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The Impact of Omega-3 Fat Emulsion on Clinical Outcome of Post-Operative Cancer Patients

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: February 15, 2006
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2008
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Sino-Swed Pharmaceutical Corporation
February 13, 2006
February 15, 2006
May 14, 2008
June 2002
November 2003   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Infectious complication [ Time Frame: POD+1 to POD+14 ]
  • Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) [ Time Frame: POD+1 to POD +8 ]
  • Infectious complication
  • Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00292279 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Post-operative hospitalization days [ Time Frame: POD+1 to discharge ]
  • Post operative nutritional cost & total treatment cost [ Time Frame: POD+1 to discharge ]
  • Post-operative hospitalization days
  • Nutritional and total post-operative medical cost
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The Impact of Omega-3 Fat Emulsion on Clinical Outcome of Post-Operative Cancer Patients
The Impact of Omega-3 Fat Emulsion on Clinical Outcome of Post-Operative Cancer Patients: A Randomized, Double Blind, Controlled, Multi-Center Clinical Trial.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate clinical safety and effect of Omega-3 fat oil emulsion on outcome in post-operative cancer patients.

As an essential component of parenteral nutrition, fat emulsion has been used more than 30 years. It provides energy and essential fatty acids. Commercial fatty emulsion products mostly come from soy bean. The omega 6 fatty acids make up with the major fatty acids of this fat emulsion, and lack of omega 3 fatty acids generally. The imbalance of these two types of fatty acids may impact with negative clinical outcomes.

There are lots of omega 3 fatty acids makes up with fish oil emulsion, especially with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).Few clinical studies found its clinical efficacy in recently years. A commercial product of omega 3 fat emulsion by Fresenius-Kabi was registered in Europe at 1998. There is no any clinical trial in Asia to elaborate the efficacy of omega 3 fat emulsion, as well the lack of large scale clinical trial in the world.

Currently study is the first large scale, randomized, double blind and multi-center clinical trial to elaborate the impact of fish oil fat emulsion in Asia and Europe.

Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Carcinoma Surgery
  • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Post-Operative Hospital Stay
  • Drug: Omega-3 fish oil emulsion (Omegaven )
    Patients of the treatment group received 0.2 g fish oil (10% Omegaven, Fresenius Kabi, Bad Homburg, Germany) and 1.0 g soy bean oil per kg BW per day
    Other Name: Omegaven
  • Drug: long-chain triglyceride
    the control group received 1.2 g soy bean oil (Intralipid, Sino-Swed,Wuxi,China)
    Other Name: Intralipid
  • Experimental: A
    Intervention: Drug: Omega-3 fish oil emulsion (Omegaven )
  • Active Comparator: B
    Intervention: Drug: long-chain triglyceride

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February 2004
November 2003   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Post-operative male and female cancer patients
  • Require post operative parenteral nutrition support at least 7 days based on nutritional risk screening(BMI 20-25)
  • Sign an informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Abnormal fatty metabolism (TG>200mg/dl or cholesterol>240mg/dl )
  • Renal dysfunction (Cr>1.6mg/dl or BUN>30mg/dl)
  • Liver dysfunction (ALT>60U/L or TBIL>1.2mg/dl)
  • Lienectomy
  • Temperature>37.5°C
  • Undergoing hormone therapy
  • Pregnancy
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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TF Ye, Ethic Committee of Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Sino-Swed Pharmaceutical Corporation
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Study Director: Zhu-ming Jiang, FACS Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Sino-Swed Pharmaceutical Corporation
May 2008

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