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Fast Track in Open Colonic Surgery - A Multicentric Randomized Controlled Trial

This study has been terminated.
(interim analysis)
University of Zurich
Kantonsspital Olten
Kantonsspital Winterthur KSW
Spital Uster
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University of Lausanne Hospitals Identifier:
First received: November 9, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2007
History: No changes posted
To investigate the real value of a fast track protocol compared to a standard care protocol regarding postoperative complications and hospital stay in a multicentric setting in an intention to treat fashion.

Condition Intervention
Elective Colectomie
Median Laparotomie
Procedure: Standard Care
Procedure: Fast Track care

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Fast Track in Open Colonic Surgery - A Multicentric Randomized Controlled Trial

Further study details as provided by University of Lausanne Hospitals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • complications until 30 days after surgery according to the zurich classification [ Time Frame: 30 days postoperative ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • hospital stay, adherence to Fast track protocol [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: November 2004
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Arms Assigned Interventions
Standard Care
Procedure: Standard Care
standard fluid regime, delayed feeding
Fast Track Care
Procedure: Fast Track care
restrictive fluid regime, early oral feeding, enforced mobilisation

Detailed Description:
Our fast track protocol contains the four major components perioperative fluid restriction, epidural analgesia, early oral feeding and enforced mobilisation

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients admitted for open colonic surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no primary anastomosis and/or stoma rectum resection emergency situation patients not speaking german immobile patients
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00556790

Kantonsspital Olten
Olten, Switzerland, 4600
Spital Uster
Uster, Switzerland, 8610
Kantonsspital Winterthur
Winterthur, Switzerland, 8401
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Lausanne Hospitals
University of Zurich
Kantonsspital Olten
Kantonsspital Winterthur KSW
Spital Uster
Principal Investigator: Sven Muller, MD University of Zurich
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00556790     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 263/2003 USZ 
Study First Received: November 9, 2007
Last Updated: November 9, 2007
Health Authority: Switzerland: Swissmedic processed this record on October 27, 2016