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Bioresorbable Membrane to Reduce Postoperative Small Bowel Obstruction

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Nihon University Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2007
History: No changes posted
To assess whether the use of Seprafilm reduces the rate of small bowel obstruction in patients who underwent surgery for gastric cancer.

Condition Intervention Phase
Gastric Cancer
Other: Seprafilm
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Bioresorbable Membrane to Reduce Postoperative Small Bowel Obstruction in Patients With Gastric Cancer. A Randomized Clinical Trial

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Further study details as provided by Nihon University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • incidence of small bowel obstruction [ Time Frame: 3 years, more than 6 months after gastrectomy ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • intraoperative and postoperative morbidity and mortality. [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: August 2003
Study Completion Date: March 2007
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: control
no Seprafilm
Other: Seprafilm
two sheets per body
Active Comparator: Seprafilm Other: Seprafilm
two sheets per body

Detailed Description:
Patients with gastric cancer who were scheduled to undergo gastrectomy were randomly assigned to a sodium hyaluronate-based bioresorbable membrane (Seprafilm) group or to a control group. Before closing the abdominal incision, two sheets of Seprafilm membrane were applied to the surface of the small intestine under the middle abdominal wound in the Seprafilm group. The primary end point was the incidence of bowel obstruction. Secondary end points were intraoperative and postoperative morbidity and mortality.

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 79 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of gastric cancer
  • Operable

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Withdrew consent
  • Pregnant
  • Ascites
  • Distant metastasis
  • Liver dysfunction (serum total bilirubin >2.0 mg/dL)
  • Renal failure (serum creatinine >1.5 mg/dL)
  • A past history of small bowel obstruction.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00529412

Department of Digestive Surgery, NIhon University School of Medicine
Tokyo, Japan, 173-8610
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nihon University
Study Chair: Tadatoshi Takayama, MD, PhD Department of Digestive Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00529412     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NUSM-CC-01
Study First Received: September 13, 2007
Last Updated: September 13, 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stomach Neoplasms
Intestinal Obstruction
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Stomach Diseases
Intestinal Diseases processed this record on April 26, 2017