Are Sutures Required in Total Abdominal Hysterectomy? A Randomised Control Trial
The Hypothesis of this study is that performing total abdominal hysterectomy using the newer electrocoagulation forceps, specifically, the gyrus open seal forceps, curved, compared to the traditional clamp & suture technique will result in reduction of operating time, intra-operative blood loss, post-operative pain.
Patients booked for total abdominal hysterectomy in Southern Health will be offered participation in the trial, and randomised to two groups: one group undergoing the procedure with the gyrus forceps & the other group with the traditional clamp & suture method. Each patient will receive detailed information regarding the study both in document form as well as verbally by the Gynaecology doctors in the pre-admission clinic prior to obtaining consent.
The researcher will collect relevant data including age of patient, medical & surgical history and data relating to both the primary & secondary outcome measures, which include length of operation, intra-operative blood loss,post-operative pain measures as well as length of hospital stay & cost.
A qualified statistician will perform power calculations and analyse the data collected, looking at the outcome measures mentioned above.
Electrical surgery has been used extensively in surgery, especially in laparoscopic surgery, and the use of these newer electrocoagulation forceps that can simultaneously haemostatically seal & cut tissue is again well established in laparoscopic surgery but only more recently introduced to open surgical procedures. To date, except for 1 pilot study, there are no randomised control trials that confirm the proposed benefits of these newer device in abdominal hysterectomy.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
Performing abdominal hysterectomy using gyrus electrocoagulation forceps
Monash Medical Centre(Moorabin)
Not yet recruiting
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00484835
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A protrusion of abdominal structures through the retaining ABDOMINAL WALL. It involves two parts: an opening in the abdominal wall, and a hernia sac consisting of PERITONEUM and abdominal contents. Abdominal hernias include groin hernia (HERNIA, FEMORAL; HERNIA, INGUINAL) and VENTRAL HERNIA.
A childhood counterpart of abdominal or extra-abdominal desmoid tumors, characterized by firm subcutaneous nodules that grow rapidly in any part of the body but do not metastasize. The adult form of abdominal fibromatosis is FIBROMATOSIS, ABDOMINAL. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Fatty tissue in the region of the ABDOMEN. It includes the ABDOMINAL SUBCUTANEOUS FAT and the INTRA-ABDOMINAL FAT.
Excision of the uterus.
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