Effects of Malnutrition on Colon Cancer Patients With Abdominal Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 25, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 11, 2011
Information provided by:
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease
Malnutrition Colon Cancer

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.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 186 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effects of Malnutrition on Colon Cancer Patients With Abdominal Surgery
Study Start Date : January 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Malnutrition

All patients

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Complication rate [ Time Frame: during stay ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mortality [ Time Frame: during stay ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 identifier (NCT number): NCT00622999

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

Responsible Party: Dr. med. Zeno Sanga, Inselspital Bern Identifier: NCT00622999     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Malnutr_Colon_CH_2007
Study ID: 2000/049
First Posted: February 25, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 11, 2011
Last Verified: March 2011

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colonic Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Nutrition Disorders