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Effects of Preoperative Immunonutrition in Patients Undergoing Hepatectomy

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2014 by Katsunori Furukawa, Chiba University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 8, 2010
Last Update Posted : January 29, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Katsunori Furukawa, Chiba University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether preoperative immunonutrition is effective on infectious complication and Th1/Th2 differentiation in patients with major hepatectomy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bile Duct Cancer Dietary Supplement: Oral IMPACT Phase 4

Detailed Description:

The investigators reported that preoperative immunonutrition improve the incidence of postoperative infectious complication in patients after hepatectomy, and modulation of Th1/Th2 differentiation may play important roles in this effect.

Object of this study is to investigate the effects of preoperative immunonutrition on incidence of postoperative infectious complication, and Th1/Th2 balance after hepatectomy.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effects of Preoperative Immunonutrition on Infectious Complication and Th1/Th2 Differentiation in Patients Undergoing Hepatectomy
Study Start Date : May 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: group A
preoperative immunonutrition
Dietary Supplement: Oral IMPACT
oral supplement for 5 days(1L/day) before surgery of a formula enriched with arginine, omega-3 fatty acids, and RNA
Other Name: Oral IMPACT; Ajinomoto Pharma Co., Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
No Intervention: group B
ordinary diet

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. postoperative infectious complication [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. plasma IL-6, CRP, Th1/Th2 balance [ Time Frame: 14 days ]

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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:

  • hepatectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age younger than 18 years
  • ongoing infection
  • gastrointestinal obstruction
  • respiratory dysfunction
  • cardiac dysfunction
  • hepatic dysfunction
  • renal failure
  • history of recent immunosuppressive or immunological disease
  • preoperative evidence of widespread metastatic disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01256047

Contact: Katsunori Furukawa, MD +81-43-222-7171 ext 72235
Contact: Toshiaki Aida, MD +81-43-222-7171 ext 72236

Chiba University Recruiting
Chiba, Japan, 260-8677
Contact: Katsunori Furukawa, MD    +81-43-222-7171 ext 72235   
Contact: Toshiaki Aida, MD    +81-43-222-7171 ext 72236   
Principal Investigator: Katsunori Furukawa, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chiba University
Study Director: Katsunori Furukawa, MD Chiba University

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Katsunori Furukawa, MD, PhD, Chiba University Identifier: NCT01256047     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: furukawa2009-2
First Posted: December 8, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 29, 2014
Last Verified: January 2014

Keywords provided by Katsunori Furukawa, Chiba University:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bile Duct Neoplasms
Biliary Tract Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Bile Duct Diseases
Biliary Tract Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type