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Interventions to Decrease the Impact of Post-OPerative Ileus After Liver Transplant or Resection Surgery

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01156129
First Posted: July 2, 2010
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Laurel Salonen, University of Nebraska
  Purpose
This is a randomized controlled trial to assess ways to address post-operative ileus (POI) in adult patients on the liver transplant service undergoing either liver transplant or resection surgery. Patient who speak and understand English will be randomized into one of three groups including a.)control group receiving standard therapy for post-operative ileus, b.)group receiving standard therapy and acupressure bracelets, and c.)group receiving standard therapy and sugar free gum four times daily.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ileus Drug: stool softener Device: Arm B: Acupressure bracelet Dietary Supplement: sugar free gum Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Interventions to Decrease the Impact of Post-Operative Ileus After Liver Transplant or Resection Surgery

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Laurel Salonen, University of Nebraska:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Timing of first post operative bowel movement [ Time Frame: Days post operative ]
    First bowel movement


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Length of hospital stay [ Time Frame: Time from admission to discharge post surgery ]
    Length of stay


Estimated Enrollment: 100
Actual Study Start Date: September 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Arm A: Standard therapy (use of medications)
stool softener
Drug: stool softener
ducosate sodium, Milk of Magnesia, dulcolax
Experimental: Arm B: Acupressure bracelets
device - Biobands
Device: Arm B: Acupressure bracelet
Bioband
Other Name: Bioband
Experimental: Arm C
Sugar free gum
Dietary Supplement: sugar free gum
Orbit

Detailed Description:

Any patient undergoing liver transplant or resection surgery will be asked to participate in the study and assigned to a control or investigational group. Pertinent information will be collected from the medical record including gender, age in years, diagnosis, type of surgery, length of stay, medications used for pain or nausea, and first bowel movement. The subjects will also be asked to keep a journal of their bowel habits, signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal distress/post-operative ileus, use of medications, first bowel movement, satisfaction with bowel management and any additional comments.

Aims of the study are to determine the effectiveness of the three arms of this trial for the resolution of POI as noted by first post-operative bowel movement; to determine if there is a difference in the length of stay based on the interventions; and to determine if there is a difference in patient satisfaction based on the intervention.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients 19 years or older who speak and read English and have had a liver transplant or liver resection surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients less than 19 years of age having liver transplant or liver resection surgery
  • Non-English speaking
  • Pregnancy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01156129


Locations
United States, Nebraska
The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68198-3285
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nebraska
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Laurel Williams, MSN,RN University of Nebraska
  More Information

Responsible Party: Laurel Salonen, Principal Investigator, University of Nebraska
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01156129     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 228-10
First Submitted: June 30, 2010
First Posted: July 2, 2010
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017

Keywords provided by Laurel Salonen, University of Nebraska:
liver transplant
liver resection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ileus
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Bismuth subsalicylate
Antidiarrheals
Gastrointestinal Agents