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Gastrectomy Study: Study to Investigate the Effect of Creon 25000 Minimicrospheres on Body Mass Index (BMI) in Patients After Gastrectomy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00160186
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : March 31, 2008
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate BMI and the nutritional parameters of Creon (pancreatin) versus placebo after a total or subtotal gastrectomy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gastrectomy Drug: Pancreatin Drug: Placebo Phase 4

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double-Blind, Multicenter, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study to Investigate the Effect of Creon 25000 Minimicrospheres on Body Mass Index (BMI) in Patients After Gastrectomy
Study Start Date : December 2003
Primary Completion Date : May 2006
Study Completion Date : May 2006

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Drug: Pancreatin
2 capsules Pancreatin with 25 000 lipase units per main meal (3 meals) and 1 capsule per snack (2-3 snacks)
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Baseline-adjusted body mass index (BMI) after 6 months therapy [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Effect on body composition, on stool fat, on the coefficient of fat absorption, stool weight, quality of life (Qol), clinical symptoms (gastrointestinal), data from the diary, Elastase [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Informed consent
  • Males or females
  • Age >= 18 years
  • Total or subtotal gastrectomy
  • Females having negative pregnancy test or being surgically sterile or 1 year postmenopausal; women of childbearing age must use effective birth control.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diseases or conditions limiting the participation in, or completion of, the study
  • Progressive tumors/metastasis
  • Complications leading to insufficient peroral nutrition
  • Known allergy to pancreatin
  • Known exocrine insufficiency
  • Experimental drug intake
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00160186

Site 9
Odense, Denmark
Site 10
Tampere, Finland
Site 1
Bergen, Norway
Site 2
Frederikstad, Norway
Site 3
Tromso, Norway
Site 5
Linköping, Sweden
Site 7
Malmo, Sweden
Site 6
Stockholm, Sweden
Site 8
Stockholm, Sweden
Sponsors and Collaborators
Solvay Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Global Clinical Director Solvay Solvay Pharmaceuticals
More Information

Responsible Party: Gregor Eibes, Solvay Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00160186     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S245.4.007
First Posted: September 12, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2008
Last Verified: March 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastrointestinal Agents