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Benefit of Roux-en-Y (R-Y) Reconstruction After Pancreaticoduodenectomy

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2009 by Kochi University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Kochi University Identifier:
First received: May 19, 2009
Last updated: July 22, 2009
Last verified: July 2009
One of the most common complications of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is delayed gastric emptying (DGE), otherwise known as "gastroparesis," which is not fatal but results in prolonged hospital stay and increased hospital costs. Delayed gastric emptying is defined as nasogastric decompression after postoperative day (POD) 10 or a failure to tolerate a regular diet after POD 14. The incidence of DGE has been reported to range from 5% to 72%.

Condition Intervention
Pancreatic Cancer Procedure: R-Y reconstruction

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Benefit of R-Y Reconstruction After Pancreaticoduodenectomy

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Further study details as provided by Kochi University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • the incidence of DGE [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • the incidence of other complication associated with reconstruction [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: April 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: R-Y reconstruction
the reconstruction was performed by R-Y anastomosis
Procedure: R-Y reconstruction
The reconstruction was performed by R-Y anastomosis.
Other Name: the cutting R-Y anastmosis
No Intervention: conventional reconstruction
the anastomosis was performed by B-II

Detailed Description:
We hypothesized that the hand-sewn, two-layered, or continuous suture, could induce anastomotic edema to indeed the afferent peristalsis, which is one of the causes of DGE.

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • These patients were to undergo elective pancreatic head resection for the treatment of periampullary mass

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A body weight loss greater than 10% during the six months prior to surgery
  • The presence of distant metastases
  • Seriously impaired function of vital organs due to respiratory, renal or heart disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00906802

Contact: Takehiro Okabayashi, MD, PhD 81-88-880-2370
Contact: Kazuhiro Hanazaki, Prof 81-88-880-2370

Kochi Medical School Recruiting
Nankoku, Kochi, Japan, 783-8505
Contact: Takehiro Okabayashi, MD, PhD    81-88-880-2370   
Contact: Kazuhiro Hanazaki, Prof    81-88-880-2370   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kochi University
Study Chair: Kazuhiro Hanazaki, Prof Kochi University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Kochi Medical School, Kochi University Identifier: NCT00906802     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RPD Study
Study First Received: May 19, 2009
Last Updated: July 22, 2009

Keywords provided by Kochi University:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases processed this record on August 17, 2017