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Safety and Feasibility of Fasting While Receiving Chemotherapy

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00757094
First Posted: September 22, 2008
Last Update Posted: February 25, 2010
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Information provided by:
King Fahad Medical City
  Purpose
Fasting (refraining from eating and drinking) during the day is safe while receiving chemotherapy.

Condition
Fasting Chemotherapy Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Safety and Feasibility of Fasting While Receiving Chemotherapy

Further study details as provided by King Fahad Medical City:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety of fasting while receiving chemotherapy [ Time Frame: two months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Effect of fasting on chemotherapy side effects [ Time Frame: two months ]

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: September 2008
Study Completion Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
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Patients planning to observe fasting while receiving chemotherapy during the month of Ramadan

  Eligibility

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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
Fasting patients who are schedulled to receive chemotherapy during the month of Ramadan
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18 years
  • Established diagnosis of cancer
  • Signed informed consent
  • Adequate CBC and chemistry to receive chemotherapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00757094


Locations
Saudi Arabia
King Fahad Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 11525
Sponsors and Collaborators
King Fahad Medical City
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ali SM Al-Shanqeeti, MD King Fahad Medical City