Application of the ICE-T Postoperative Multimodal Pain Regimen to Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

2019-10-29 14:36:47 | BioPortfolio


This is a randomized controlled trial evaluating whether application of ice packs to the surgical site after laparoscopic hysterectomy reduces need for narcotic medications.


Patients who undergo laparoscopic hysterectomy and whose to participate in the study will be randomized to either receive the standard post-surgical analgesic protocol (control group) or the standard post-surgical analgesic protocol plus surgical site ice packs. Usage of narcotic analgesics for breakthrough pain will be monitored and compared between cohorts. All care received by test subjects will be standard of care, with the only difference being the use of ice packs.

Study Design


Pain, Postoperative


Ice pack


Not yet recruiting


Mercy Research

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-29T14:36:47-0400

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