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Closure of the Appendix Stump in Laparoscopic Appendectomy

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: NCT03930667
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 29, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 30, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Orhan Üreyen, Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital

Brief Summary:
Aimed to the study evaluate the superiority of intracorporal sutures and Hem-o-lok clips in terms of efficiency.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Appendicitis, Surgery Procedure: clips Procedure: knotting Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Performed laparoscopic surgery for acute appendicitis. Appendiceal stump was closed by Hem-o-lok clips (Group I) and intracorporal knotting (Group II) in a randomize manner. Groups were compared for cost effectiveness.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 41 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Hem-o-lok Clips Versus ıntracorporeal Knotting for Closure of the Appendix Stump in Laparoscopic Appendectomy: Prospective Randomized Study
Actual Study Start Date : March 25, 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 1, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : December 31, 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Appendicitis

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: clips
Closure of the appendix stump with hem-o-lok clips
Procedure: clips
Experimental: knotting
Closure of the appendix stump with intracorporal knotting.
Procedure: knotting

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. cost effectiveness [ Time Frame: 4 years ]
    cost of treatment from surgery to discharge

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of acute appendicitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • under 18 years of age
  • other patology in addition to appendiceal pathology

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03930667

Sponsors and Collaborators
Orhan Üreyen
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Principal Investigator: Orhan Ureyen Health Sciences University, İzmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, General Surgery Department, Izmir
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Responsible Party: Orhan Üreyen, Clinical expert in General Surgery,Principal Investigator, Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital Identifier: NCT03930667    
Other Study ID Numbers: 24.03.2015-no:3
First Posted: April 29, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 30, 2019
Last Verified: April 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Supporting Materials: Study Protocol
Time Frame: 2015-2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Orhan Üreyen, Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital:
Appendicitis; Laparoscopic Surgery; Cost Effectiveness
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Intraabdominal Infections
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Cecal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases