Effect of Pain Control on the Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis on the Diagnostic Accuracy of General Surgeon
The pain control in surgical abdomen has been in debate in masking the correct diagnosis. We would like to investigate the effect of pain control on the diagnostic accuracy of surgeon in suspicious appendicitis patients.
We would give morphine or placebo to the patients suspected of appendicitis randomly and in double-blinded manner, and then surgeons would exam the patient and give the impression for the possibility of the appendicitis(grading 1 to 4).
With this grading, we compare these impression between two groups.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
- AUC of ROC of the impression of diagnosis for the appendicitis by surgeon [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Morphine||Drug: Morphine|
|No Intervention: Placebo||Drug: Morphine|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00783016
|Korea, Republic of|
|Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Emergency room|
|Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of, 463-707|