Inter Costal Catheters for Video-Assisted Thoroscopic (VATS) Lobectomy

This study has been completed.
Dept. of thoracic Surgery
Dept. of cardio-thoracic anaesthesia
Dept. Surgical PAthophysiology
all Blegdamsvej 9, 2100-Copenhagen, Denmark
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Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier:
First received: October 1, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2010
History: No changes posted

A pilot study to observe satisfaction of analgesia with intercostal catheters after VATS lobectomy.

Lung Cancer Patients

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pain Relief After VATS Lobectomy Using Interoperatively Placed Inter Costal Catheters.

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Further study details as provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • NRS (pain score 0-10)) [ Time Frame: Until discharge (2-4 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

  • satisfaction (Verbal ranking scale 1-4) [ Time Frame: until discharge, 2-4 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    qualitative measurement

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Side effects (quantitatively, see details) [ Time Frame: until discharge, 2-4 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Daily presence of, Nausea Dizziness Vomiting Sedation Pruritus

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: April 2010
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Pain and satisfaction with pain treatment is investigated in a population after VATS lobectomy.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Consenting lung cancer patients due for elective surgery


Inclusion Criteria:

Age of consent (ie age>=18) Eligible for lobectomy Able to comply Willing to register postoperatively


Exclusion Criteria:

  • do not understand DAnish
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01213654

Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Dept. of thoracic Surgery
Dept. of cardio-thoracic anaesthesia
Dept. Surgical PAthophysiology
all Blegdamsvej 9, 2100-Copenhagen, Denmark
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: MD Kim Wildgaard, Section for Surgical Pathophysiology Identifier: NCT01213654     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VATS-IC-2010
Study First Received: October 1, 2010
Last Updated: October 1, 2010
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Board of Health

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
Lung cancer
VATS Lobectomy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on April 17, 2014