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Optimal Prophylactic Method of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kyo Young Song, The Catholic University of Korea Identifier:
First received: October 5, 2011
Last updated: February 3, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
This study is to define the optimal method of prophylaxis for patients with gastrectomy in Korea and the investigators hypothesized only mechanical method would be enough for preventing VTE on perioperative period.

Condition Intervention Phase
Venous Thromboembolism
Drug: low molecular weight heparin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Participant
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Optimal Prophylactic Method of Venous Thromboembolism for Gastrectomy in Korean Patients

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Further study details as provided by The Catholic University of Korea:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • incidence of VTE [ Time Frame: up to 30 days after operation ]
    The incidence of VTE between mechanical method only group and mechnical plus LMWH group.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse event [ Time Frame: up to 30 days after operation ]
    The adverse event such as bleeding will also be compared.

Enrollment: 682
Study Start Date: October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2017
Primary Completion Date: January 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: intermittent pneumatic compression
another arm include intermittent pneumatic compression plus low molecular weight heparin
Drug: low molecular weight heparin
40mg 12 hours before surgery and 12 hours later surgery

Detailed Description:

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is common and often fatal complication in patients with cancer.

Gastric cancer is the most frequent cancer in Korea.

The incidence of VTE would be increased in patients with gastric cancer, especially associated surgery.

However, the incidence and optimal prophylactic method associated with cancer surgery are not well studied in Asian patients.

Most Korean surgeon concerns regarding the increased postoperative bleeding associated with low molecular weight heparin(LMWH)prophylaxis.

The incidence and adverse event will be examined to define the optimal prophylactic method of VTE in surgical patients with gastric cancer.


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients diagnosed as gastric cancer
  • Elective and curative under general anesthesia
  • ECOG score 0-2
  • ASA score 3 or less than 3
  • Informed consents

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 2nd primary cancer
  • VTE history within one year
  • Anticoagulation history
  • Allergic to heparin
  • Pregnancy or expected pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01448746

Korea, Republic of
Seoul St. Mary's Hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 137701
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Catholic University of Korea
Principal Investigator: Kyo Young Song, M.D. The Catholic University of Korea
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Kyo Young Song, Associate Professor, The Catholic University of Korea Identifier: NCT01448746     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CUMC-GC2011
Study First Received: October 5, 2011
Last Updated: February 3, 2017

Keywords provided by The Catholic University of Korea:
gastric cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Venous Thromboembolism
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on April 25, 2017