Effect of Pain Control on the Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis on the Diagnostic Accuracy of General Surgeon
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00783016|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 31, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 26, 2011
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.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Appendicitis||Drug: Morphine||Phase 4|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||234 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Study Start Date :||October 2008|
|Primary Completion Date :||February 2011|
|Study Completion Date :||May 2011|
|Experimental: Morphine||Drug: Morphine|
|No Intervention: Placebo||Drug: Morphine|
- AUC of ROC of the impression of diagnosis for the appendicitis by surgeon
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00783016
|Korea, Republic of|
|Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Emergency room|
|Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of, 463-707|