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Effects of Malnutrition on Colon Cancer Patients With Abdominal Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne 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.

Malnutrition 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 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mortality [ Time Frame: during stay ]

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   (Adult, Senior)
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: 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 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

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 processed this record on September 20, 2017