Condition category
Nutritional, Metabolic, Endocrine
Date applied
23/01/2006
Date assigned
07/02/2006
Last edited
06/02/2014
Prospective/Retrospective
Prospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Mr Yohanna M Takwoingi

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Otolaryngology
City Hospital
Birmingham
B18 7QH
United Kingdom
+44 (0)121 5074559

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

FNAC in thyroid lumps

Study hypothesis

Does obtaining samples by non-suction technique give similar or better results than the suction method?

Ethics approval

Local Research Ethics Committee, 27/10/2005

Study design

A single blind randomised controlled study: study allocation numbers will be concealed in opaque enevelopes and slides will be blinded to the pathologist

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Diagnostic

Patient information sheet

Condition

Multiple or single thyroid nodules

Intervention

Diseased thyoid tissue will be aspirated for cytological study using a fine bore needle

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Good quality slides for laboratory examination

2. To find the test that gives the highest yield of accurate results

Secondary outcome measures

1. All slides will be scored based on the amount of bloodstaining, cellularity and preservation of the cells

2. Patient satisfaction would be surveyed using a questionnaire

Overall trial start date

07/02/2006

Overall trial end date

31/07/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

All patients referred to the Thyroid Lump Clinic, City Hospital, Birmingham

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

280 patients

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Children under 16 years of age

2. Patients unable to give consent for the study

3. Adults in emergency situations

Recruitment start date

07/02/2006

Recruitment end date

31/07/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of Otolaryngology
Birmingham
B18 7QH
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust (UK)

Sponsor details

Research and Development
Arden House
City Hospital
Birmingham
B18 7QH
United Kingdom
+ 44 (0)121 5074091
lisa.proctor@swbh.nhs.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes