Preoperative Hyperthermia in Major Abdominal Surgery Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2010 by Medical University of Vienna.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Braun Stiftung
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First received: April 6, 2009
Last updated: July 27, 2010
Last verified: July 2010
The investigators hypothesize that preoperative hyperthermia improves postoperative complications and compare a placebo group with standard thermoregulatory management (normothermia) to a treatment group receiving 2,5 hours of hyperthermia (38.5-39.5 °C core temperature) in a randomized, single blinded, controlled trial.

Condition Intervention Phase
Major Abdominal Surgery
Procedure: Normothermia
Procedure: Hyperthermia
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Preoperative Whole-Body Hyperthermia in Patients Undergoing Major Abdominal Cancer Surgery: A Randomized Pilot Study

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Further study details as provided by Medical University of Vienna:

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: April 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Warming without increase in core temperature
Procedure: Normothermia
Warming without increase in core temperature
Active Comparator: Hyperthermia
Hyperthermia for 2,5 hours (39 °C core temperature)
Procedure: Hyperthermia
Core hyperthermia (39 °C) for 2,5 hours


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female patients, age 18 - 75
  • Open abdominal, curative cancer surgery > 2 h

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic cortisone treatment
  • Ongoing chemotherapy
  • Acute infections, septic surgery
  • Palliative surgery (e.g. debulking only)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00876954

Contact: Oliver Kimberger, M.D. +4340400 ext 4107

Oliver Kimberger M.D. Recruiting
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Contact: Oliver Kimberger, M.D.    +4340400 ext 4107   
Principal Investigator: Oliver Kimberger, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
Braun Stiftung
Principal Investigator: Oliver Kimberger, M.D. Medical University of Vienna
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Oliver Kimberger, M.D., Medical University of Vienna, Department of Anesthesiology Identifier: NCT00876954     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PreopHypertherm1
Study First Received: April 6, 2009
Last Updated: July 27, 2010
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices processed this record on November 27, 2015