Monopolar Scissors vs Bipolar Vessel Sealer vs Ultrasonic Shears: A Prospective Randomized Study in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 17, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 21, 2007
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University of Zurich

Brief Summary:

Monopolar electro surgery scissors (MES), electro thermal bipolar vessel sealer (BVS) and ultrasonically coagulating shears (UCS) are all applied in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. We aimed to compare the different devices with regard to dissection time, blood loss, technical aspects and costs.

  • Trial with surgical intervention

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Colorectal Disease Device: Laparoscopic colectomy Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : August 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2006

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Dissection time

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 95 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria: All patients undergoing laparoscopic left-sided colorectal resection.

Exclusion criteria: < 18 years no informed consent restricted communication abilities (language, mental illness)

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University Hospital of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Study Director: 01 Studienregister MasterAdmins UniversitaetsSpital Zuerich

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00517608     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 24-2005
First Posted: August 17, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 21, 2007
Last Verified: August 2007