We updated the design of this site on December 18, 2017. Learn more.
ClinicalTrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov Menu

Preoperative Hyperthermia in Major Abdominal Surgery Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00876954
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 7, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 21, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Description
Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Colon Cancer Procedure: Normothermia Procedure: Hyperthermia Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:
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.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Preoperative Whole-Body Hyperthermia in Patients Undergoing Major Abdominal Cancer Surgery: A Randomized Pilot Study
Study Start Date : April 2009
Primary Completion Date : October 2010
Study Completion Date : July 2011

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Fever
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
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


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Immune Status [ Time Frame: 24 hours after surgery ]
    LPS induced TNF-alpha


Eligibility Criteria

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

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)
Contacts and Locations

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00876954


Locations
Austria
Oliver Kimberger M.D.
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
Braun Stiftung
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Oliver Kimberger, M.D. Medical University of Vienna
More Information

Responsible Party: Oliver Kimberger, Assoc.Prof.PD Dr. MSc, Medical University of Vienna
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00876954     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PreopHypertherm1
First Posted: April 7, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2016
Last Verified: January 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: on request

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fever
Body Temperature Changes
Signs and Symptoms