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Clinical Trials: General Surgery

Source: Columbia University
The purpose of the General Surgery Training Outcomes Project: Evaluating the Impact of the Curriculum on General Surgery Resident Training and Evaluation is to analyze data collected as a normal course of the general surgery curriculum. The information collected is data readily available and routinely collected on all participants in the general surgery curriculum at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Campus. This information may lead to improvement in ... Read More
Last Updated: 18 Nov 2012
Source: Pfizer
This is a comparative study of the efficacy and safety of tigecycline to imipenem/cilastatin in hospitalized patients with a complicated intra-abdominal infection. Read More
Last Updated: 21 Mar 2016
Source: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
The investigators will examine the association between preoperative frailty and postoperative outcomes and resource utilization after emergency general surgery. Read More
Last Updated: 13 Jul 2016
Source: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Patients who on taking clopidogrel are randomized to either continue clopidogrel into general surgery or discontinue clopidogrel 7 days before surgery. All patients resume clopidogrel after surgery. The investigators track the development of bleeding complications that may develop within 90 days of the surgery. Patients are medically cleared to be in either arm of the study by their cardiologist and surgeon. There is currently no evidence to support for or ... Read More
Last Updated: 03 Nov 2015
Source: Outcomes Research Consortium
The investigators are conducting this study to find out if intravenous (injected through the vein) infusion of lidocaine and ketamine administered with general anesthesia is as effective as a paravertebral block in lessening pain after surgery and that both of these techniques are superior to general anesthesia alone in reducing pain immediately after surgery and in the long-term. Read More
Last Updated: 16 Mar 2010
Source: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a difference in patient outcomes with general anesthesia versus spinal anesthesia when given in addition to popliteal and adductor canal nerve blocks for foot and ankle surgery. Popliteal and adductor canal nerve blocks are injections of local anesthetic agents near nerves in the back and front of the knee going to the foot and ankle that provide numbness during and after surgery. These peripheral nerve ... Read More
Last Updated: 16 Jan 2017
Source: Baxter Healthcare Corporation
The study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of CELSTAT vs active control. Read More
Last Updated: 20 Oct 2016
Source: Nordic Pharma SAS
The purpose of this study is to describe, in real-life conditions, the factors influencing the choice of anesthesia (spinal anesthesia or short general anesthesia) in outpatient surgery. Read More
Last Updated: 16 Nov 2016
Source: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon
During non urgent surgery, general anesthesia might induce enterocyte damage. I-FABP is a performant biomarker of enterocyte damage. We aimed to study whether patient ongoing general anesthesia for non-urgent surgery have an elevation of plasma I-FABP concentration. Read More
Last Updated: 22 Jul 2014
Source: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Primary Objective: To determine whether the use of a paravertebral block in patients undergoing reconstructive surgery for breast cancer results in decreased immediate post-operative pain compared with patients having only general anesthesia. Secondary Objectives: 1. To determine whether the use of a paravertebral block in patients undergoing reconstructive surgery for breast cancer results in decreased post-operative pain in the ... Read More
Last Updated: 30 Mar 2015
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital
Bone loss may occur after bariatric (weight loss) surgery, but standard methods of measuring bone density in obese patients are potentially inaccurate. This study uses quantitative computed tomography to examine changes in bone mineral density after bariatric surgery. We are also studying mechanisms which may explain bone loss after bariatric surgery. Read More
Last Updated: 20 Sep 2015
Source: University of Calgary
Use of neuraxial agents in anesthesia for cardiac surgery is expanding. We have used combined general-spinal anesthesia for cardiac surgery for 12 years. We hypothesized that compared to general anesthesia, the combined techniques would provide comparable intraoperative hemodynamics and improved postoperative analgesia. This study subjected these techniques to a double-blind randomized trial. Read More
Last Updated: 18 Oct 2005
Source: Medical University of Warsaw
This study evaluates the incidence of cardiac arrhythmias during the perioperative period in patients undergoing open kidney cancer surgery in the lateral position. All the participants will be randomly allocated to receive general (Group G) or combined epidural/general anaesthesia (Group G/E). The anaesthetic technique is standardized. The Holter monitor will be applied at the evening before the surgery, tracing continuously for a period of 24 hours ... Read More
Last Updated: 07 Dec 2016
Source: Maastricht University Medical Center
Aim is to study if a paravertebral block as an adjunct to general anesthesia is a suitable technique for extended, one sided, breast surgery. Read More
Last Updated: 09 Jun 2014
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital
The purpose of this study is to investigate an intervention to prevent complications after pancreas surgery. The goal is to determine if placing a stent into the pancreatic duct before surgery will decrease or prevent leaking from the pancreatic duct after surgery. Leaks are common after pancreas surgery and can result in serious problems and post-operative pain. The study will compare two groups. One group will have the stent before surgery, and the other ... Read More
Last Updated: 09 Jun 2013
Source: China Medical University, China
The investigators designed a study to determine whether with combined general-transversus abdominis plane block anesthesia or standard general anaesthetic would provide same level of cytokines in patients undergoing Laparoscopic Colonic Surgery. Read More
Last Updated: 29 Jun 2015
Source: Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease
The purpose of this study is to compare results of general Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) operations under no-intubated thoracic epidural anesthesia (NTEA) versus those of a control group operated under general anesthesia with double-lumen endotracheal intubation. Read More
Last Updated: 30 Aug 2012
Source: University Hospital, Angers
The purpose of this study is to evaluate if prediction of general anaesthesia level by the Smartpilot® View device can improve the quality of anaesthesia in patients undergoing hip fracture surgery. Read More
Last Updated: 14 Jun 2016
Source: The Cleveland Clinic
The primary hypothesis is that disease-free survival is improved in patients undergoing resection for tumor thought to be stage I-III primary non-small cell lung cancer in patients with combined general-epidural anesthesia & analgesia as compared to patients receiving general anesthesia and postoperative patient-controlled opioid analgesia. Patients having surgery for resection of potentially curable lung cancer will be randomized to combined general and ... Read More
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2016
Source: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Laparoscopic technique and epidural anesthesia have been proposed to improve postoperative outcome following colorectal cancer surgery. The investigators hypothesize that the inflammatory response is attenuated by laparoscopic surgery and epidural anesthesia compared to traditional open surgery under general anesthesia. Read More
Last Updated: 20 Jul 2016
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