Microbiological Spectrum of the Intraperitoneal Surface After Elective Right-sided Colon Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified October 2011 by Hospital General Universitario Elche.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, MD, PhD, Hospital General Universitario Elche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: October 19, 2011
Last updated: October 21, 2011
Last verified: October 2011

Despite performing colonic surgery with strict asepsia measures, minimizing the contact of the colon lumen with the peritoneum, some contamination is nearly impossible to avoid. In stapled anastomosis, the hole opened in the colon is minimum, just the necessary for introducing the parts of the mechanical devices. In handsewn anastomosis, the colonic lumen is more exposed to the peritoneum, despite the colonic occlusion with clamps meanwhile the suture is performed.

Hypothesis: After stapled anastomoses, the peritoneal contamination should be lower than after handsewn ones.

Condition Intervention Phase
Peritoneal Contamination After Ileocolonic Anastomosis
Wound Infection
Intra-abdominal Abscess
Procedure: Stapled anastomosis
Procedure: Handsewn anastomosis
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Microbiological Spectrum of the Intraperitoneal Surface After Elective Right-sided Colon Cancer: Are There Differences in the Peritoneal Contamination After Performing a Stapled or a Handsewn Anastomosis?

Further study details as provided by Hospital General Universitario Elche:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Peritoneal contamination after finishing the ileocolonic anastomosis [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Swabs will be obtained from the peritoneal surface for microbiological culture

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: November 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Handsewn ileocolonic anastomosis
Swabs obtained from patients undergoing handsewn ileocolonic anastomosis
Procedure: Handsewn anastomosis
Handsewn anastomosis after ileocolonic resection
Experimental: Stapled ileocolonic anastomosis
Swabs obtained for culture in those patients undergoing stapled ileocolonic anastomosis
Procedure: Stapled anastomosis
Stapled anastomosis after ileocolonic resection


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of right-sided colon cancer and plans to undergo an elective surgery with curative aims.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01458353

Contact: Jaime Jaime, MD, PhD (0034)630534808 jruiztovar@gmail.com

Hospital General de Elche Not yet recruiting
Elche, Alicante, Spain, 03202
Contact: Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, MD, PhD    (0034)630534808    jruiztovar@gmail.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital General Universitario Elche
Principal Investigator: Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, MD, PhD Hospital General de Elche
Study Director: Antonio Arroyo, MD, PhD Hospital General de Elche
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, MD, PhD, Doctor in Surgery by Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain), Hospital General Universitario Elche
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01458353     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HGUElche1 
Study First Received: October 19, 2011
Last Updated: October 21, 2011
Health Authority: Spain: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Hospital General Universitario Elche:
Right-sided colon cancer
Ileocolonic anastomosis
stapled anastomosis
handsewn anastomosis
peritoneal contamination
microbiological spectrum

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Abdominal Abscess
Wound Infection
Wounds and Injuries

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 27, 2016