications
  8. Current and past history of surgical and medical comorbidities

4.3 Pathology data

The following pathology data will be recorded for all patients:

  1. Post-operative diagnosis including pathology report
  2. Weight of the gland
  3. Dimensions of the gland

4.4 Postoperative follow-up

Follow-up evaluation will be performed during hospitalization as well as on the 3rd, 6th and 12th month after discharge. The following information will be recorded:

  1. Wound condition
  2. Average Pain score for patient resting and moving/day
  3. Postoperative laboratory findings (Complete blood count, Ca2+, fT3, fT4, TSH, PTH, VitD)
  4. Postoperative echocardiography at three (3), six (6) and twelve (12) months.
  5. Clinical signs of hypocalcemia (Chvostek and Trousseau)
  6. Comments

5.0 COMPLICATIONS AND ADVERSE EVENTS

The investigators are required to notify the coordinators of any serious adverse events. The coordinators are also required to notify the Ethics Committee according to local regulations and requirements.

Serious Adverse Events include:

  1. Death regardless of cause
  2. Any-life-threatening event
  3. Any hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization
  4. Any event that results in persistent or significant disability or incapacity to the patient.

6.0 STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of total thyroidectomy on the myocardial function.

Statistical analysis includes description of the pre- and post-operative outcomes, and indication of patient characteristics associated with these outcomes.

Since the study does not have pre-specified hypotheses all statistical analyses are exploratory and interpretation of results should be within this context.

7.0 DATA MONITORING PLAN

The coordinators will monitor all data. Furthermore, the coordinators will review the progress of the clinical trial including safety data and ensure that it is conducted, recorded and reported in accordance with the protocol, good clinical practice and the applicable regulatory requirements.

8.0 DATA CONFIDENTIALITY

Each patient will be identified by his/her initials and a unique patient identification number. Source data will be stored with source documents. Only personnel responsible for collecting data and transcribing it into the case report forms will have access to the data. Records will be protected.

9.0 FUNDING

No funding for the execution of the present protocol is considered necessary. The investigators are willing to execute the present study without any additional reimbursement.

10.0 ETHICS

Prior to the onset of the study, institution review board (IRB) approval should have been obtained. Any changes in the study protocol, informed consent forms, or investigator must be re-approved by the IRB. All patients enrolled in the study will provide their consent prior to entering the study. Informed consent forms shall be signed and dated by the patient. The investigator will retain the forms as part of the study records.

This study will be executed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, in agreement with the guidelines for conducting a clinical investigation and the principles of ICH GCP outlined in the E6 document. By signing the present protocol, participants in the study commit themselves to carry it out with respect to local legal requirements.

11.0 INFORMED CONSENT

All eligible patients should have the capacity to provide an written informed consent.

The above described inclusion and exclusion criteria were designed to ensure the entry of the appropriate population of patients to this study and will be approved by the local IRB. Screening for these criteria will be conducted by the coordinator.

Eligible patients will be educated about the research proposal by a study investigator. To determine whether the patient has understood the issues, they will be asked to describe what the research entails and whether they have any questions. All questions will be addressed prior to enrollment. The patient can decline participation in the study at any time.

A written informed consent form will be generated. For each patient, a case report form (CRF) will be completed, providing general medical information and history.

Study Type Observational
Study Design Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
Sampling Method Probability Sample
Study Population The study is designed as a prospective, single-center, cohort study. Any patient that is scheduled for a total thyroidectomy in 1st Propedeutic Department of Surgery (AHEPA University General Hospital) will be offered participation in this study if they fulfill the following requirements.
Condition
  • Thyroid
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Myocardial Function
Intervention Not Provided
Study Groups/Cohorts Not Provided
Publications *

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Unknown status
Estimated Enrollment
 (submitted: February 21, 2017)
50
Original Estimated Enrollment Same as current
Estimated Study Completion Date October 13, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date October 13, 2017   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is over 18 years old
  • Patient scheduled for a non-emergency operation
  • Patient signs and dates a written informed consent form (ICF) and indicates an understanding of the study procedures
  • No previous cardiologic history
  • Normal PTH values (no transient hypoparathyroidism)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is underage ( under 18 years old)
  • Patient had a previous operation at the thyroid or parathyroids
  • Patient inability to participate in follow-up appointments
  • Patient is participating in another clinical trial which may affect this study's outcomes
  • Patient with TSH values outside the range of normal values
  • Pathologic Ca2+ , Vit D, P, PTH, pre- and post-operative values
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, History of any heart, lung or systemic disease.
Sex/Gender
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers Yes
Contacts Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries Greece
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT03060499
Other Study ID Numbers 584/13.10.2016
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement
Plan to Share IPD: No
Responsible Party Papavramidis Theodossis, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki
Study Sponsor Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki
Collaborators Not Provided
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ioannis Pliakos, Academic Fellow 1st Propedeutic Department of Surgery, AHEPA University General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Principal Investigator: Antonios Michalopoulos, Professor 1st Propedeutic Department of Surgery, AHEPA University General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Principal Investigator: Georgios Efthimiadis, Assistant Professor 1st Cardiology Unit, AHEPA University General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Principal Investigator: Haralambos Karvounis, Professor 1st Cardiology Unit, AHEPA University General Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
PRS Account Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki
Verification Date April 2017