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Perioperative Nutrition in Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Surgery

This study has been terminated.
(Insufficient recruitment over time.)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: November 20, 2007
Last Update Posted: September 5, 2013
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dan Azagury, University Hospital, Geneva
The aim of this study is to demonstrate the influence of peri-operative nutrition on the post-operative complications, preservation of lean body mass and length of stay after gastrectomy or oesophagectomy.

Condition Intervention
Stomach Neoplasms Esophageal Neoplasms Dietary Supplement: Impact Dietary Supplement: Glucose load

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Perioperative Nutrition in Upper GI Cancer Surgery (Oesophagectomy or Gastrectomy)

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Further study details as provided by Dan Azagury, University Hospital, Geneva:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of post-operative complications [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
  • Length of stay [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Body composition [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 43
Study Start Date: November 2007
Study Completion Date: September 2012
Primary Completion Date: September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Nutrition
Pre-operative immunonutritrion, pre-operative glucose load, post-operative early immunonutrition
Dietary Supplement: Impact
Preoperative 5 day oral Impact and early post-operative enteral Impact
Dietary Supplement: Glucose load
Pre-operative glucose load: 800 ml of PreOp (Nutricia) 12 h before surgery; 400 ml of PreOp (Nutricia) 2 hours before surgery
Other Name: PreOp Nutricia
No Intervention: Control
No immunonutrition, no glucose load, no early enteral immunonutrition


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Surgery for Upper GI cancer
  • Age over 18
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Major swallowing disorders
  • Dementia or other psychological state precluding compliance and understanding of research protocol
  • Pre-existing enteral or parenteral nutrition
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00560846

Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève
Geneva, Switzerland, 1204
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dan Azagury
Principal Investigator: Dan E Azagury, MD Geneva University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dan Azagury, Medecin adjoint du chef de service, University Hospital, Geneva
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00560846     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CER: 07-123
First Submitted: November 19, 2007
First Posted: November 20, 2007
Last Update Posted: September 5, 2013
Last Verified: September 2013

Keywords provided by Dan Azagury, University Hospital, Geneva:
Gastric cancer
Esophageal cancer
Surgical complications

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stomach Neoplasms
Esophageal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Stomach Diseases
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Esophageal Diseases