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Appendectomy in Children Performed by Residents in the Era of Laparoscopic Surgery

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01657565
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 6, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 6, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Description
Brief Summary:

Introduction: An increasing proportion of childhood appendicitis is treated with laparoscopic appendectomy (LA). The investigators wanted to elucidate the outcome of childhood appendicitis treated primarily by residents in a university hospital.

Material and methods: All children (age<16 years) treated surgically with appendectomy in our department between January 2006 and January 2011 were retrospectively identified. Readmission, reoperation or postoperative length of stay (LOS) exceeding five days were considered as non-satisfactory outcomes.

Condition or disease
Intraabdominal Abscess Wound Infection

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 390 participants
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Appendectomy in Children Performed by Residents in the Era of Laparoscopic Surgery
Study Start Date : January 2006
Primary Completion Date : January 2011
Study Completion Date : January 2011
Groups and Cohorts

open appendectomy
laparscopic appendectomy

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Surgical complications [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
children 0-15 years of age having an appendectomy

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age below 16 years. operated on suspicion of appendicitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • appendectomy for causes other than suspicion of appendicitis
Contacts and Locations

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Odense University Hospital
Odense, Fyn, Denmark, 5000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Odense University Hospital
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Nicolaj Markus Stilling, Doctor, Odense University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01657565     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ED209
Appendectomy in children ( Registry Identifier: NMS OUH )
First Posted: August 6, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 6, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012

Keywords provided by Nicolaj Markus Stilling, Odense University Hospital:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wound Infection
Abdominal Abscess