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Inflammatory Response in Laparoscopic and Open Colectomy

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: July 21, 2009
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2009
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University of Ioannina
Information provided by:
G. Hatzikosta General Hospital
This study is designed to measure and compare the inflammatory response in laparoscopic and open colon cancer surgery

Condition Intervention Phase
Colorectal Cancer Procedure: Laparoscopic colectomy Procedure: Open colectomy Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Contribution to the Study of Inflammatory Response in Laparoscopic vs Open Colon Cancer Surgery

Further study details as provided by G. Hatzikosta General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Inflammatory reaction of the patients organism in laparoscopic vs open colorectal surgery for cancer [ Time Frame: preoperative, intraoperative, 6h postop, 24h postop ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Laparoscopic Surgery group
Group of patients that are operated with laparoscopic approach
Procedure: Laparoscopic colectomy
Laparoscopic colectomy. Epidural anaesthesia used
Active Comparator: Open surgery Group
Group of patients operated with open approach
Procedure: Open colectomy
Open colectomy. Epidural anaesthesia used


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • colorectal cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • metastases
  • stage 4 colorectal cancer
  • recurrent disease
  • chronic diseases
  • obvious inflammatory condition
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00942461

G Hatzikosta General Hospital
Ioannina, Greece, 45001
Sponsors and Collaborators
G. Hatzikosta General Hospital
University of Ioannina
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Konstantinos E. Tsimogiannis, MD, G. Hatzikosta General Hospital, Ioannina, Greece
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00942461     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GH-1948-04
First Submitted: July 20, 2009
First Posted: July 21, 2009
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009

Keywords provided by G. Hatzikosta General Hospital:
Inflammatory Cytokines
No metastases
No other obvious inflammation
No chronic diseases

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases