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Randomized Controlled Trial of Bipolar Versus Ultrasonic Hemostasis Techniques in Thyroidectomy


N/A
18 Years
N/A
Not Enrolling
Both
Head and Neck Cancer

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Trial Information

Randomized Controlled Trial of Bipolar Versus Ultrasonic Hemostasis Techniques in Thyroidectomy


PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well bipolar energy sealing system and
ultrasonic coagulation for hemostasis during thyroidectomy reduce blood loss and
hypocalcemia, as well as which device is the most cost-effective approach for thyroidectomy.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Patients requiring thyroidectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients unwilling or unable to provide informed consent

- Age less than 18 years old

- Reoperative case

- Patients who use pacemakers

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Blood loss and hypocalcemia

Outcome Time Frame:

one week

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Electron Kebebew, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of California, San Francisco

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

Harmonic

NCT ID:

NCT00524966

Start Date:

August 2007

Completion Date:

August 2009

Related Keywords:

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms

Name

Location

UCSF Comprehensive Cancer CenterSan Francisco, California  94115