Battery Powered Drill versus Conventional Methods in Comparing Quality of Bone Marrow Biopsy, Convenience, and Pain Control in Patients with Plasma Cell Disorders
Plasma cell neoplasm
0 Years and older, Male and Female
This randomized clinical trial studies how well battery powered drill versus conventional methods work in comparing quality of bone marrow biopsy, convenience, and pain control in patients with plasma cell disorders. Bone marrow biopsy using battery powered drill versus conventional methods may help to compare the quality of sample obtained and evaluate the resulting pain.
I. Assessing the quality and quantity of bone marrow core biopsies.
I. Assessing the nature of pain by established visual analogue scale (VAS) questionnaires.
II. Timing of the actual procedure.
OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 arms.
ARM I: Patients undergo bone marrow biopsy using the power drill.
ARM II: Patients undergo bone marrow biopsy using the traditional Jamshidi needle.
All patients complete questionnaires at baseline, 30 minutes after biopsy, and on days 1, 3, and 7.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up periodically.
- All patients with existing plasma cell disorders and no history of psychiatric disorders and can receive conscious sedation are eligible to participate in the trial
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