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Effect of Meal on Portal and Esophagus Variceal Pressure (VIPE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00485290
Recruitment Status : Terminated (No eligible patients were found, the study stopped without including any patients)
First Posted : June 12, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 7, 2008
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The reason why esophagus varices suddenly rupture and start to bleed is unclear. Food intake increase the hepatic blood flow and the portal pressure, but it is yet unknown if there is also an increase in variceal pressure. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a meal on variceal pressure with a non invasive endoscopic measurement device, and compare it with portal pressure.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cirrhosis Esophageal Varices Behavioral: meal (food intake)

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Effect of Meal on Portal and Esophagus Variceal Pressure
Study Start Date : June 2007
Primary Completion Date : April 2008
Study Completion Date : April 2008

Arms and Interventions

Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: meal (food intake)
    600 kcal. (16% protein, 49%carbohydrate, 35% fatt)

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. effect of meal on variceal pressure [ Time Frame: 30 minutes after the meal ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Large Esophageal varices

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment with beta-blocking agents
  • Respiratory diseases that contradict endoscopy
  • Gastric-retention
  • Former gastric resection
  • Resent sclerotherapy or former banding
Contacts and Locations

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Hvidovre Hospital
Hvidovre, Denmark, 2650
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hvidovre University Hospital
Study Director: Flemming Bendtsen, MD, DMsc. Hvidovre University Hospital
More Information

Responsible Party: Lise Hobolth, MD, Hvidovre Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00485290     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-KF-2007-0050
First Posted: June 12, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 7, 2008
Last Verified: November 2007

Keywords provided by Hvidovre University Hospital:
cirrhosis, Portal Hypertension, Esophageal Varices, Meal

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Esophageal and Gastric Varices
Pathologic Processes
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hypertension, Portal
Liver Diseases