The Effect of Oxytocin on Gastric Emptying

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 29, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 7, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bodil Ohlsson, Skane University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The investigators have seen that oxytocin lowers satiety in healthy subjects. Patients with dyspepsia suffers from decreased accommodation and increased satiety postprandially. The investigators now want to examine whether oxytocin may diminish symptoms in these patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dyspepsia Lack of Satiety Drug: oxytocin Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Patients will come twice for a slow satiety drinking test. Once they will get saline infusion and once oxytocin 40 mU/min. At the same time they register satiety on a VAS scale.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 14 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Oxytocin on Satiety in Patients With Dyspepsia
Study Start Date : May 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Indigestion
Drug Information available for: Oxytocin

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: oxytocin, satiety
Oxytocin is given as infusion to examine if this decreases satiety compared to saline during a drinking test
Drug: oxytocin
40mU/min as infusion of oxytocin
Other Name: syntocinon

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Satiety [ Time Frame: 2 h ]
    The investigator want to examine whether oxytocin leads to lower satiety scores after intake of the same volume of nutrient

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. To see if oxytocin lowers satiety [ Time Frame: 2h ]
    To perform a drinking satiety test twice. Once with oxytocin and once with saline. Then examine whether oxytocin decreases satiety compared to saline

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Dyspepsia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 65 years
  • Cardiac disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01152047

Skåne University Hospital
Malmö, Sweden, 205 02
Sponsors and Collaborators
Skane University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Bodil Ohlsson, professor Divsion of Internal Medicine

Responsible Party: Bodil Ohlsson, Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Internal Medicine, Skane University Hospital Identifier: NCT01152047     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009/502
2009/502 ( Other Identifier: Regional Ethical Review Board )
First Posted: June 29, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015

Keywords provided by Bodil Ohlsson, Skane University Hospital:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs