The Effect of Oxytocin on Gastric Emptying

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2010 by Skane University Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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First received: June 23, 2010
Last updated: June 28, 2010
Last verified: June 2010

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 Intervention
Drug: oxytocin

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Oxytocin on Satiety in Patients With Dyspepsia

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Further study details as provided by Skane University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Satiety [ Time Frame: 2 h ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The investigator want to examine whether oxytocin leads to lower satiety scores after intake of the same volume of nutrient

  • To see if oxytocin lowers satiety [ Time Frame: 2h ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To perform a drinking satiety test twice. Once with oxytocin and once with saline. Then examine whether oxytocin decreases satiety compared to saline

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: May 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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

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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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: NCT01152047

Skåne University Hospital Recruiting
Malmö, Sweden, 205 02
Contact: bodil ohlsson, MD, PhD    +46+40332323   
Principal Investigator: Bodil Ohlsson, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Skane University Hospital
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Bodil Ohlsson, MD, PhD, Department of Clinical Sciences Identifier: NCT01152047     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009/502, 2009/502
Study First Received: June 23, 2010
Last Updated: June 28, 2010
Health Authority: Sweden: Regional Ethical Review Board

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Reproductive Control Agents
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on March 30, 2015