Sensory Changes From Chest Drains

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier:
First received: January 11, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2011
History: No changes posted
Does chest drains contribute to the post thoracotomy pain syndrome

Chronic Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Late Sensory Changes From Chest Drain Insertion During Thoracotomy

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Further study details as provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain (NRS) [ Time Frame: 3 years postoperatively ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Sensory thresholds [ Time Frame: 3 years postoperatively ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Psychometrics (HADS) [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 21
Study Start Date: December 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
lung cancer surgery


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Post thoracotomy patients after lung cancer in Denmark

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18
  • Able to cooperate
  • able to speak and read Danish

Exclusion Criteria:

  • repeat surgery
  • cognitive dysfunction
  • other nerve injury on the thorax
  • abuse (medicine/ alcohol etc)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01274871

Section for Surgical Pathophysiology 4074
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
  More Information

Responsible Party: MD, Kim Wildgaard, Section for Surgical Pathophysiology 4074 Identifier: NCT01274871     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-B-2008-059/drain 
Study First Received: January 11, 2011
Last Updated: January 11, 2011
Health Authority: Denmark: National Board of Health
Denmark: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
Chronic Pain
persistent post-surgical pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Pain
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
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