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Complications in Inguinal Hernia Surgery

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01760395
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 4, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 14, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Inguinal hernia repair is the most common procedure in general surgery. Even with acceptable complication rates, thousands of patients worldwide suffer from inguinal hernia surgery complications every year. In Finland, the Finnish Patient Insurance Centre (FPIC) receives reports from surgical complications. In this study, the database of FPIC is used to compare the complication profiles of open and laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery with mesh.

Condition or disease
Inguinal Hernia

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 335 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Complications in Inguinal Hernia Surgery - a Nationwide Registry Study
Study Start Date : January 2002
Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Study Completion Date : December 2012

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Hernia
U.S. FDA Resources

Groups and Cohorts

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. surgical complication [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 110 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Finnish patients having had complicated inguinal hernia surgery 2002-2010.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • surgery between 2002 and 2010
  • complicated inguinal hernia surgery reported to FPIC

Exclusion Criteria:

More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sanna Kouhia, MD, North Karelia Central Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01760395     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NKCH-surg-010
First Posted: January 4, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 14, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Inguinal
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal