Maywood, Illinois 60153


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a difference in pain perception by participants when the assistant port size varies by 50% (8 mm to 12 mm).


Study summary:

Minimally invasive approaches trade a single longer incision for 4-5 smaller incisions that allow abdominal access and abdominal insufflation through "ports". The increase in operative times is mostly due to the need to pass suture, needles, cameras and instruments through the abdominal ports. While, it is intuitive that smaller abdominal ports will result in less pain at the incision site, the port size is also limited by instrument size and the size of the needle. When ports are smaller, it can take a little more time for a needle or instrument to be passed into the port. There is a paucity of research comparing different port sizes as they relate to participate pain and operative time especially in a randomized controlled trial setting. The investigators goal would be to determine if there is a difference in pain perception by patients when the assistant port size varies by 50% (8 mm to 12 mm).


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - laparoscopic surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. - proficiency in English . Exclusion Criteria: - Not proficiency in English - Previous participation/randomization in the study at a previous visit - Pregnant women cannot participate - History of abdominal wall pain - Chronic pain patients


NCT ID:

NCT02521987


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Elizabeth R Mueller, MD
Loyola University Health System

Mary J Tulke, RN
Phone: 7082162067
Email: mtulke@luc.edu


Backup Contact:

Email: emuelle@lumc.edu
Elizabeth R Mueller, MD
Phone: 70821660342


Location Contact:

Maywood, Illinois 60153
United States

Elizabeth Mueller, MD
Phone: 708-216-0342
Email: emuelle@lumc.edu

Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 20, 2017

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