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Acute Pancreatitis and Acute Fluid Collections

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00786929
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 6, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 4, 2009
Information provided by:
University Medical Center, Tuzla

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate if percutaneous drainage of sterile fluid collections recurring after initial aspiration in acute pancreatitis yielded better results than their conservative management.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pancreatitis Procedure: Catheter drainage Drug: Conservative treatment Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 63 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Controlled Trial on Sterile Fluid Collections Management in Acute Pancreatitis
Study Start Date : March 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Pancreatitis

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: drainage Procedure: Catheter drainage
Active Comparator: 2
Conservative treatment
Drug: Conservative treatment

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Conversion to more aggressive procedure [ Time Frame: Sep 2007 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of patients turning culture positive, length of hospital stay, catheter dwell time, catheter problems and changes per patient [ Time Frame: Oct 2007 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Symptoms and signs of acute pancreatitis and if pancreatic or/and peripancreatic fluid collections were confirmed by ultrasound and computed tomography examination

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Collections resulting from pancreatic surgery, chronic pancreatitis and encapsulated collections and collections with uncertainty about the relationship between the collections and clinical symptoms and signs of acute pancreatitis were excluded.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00786929

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Bosnia and Herzegovina
University Clinical Center
Tuzla, TK, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 75000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Medical Center, Tuzla
Additional Information:
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00786929    
Other Study ID Numbers: MB-68/02
First Posted: November 6, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 4, 2009
Last Verified: November 2008
Keywords provided by University Medical Center, Tuzla:
Conversion to more aggressive treatment of recurrent fluid collection
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases