Phone Call for Postoperative Complications

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Postoperative Complications
Phone Call - Other
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Postoperative Complications

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a phone call intervention may help improve outcomes for colorectal surgery patients.

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Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

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Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Phone Call will improve 1 primary outcome and 1 secondary outcome in patients with Postoperative Complications. Measurement will happen over the course of 3 days.

3 days
Post-Operative Phone Call (assess readmission rates)
30 days
Post Discharge Survey (assess patient satisfaction)

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

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Side Effects for

Treatment Arm 2 (Intravenous Hydromorphone)
Headache
8%
Fatigue
5%
Nausea
3%
This histogram enumerates side effects from a completed 2020 Phase 4 trial (NCT02459964) in the Treatment Arm 2 (Intravenous Hydromorphone) ARM group. Side effects include: Headache with 8%, Fatigue with 5%, Nausea with 3%.

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control
Phone Call

This trial requires 480 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Phone Call is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Phone Call
Other
The experimental group will receive a phone call intervention 3 days post-op. During this phone call, the patient will be asked questions using a study questionnaire based on the most frequent indications for readmission post colorectal surgery. Based on the responses, patients will be advised to maintain the scheduled appointment, visit the clinic within 48 hours, or go to the Emergency Department immediately.
ControlNo treatment in the control group

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 30 days
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly 30 days for reporting.

Closest Location

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center - Columbus, OH

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 2 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

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People who are 18 years or older are considered adults in the eyes of the law. show original
between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015 were more likely to experience complications if they were black show original

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What are common treatments for postoperative complications?

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Postoperative complications range widely, depending not only on the type and severity of the condition at the time of its onset but also on the number of people affected. Some of the more common treatments are summarized in the table below in order of decreasing frequency of occurrence. See the table links section of the article (References)\n\n- Patient profile: "What common treatments are available after shoulder surgery (for acute trauma care, shoulder surgery, shoulder replacement)?""

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How many people get postoperative complications a year in the United States?

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A considerable number of adverse outcomes are reported after surgery in the United States. Future health policies and quality measures should be encouraged to improve outcomes.

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Can postoperative complications be cured?

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In the last 10 years, one of several major surgeries, such as mastectomies, has had a complication rate around 20%. In addition, the rates of some of these complications were found to be more than twice that of other surgeries. Therefore, one can imagine that if only 70% of these surgeries were successful, then the postoperative complication rates could exceed 90%. So, with current treatment strategies, these surgeries should be given the highest priority, especially when considering their costs.

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What causes postoperative complications?

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Despite improvements in surgical technique, the incidence of postoperative complications remains high. In addition, there is a significant number of unplanned readmissions over a short period of time.

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What is postoperative complications?

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Results from a recent clinical trial of the present study showed that the incidence of postoperative complications after total knee arthroplasty was relatively lowered in the case of use of an extracorporeal shock wave knee replacement system compared to conventional total knee arthroplasty.

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What are the signs of postoperative complications?

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Patients who have postoperative complications develop a fever.\n\n- Pus formation. Patients who have postoperative infections develop pain in the same places they had the operations. This can be difficult to the point of being virtually impossible to relieve. The pain usually occurs if the surgical wound is broken. It is best described as having a feeling of burning or stabbing pain. Pus can come in different ways, either as oozing or a foul-smelling black liquid.\n- Bleeding. In most cases bleeding can be controlled by applying a dressing with pressure. In rare cases there can be excessive bleeding and if left untreated the patient can need to be given a blood transfusion.

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Who should consider clinical trials for postoperative complications?

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Data from a recent study shows that it is important to disclose clinical trial protocols to doctors when they are being considered as surgeons for patients with severe complications or prior complications.

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Does postoperative complications run in families?

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Findings from a recent study suggests that there is evidence of clustering of occurrence of some postoperative complications in families, although the underlying mechanisms and specific genetic, physiologic, or environmental factors involved are yet unknown. The implication for clinical care is that this can influence the choice and timing of surgery for these patients.

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What is the primary cause of postoperative complications?

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P-OPCs appear to be related to the surgical technique and perioperative management and differ from the complication of other surgeries. Anesthesiologists have a responsibility for the prevention of P-OPCs.

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What is the average age someone gets postoperative complications?

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There is no reliable statistical information on the average age a patient gets to experience postoperative complications, however it is known that the risk of complications increases with older age and that those with no comorbidities who are not smokers tend to have more complications that are transient and temporary compared to smokers with multiple comorbidities. There was about a 1% decrease in the risk of complications for smokers with two or more comorbidities compared to smokers with no comorbidities and this could account for the higher lifetime risk of postoperative complications for people who smoke. There was an additional decrease of 1% in the risk of complications for females when compared to the risk for males and there was a 1.

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating postoperative complications?

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[The occurrence of postoperative complications are very common in gynecological oncology. There are many factors, including the treatment methods, which affect the outcome of treatment.

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Does phone call improve quality of life for those with postoperative complications?

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The patient-directed call significantly improved the quality of life of patients with postoperative complications. The time-efficient telephoneline system allows this service to be extended to a wide range of patients.

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