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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Hospital Admission Duration, Postoperative Hematoma Formation or Wound Sepsis
and you are
between 18 and 79
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

Thyroidectomy is one of the most commonly performed operations in general surgery. Available data seem to suggest an association between no-drain usage and a shorter duration of hospital stay. Seung et al found that the (following thyroidectomy) time to discharge after thyroidectomy was significantly shorter in the no drain group compared to the drain group. Similar results were recorded in a study conducted by Davari et al. Hyoung et al reported the incidence of hematoma formation post- thyroidectomy to be varying between 0.3%-4.3%. Tahsin et al reported that post-thyroidectomy bleeding is as rare as 0.3%-1.0%. The fear of an hematoma enlarging and obstructing the airway and causing difficulty in breathing, prompts many surgeons to use drains routinely after any type of thyroid surgery. The main reason is to drain off a possible postoperative hemorrhage, which may compress the airway and produce respiratory fail

Provided treatments

  • Procedure: drain was inserted after thyroid surgery

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01729741. The sponsor of the trial is Makerere University and it is looking for 68 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Drain or no Drain After Thyroid Surgery: a Randomized Clinical Trial at Mulago Hospital