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Surgical Success After Laparoscopic vs Abdominal Hysterectomy

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 15, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kinberly Kho, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the proposed pilot study is to investigate the effectiveness, cost, safety, and long-term impact on quality of life of laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH) in relation to abdominal hysterectomy (AH) for the treatment of benign gynecologic disease in women through a randomized surgical trial.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Metrorrhagia Menorrhagia Leiomyoma Adenomyosis Pelvic Pain Endometriosis Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Procedure: Laparoscopic hysterectomy Procedure: Abdominal hysterectomy Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The overall hypothesis is that neither mode of hysterectomy will be consistently superior to the other with respect to each of the three domains of complications, cost, and patient-centered outcomes. The overall goal of the study is to determine which clinically relevant factors may impact the choice of LH compared to AH. The results of the study may be useful for clinicians, patients, hospital administrators and health policy makers.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Randomized Trial of Laparoscopic Versus Abdominal Hysterectomy for Benign Indications and Impact on Surgical Success
Study Start Date : February 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : December 31, 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hysterectomy

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Laparoscopic hysterectomy
Total laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy
Procedure: Laparoscopic hysterectomy

Active Comparator: Abdominal hysterectomy
Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
Procedure: Abdominal hysterectomy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

    1) Patient-centered outcomes composite

    1. Quality of life - measured using the Short Form 12 (SF-12v2),
    2. Sexual functioning - measured using the Sexual Activity Questionnaire (SAQ)
    3. Body image - measured using the Body Image Scale (BIS)
    4. Return to normal activity -measured using the Activities Assessment Scale (AAS)
    5. Pain - measured using a 10 point likert scale
    6. Productivity - measured using a questionnaire about missed work

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cost [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Hospital charges and indirect costs of missed work/caregiving due to hysterectomy will be calculated

  2. Complications [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Intraoperative and postoperative complications including conversions, unintentional lacerations/injury to organs, hemorrhage, infection, wound complications, VTE, death, pain, neuropathy

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women undergoing hysterectomy for benign indications within 8 weeks of enrollment
  • Women >18 years of age
  • Non-emergent surgery
  • Non-pregnant

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Candidate for vaginal hysterectomy
  • Uterine size >14 weeks by clinical exam OR >300 mL by ultrasound measurement
  • History of cancer of reproductive tract
  • Requires concomitant pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery
  • Requires surgery for urinary incontinence
  • Has acute angle glaucoma
  • Has severe cardiac/respiratory disease
  • Desires supracervical hysterectomy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01793584

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United States, Texas
Parkland Hospital
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75235
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Kimberly Kho, MD, MPH University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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Responsible Party: Kinberly Kho, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Identifier: NCT01793584    
Other Study ID Numbers: STU 032012-067
First Posted: February 15, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017
Keywords provided by Kinberly Kho, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center:
Comparative effectiveness
Surgical success
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pelvic Infection
Pelvic Pain
Genital Diseases, Female
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Uterine Hemorrhage
Uterine Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Menstruation Disturbances
Adnexal Diseases