Immunonutrition and Thoracoabdominal Aorta Aneurysm Repair

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2006 by St. Antonius Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 20, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 23, 2006
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St. Antonius Hospital

June 19, 2006
June 20, 2006
October 23, 2006
September 2004
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  • days on ventilator support
  • Lenght of stay ICU
  • Incidence infections
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  • biochemical markers organ failure
  • biochemical markers infectious parameters
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Immunonutrition and Thoracoabdominal Aorta Aneurysm Repair
The Effect of Immunonutrition on Outcome and Postoperative Recovery in Patients Undergoing Elective Surgical Repair of a Thoraco (Abdominal) Aneurysm Aorta
The purpose of this study is to determine whether immunonutrition and pre operative nutrition can reduce lenght of respirator support, lenght of stay in the ICU and incidence of post operative infections

Elective surgical repair of a Thoraco (Abdominal) Aneurysm Aorta (T(A)AA) is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Important complications are renal failure, paraplegia and respiratory failure.

A retrospective study we performed also revealed high post operative infection rates and high incidence of respiratory failure.

Improving immune status may reduce the occurrence of infections due to immune chances. Immunonutrition may enhance the patient’s immune system. Many clinical trials of immunonutrition in critically ill and surgical patients have been performed. In meta-analyses it has been shown that immunonutrition results in lower infections rates and shorter ‘length of stay’ in hospital after major surgery. Immunonutrition has not been studied yet in TAA(A) surgery. Controversy exists in septic patients.

We designed a prospective randomized placebo controlled trial to study the effect of immunonutrition on time on ventilatorsupport, lenght of stay in the intensive care unit and incidence of postoperative infections after TAA(A) surgery. Patients start with oral supplements besides their normal diet 5 days before surgery. After the operation, the nutrition is continued by protocol and administered by nasogastric tube until normal entral feeding is possible. The control group wil receive iso caloric and iso nitrogen nutrition.

Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Respiratory Insufficiency
Drug: Immunonutrition ( Impact)
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January 2008
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients scheduled for elective surgical repair Thoracic or thoraco abdominal aneurysm

Exclusion Criteria:

  • endovascular repair
  • pregnancy
  • immunodeficiency
  • use of immunosuppressiva
  • chronic obstructive lung disease
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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C-04.01 TAA
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St. Antonius Hospital
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Study Director: Eric PA van Dongen, phD St. Antonius Hospital
Study Chair: Leon HJ Aarts, PhD University Medical Center Groningen
Study Director: leo Bras, MD St. Antonius Hospital
Principal Investigator: gert B Brunnekreef, MD St. Antonius Hospital
St. Antonius Hospital
October 2006

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