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Persistent Pain After Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

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: NCT01085110
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 11, 2010
Last Update Posted : May 30, 2012
Innovative Medicines Initiative
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gitte Linderoth, Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Brief Summary:
Describe and characterizes laparoscopic postherniotomy patients with persistent moderate/severe pain affecting every day activities - including detailed quantitative sensory assessment

Condition or disease
Pain, Postoperative Neuropathic Pain Postherniotomy Pain

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 11 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Official Title: Neurophysiological Characterization of Persistent Pain After Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Study Start Date : January 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2010

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Hernia

Persistent Pain patients
Patients with persistent postherniotomy pain after laparoscopic operation and pain related impaired daily function

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with persistent pain after laparoscpic inguinal hernia repair

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male patients > 18 yrs
  • No sign of hernia recurrence
  • Chronic groin pain lasting more than 3 months
  • Moderate/severe pain related impairment of everyday activities

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other causes of persistent pain in groin region (hip, other surgical procedures)
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Conflicting neurological disorders

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01085110

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Section of Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Innovative Medicines Initiative
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Principal Investigator: Gitte Linderoth, MD Section of Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet
Study Director: Henrik Kehlet, MD, Proff Section of Surgical Pathophysiology, Rigshospitalet

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Responsible Party: Gitte Linderoth, M.D., Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier: NCT01085110    
Other Study ID Numbers: H-2-2009-126-A
First Posted: March 11, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 30, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012
Keywords provided by Gitte Linderoth, Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
Groin hernia
Chronic pain
Quantitative sensory testing
Persistent postoperative pain
Laparoscopic inguinal herniotomy
Postherniotomy Pain after laparoscopic inguinal herniotomy
laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pain, Postoperative
Hernia, Inguinal
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Hernia, Abdominal