Design of the EFECTS Trial (EFECTS)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02017366|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2013 by Johnny Moons, University Hospital, Gasthuisberg.
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
First Posted : December 20, 2013
Last Update Posted : December 20, 2013
It is well known that there is a considerable postoperative weight loss in patients undergoing esophageal resection for cancer.
We believe that this weigh loss can be limited by administering postoperative enteral feeding (target: 1000 kCal/ day) via feeding jejunostomy for at least 6 weeks postoperatively.
We hypothesize that patients undergoing esophageal resection for cancer will have a better overall survival with postoperative additional enteral feeding than when on regular oral diet alone.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Esophageal Cancer||Other: Enteral feeding||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Design of the EFECTS Trial, Investigating the Influence of Postoperative Enteral Feeding in Esophageal Cancer paTients on Survival|
|Study Start Date :||February 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 2017|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2017|
No Intervention: Control
Control group = standard of Care regimen: 1000ml = 1000 kCal TPN postop from day 1 until day 7. Oral feeds are started from day 5 onwards if no arguments for clinical leak (cervical anastomosis) or barium swallow is normal. Oral intake consists of regular post gastrectomy diet (building up from fluids over semi-solids to solids) with eventually added high nitrogen energy drinks.
Active Comparator: Enteral feeding
Treatment group: start jejunostomy feeds from day 1, with target of 1000ml = 1000kCal (= 40cc/hour). To equilibrate energy intake during build up fase, Glucose 20% is given at a total cumulative dose taking into account the dose of j-drip, cumulative not exceeding 40cc/hr. Oral feeds are started at the same time as in the control group (reg. day 5) Jejunostomy feeds are then continued for 6 weeks together with oral intake with a continuous energy administration of 1000kCal, and then stopped. After this time, patients should be on regular full diet in both groups. If failure and step-back needed, temporary switch to Glc 20% is done to maintain fluid and calory administration.
Other: Enteral feeding
Target of 1000 kCal/day enteral feeding or glucose 20%, perferably given overnight.
- overall survival from day of surgery [ Time Frame: 5 years postoperative ]overall survival at 5 years after esophagectomy
- postoperative weight loss [ Time Frame: 1 year after surgery ]weight loss will be calculated by using age- and gender corrected BMI percentiles
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02017366
|Contact: Hans Van Veer, MD||+3216 341213||Hans.Vanveer@uzleuven.be|
|Contact: Johhny Moons, MScN||+3216 email@example.com|
|University hospital Leuven||Enrolling by invitation|
|Leuven, Vl-Brabant, Belgium, 3000|
|Principal Investigator:||Hans Van Veer, MD||Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven|
|Study Chair:||Philippe Nafteux, MD||Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven|
|Study Chair:||Willy Coosemans, MD, PhD||Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven|
|Study Chair:||Johnny Moons, MScN||Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven|
|Study Director:||Paul De Leyn, MD, PhD||Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven|