Effects of Malnutrition on Colon Cancer Patients With Abdominal Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: February 14, 2008
Last updated: March 10, 2011
Last verified: March 2011
The prevalence of malnutrition in patients with colorectal cancer is recorded. We want to find out, if a malnourished patient has more complications after the elective surgery.

Colon Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effects of Malnutrition on Colon Cancer Patients With Abdominal Surgery

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Complication rate [ Time Frame: during stay ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mortality [ Time Frame: during stay ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 186
Study Start Date: January 2003
Study Completion Date: January 2005
Primary Completion Date: January 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
All patients

Detailed Description:
All patients attending elective colorectal surgery are screened for malnutrition in advance. Their length of stay in the hospital and the complications are recorded.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients undergoing colorectal surgery with diagnosed malignity.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Colorectal Carcinoma
  • Elective surgery
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Survival < 4 weeks
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00622999

Aarau, Switzerland, 5001
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
Study Chair: Stefan F Mühlebach, Prof Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. med. Zeno Sanga, Inselspital Bern
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00622999     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Malnutr_Colon_CH_2007  Study ID: 2000/049 
Study First Received: February 14, 2008
Last Updated: March 10, 2011
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

Keywords provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:
Colon cancer
Colon surgery
Complication rate

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 05, 2016