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Outcomes of Post-operative Diet in Children Following Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03437954
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 19, 2018
Last Update Posted : March 12, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Georgetown University

Brief Summary:
This research is being done because it is not known which dietary recommendations are best to help patients recover after a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy. The purpose of this study is to determine how diet after tonsil/adenoid surgery affects bleeding, pain, and oral intake.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Tonsillitis Sleep Disordered Breathing Other: Diet modification Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Currently it is not known which dietary recommendations are best to help patients recover after a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy. Traditional standard of care is to recommend that patients be restricted to a soft diet post-operatively. However, the investigators believe that there may be benefit in allowing patients to eat a restriction-free diet. In this study, the investigators will compare the current standard of care verse a non-restricted diet. The purpose of this study is to determine how diet after tonsil/adenoid surgery affects bleeding, pain, and oral intake.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 86 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Care Provider, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Outcomes of Post-operative Diet in Children Following Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
Actual Study Start Date : December 15, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Adenoids Tonsillitis

Arm Intervention/treatment
Standard soft diet Other: Diet modification
Patients will be randomized to follow the standard post-tonsillectomy diet at our institution, which consists of soft foods for ten days, or will be in the non-restricted diet group following surgery.

Non-restricted diet Other: Diet modification
Patients will be randomized to follow the standard post-tonsillectomy diet at our institution, which consists of soft foods for ten days, or will be in the non-restricted diet group following surgery.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Bleeding [ Time Frame: From time of surgery through postoperative day 10. ]
    Blood tinged sputum or hemoptysis reported by patient or patient caregiver to on call resident or at post operative appointment; blood clot or bleeding from tonsil bed observed objectively on physical examination.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain [ Time Frame: From time of surgery through postoperative day 10. ]
    Patient or patient caregiver report of pain at each post operative day using a validated Wong Baker FACES pain scale.

  2. Days missed from normal activity [ Time Frame: From time of surgery through postoperative day 10. ]
    Patient or patient care giver reported number of days spent absent from normal activity as noted at post operative visit.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients 3-12 years undergoing tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy.

Exclusion Criteria:

-


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03437954


Contacts
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Contact: Kelly Scriven, MD 202-444-8186 kelly.a.scriven@gmail.com
Contact: Earl Harley, MD 202-444-8186 harleye@georgetown.edu

Locations
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United States, District of Columbia
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Recruiting
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007
Contact: Earl Harley, MD    202-444-8186    harleye@georgetown.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Georgetown University
Investigators
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Study Director: Earl Harley, MD MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

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Responsible Party: Georgetown University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03437954     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Georgetown_Univeristy_MC
First Posted: February 19, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 12, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Tonsillitis
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Apnea
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Dyssomnias
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Pharyngitis
Pharyngeal Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases