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Parenteral Nutrition Support for Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: June 12, 2009
Last Update Posted: June 12, 2009
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Fresenius AG
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The purpose of this study is to determine whether the additional nutrition support is improving the nutritional status of patients suffering cancer caxechia or not.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cancer Cachexia Pancreatic Cancer Dietary Supplement: parenteral nutrition Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Parenteral Nutrition Support for Patients With Pancreatic Cancer. A Phase II Study.

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Further study details as provided by CONKO-Studiengruppe:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • nutritional status presented by phase angle [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • quantity of port infections, quantity of oedema, quantity of diarrhea [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 32
Study Start Date: January 2002
Study Completion Date: May 2004
Primary Completion Date: January 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: parenteral nutrition
25kcal/kg/bw /day via parenteral support
Dietary Supplement: parenteral nutrition
25kcal/kg bw with parenteral nutrition
Other Name: no specific brand name

Detailed Description:
To examine the impact of additional parenteral nutrition (APN) we prospective evaluated 32 pts suffering APC and progressive cachexia. This assay is based on a bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) as a proven tool for nutritional investigation in patients with chronic disease. Phase angle, determined by BIA, has been found to be a prognostic indicator in several chronic and malignant conditions, such as HIV, liver cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease lung cancer and pancreatic cancer.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • histological proved pancreatic cancer
  • progressive cancer cachexia
  • refractive to enteral supplementation
  • informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • prefinal status
  • septic disease
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00919659

Universitätsmedizin Berlin - Charité
Berlin, Germany, 13353
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fresenius AG
Principal Investigator: helmut oettle, MD CONKO-Studiengruppe
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Helmut Oettle MD, Universitätsmedizin Berlin - Charité
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00919659     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C25.0
First Submitted: June 9, 2009
First Posted: June 12, 2009
Last Update Posted: June 12, 2009
Last Verified: June 2009

Keywords provided by CONKO-Studiengruppe:
parenteral nutrition
cancer cachexia
pancreatic cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Wasting Syndrome
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Weight Loss
Body Weight Changes
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Metabolic Diseases
Nutrition Disorders