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Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) by Acupressure

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00275483
First Posted: January 12, 2006
Last Update Posted: May 28, 2008
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Information provided by:
Herlev Hospital
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine whether stimulation to the akupressurpoint P6 with a recently developed bracelet are effective preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting

Condition Intervention Phase
Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting Acupressure Point P6 Device: Vital-band (R) Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prevention of PONV by Acupressure. A Study of the Effect of a Recently Generated Danish Bracelet Vital-Band(R) Which Stimulates the Acupressure Point P6

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Further study details as provided by Herlev Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Postoperative nausea and vomiting

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 1: The use of conventionel antiemetic treatment.
  • 2: Lenght of stay in the perioperative unit.
  • 3: overall lenght of stay

Enrollment: 132
Study Start Date: May 2005
Study Completion Date: February 2007
Primary Completion Date: October 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female,
  • Non-smoker,
  • >18 years,
  • ASA 1 or 2,
  • Signed patient information,
  • IV-anaestesia.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Male,
  • Smoker,
  • ASA 3 or 4,
  • Pregnancy,
  • Nausea and vomiting within the last 24 h before operation,
  • Diabetes,
  • Carpaltunnel syndrome,
  • Lymphedema of arms,
  • Eczema of forearm,
  • Patients who earlier has undergone removal of lymph nodes in the armpits,
  • Inhalation anaestesia.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00275483


Locations
Denmark
Herlev University Hospital, department of anaestesiology
Copenhagen, Herlev, Denmark, 2730
Sponsors and Collaborators
Herlev Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Birgitte Majholm, MD Herlev Hospital
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00275483     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Vital-band 01
First Submitted: January 10, 2006
First Posted: January 12, 2006
Last Update Posted: May 28, 2008
Last Verified: May 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nausea
Vomiting
Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes