General and Thoracic Surgery Prospective Clinical Trials
General and Thoracic Surgery Prospective Clinical Trials

Following are the prospective, randomized trials being conducted by the Center for Prospective Trials within the Department of Surgery at Children's Mercy Kansas City.

All of the studies being conducted investigate variables that do not allow the patient's course to vary from normal daily practice. Below are lists of completed prospective studies and studies that are currently in progress.

Completed Prospective Studies

Irrigation Versus No Irrigation for Children with Perforated Appendicitis

Ultrasound versus Landmark Guided Central Venous Access

Single Incision versus Standard Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Single Incision versus Standard Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Non-Perforated Appendicitis

Prospective Randomized Trial: Pain Management Strategy after Pectus Excavatum Repair

Prospective Evaluation of Attenuated Blunt Solid Organ Injury in Children

Early versus Delayed Operation for Perforated Appendicitis with Abscess: A Pilot Study

Intravenous versus Intravenous/Oral Antibiotics for Perforated Appendicitis

Laparoscopic vs. Open Pyloromyotomy for Pyloric Stenosis : Completed Prospective Studies

Prospective Randomized Trial Evaluating the Utility of Esophageal Mobilization During Laparoscopic Fundoplication (APSA Presentation, 2010)

Prospective Randomized Evaluation of Antibiotic Regimens Following Appendectomy for Perforated Appendicitis

Thoracoscopy versus Fibrinolysis in Children with Empyema

Prospective Studies in Progress

Drainage of Abdominal Abscesses With or Without Instillation of Fibrinolytic Agents

One Versus Two Stage Laparoscopic Orchiopexy for an Intra-abdominal Testis

Prospective Evaluation of Blunt Renal Injury in Children

Prospective Randomized Trial Evaluating the Utility of Esophageal Stitches During Laparoscopic Fundoplication

Single Incision versus Standard Laparoscopic Splenectomy

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