Tobacco's Impact on Postoperative Complications in Acute Surgery (ROC)

This study has been terminated.
(Lack of patient inclusion)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mette Kehlet, Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier:
First received: October 27, 2011
Last updated: March 12, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
The purpose of the study is to see whether intensive smoking intervention on the day of operation can reduce per- and postoperative complications in patients operated for acute ischaemic disease compared to control group with no intervention.

Condition Intervention
Vascular Disease
Behavioral: Smoking intervention.

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Tobacco's Impact on Postoperative Complications in Acute Vascular Surgery. A Randomized Clinical Trial

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Further study details as provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Postoperative complications. [ Time Frame: After 3 months. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • SF-36 [ Time Frame: After 3 months. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Patients self-assessed health status.

Estimated Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: February 2011
Study Completion Date: August 2014
Primary Completion Date: September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Smoking intervention, Nicotine replacement therapy. Behavioral: Smoking intervention.
Nicotine replacement therapy and meetings with nurse specialized in smoking intervention.
No Intervention: Controlgroup


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • acute admittance in a vascular department
  • current smoker
  • surgery within 7 days
  • informed/written consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • alcohol intake > 35 units pr. week
  • dementia or mental disease
  • > 90 years
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01469091

Vascular Clinic RK, Rigshospitalet
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mette Kehlet, Principal Investigator, Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier: NCT01469091     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Roc-2010 
Study First Received: October 27, 2011
Last Updated: March 12, 2015
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency
Denmark: The Danish National Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
Acute admittance
Current smoker

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Postoperative Complications
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes processed this record on February 11, 2016