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From Acute to Chronic Postoperative Pain in Patients for Elective Cholecystectomy. Immunological Tests

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01546480
First Posted: March 7, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2014
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Collaborators:
Vejle Hospital
Oberstinde Kirsten Jensa la Cours Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Morten Rune Eckhardt, Odense University Hospital
  Purpose

Chronic Pain after Cholecystectomy is a well known problem. One theory is that it is due to persisting inflammation.

The purpose of the study is to measure inflammatory factors in cerebrospinal fluid and blod at patients 12 months after the operation.

DNA-samples are collected to examine genetical factors, important for perception of pain, and the development of chronic pain.


Condition
Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: From Acute to Chronic Postoperative Pain in Patients for Elective Cholecystectomy. Immunological Tests

Further study details as provided by Morten Rune Eckhardt, Odense University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Spinal interleukine levels [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    12 months after surgery


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood interleukine levels [ Time Frame: 12 Months ]
  • spinal enzyme levels [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    12 months after surgery

  • Blood enzyme levels [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    12 months after surgery


Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Whole blood Serum Plasma Cerebrospinal fluid Saliva

Enrollment: 18
Study Start Date: November 2011
Study Completion Date: February 2014
Primary Completion Date: February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Pain patients
Patients with unexplained chronic abdominal pain 12 months after elective cholecystectomy
Operated painfree Patients
Painfree patients 12 months after elective cholecystectomy
Nonoperated painfree patients
Painfree patients with no previous abdominal operation

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients in group 1 and 2 previously participated in a study of postcholecystectomy pain.

Patients in group 3 are patients scheduled for elective surgery in spinal anesthesia at the participating centres.

Criteria

Group 1:

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Unexplained abdominal pain 12 months after elective cholecystectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Immunosuppressive treatment (NSAID excepted)
  • Anticoagulant treatment

Group 2:

Inclusion Criteria:

  • No pain 12 months after elective cholecystectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Immunosuppressive treatment (NSAID excepted)
  • Anticoagulant treatment

Group 3:

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Elective operation in spinal anesthesia or
  • Or healthy volunteers accepting samples of blod, cerebral spinal fluid and saliva, to be collected

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute or chronic pain condition
  • Immunosuppressive treatment (NSAID excepted)
  • Previous abdominal operation
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01546480


Locations
Denmark
Odense University Hospital
Odense, Denmark, 5000
Lillebælt Hospital
Vejle, Denmark, 7100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Odense University Hospital
Vejle Hospital
Oberstinde Kirsten Jensa la Cours Foundation
  More Information

Responsible Party: Morten Rune Eckhardt, Afdelingslæge, Odense University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01546480     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ImmT
119 ( Other Identifier: hhh )
First Submitted: March 2, 2012
First Posted: March 7, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2014
Last Verified: June 2014

Keywords provided by Morten Rune Eckhardt, Odense University Hospital:
Chronic postoperative pain
Postcholecystectomy pain
Inflammation
Interleukines

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms