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Preoperative Oral Supplementation With Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) Improves Postoperative Quality of Life (KMS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00945568
First Posted: July 24, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2017
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Information provided by:
Kochi University
  Purpose
The aims of this study are (1) to study the benefit of branched-chain amino acids enriched nutrient-mixture by analyzing a variety of clinical parameter, including laboratory data, the duration of hospitalization after the surgery, and (2) To investigate the postoperative quality of life (QOL) in receiving peri-operatively branched-chain amino acids enriched nutrient-mixture in patients who undergone the hepatic management for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with chronic liver disease.

Condition Intervention
Hepatocellular Carcinoma Chronic Liver Disease Drug: Aminoleban EN

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Preoperative Oral Supplementation With Carbohydrate and Branched-chain Amino Acid-enriched Nutrient Improves Postoperative Quality of Life in Patients Undergoing a Hepatectomy

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Further study details as provided by Kochi University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To study the benefit of branched-chain amino acids enriched nutrient-mixture by analyzing a variety of clinical parameter, including laboratory data, the duration of hospitalization after the surgery. [ Time Frame: 3-6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To investigate the safety, rationality and postoperative QOL in receiving peri-operatively branched-chain amino acids enriched nutrient-mixture in patients who undergone the hepatic management for HCC with chronic liver disease. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: May 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Aminolaban EN
Aminoleban EN™ was administered at a dose of 100 g per day commencing two weeks prior to surgery. A 100 g dose of Aminoleban EN™ contains 13.0 g of free amino acids, 13.0 g of gelatin hydrolysate, 1.0 g of casein, 62.1 g of carbohydrate, 7.0 g of lipid, glycyrrhizin, and other components, producing 420 kcal. The AEN group included 40 patients who were administered 100 g of Aminoleban EN™ as 50 g during the day and 50 g as a late evening snack.
Drug: Aminoleban EN
benefits of this drug for patients who undergoing liver resection for HCC
Other Name: AEN
No Intervention: Control
The patients were divided into two groups including one group administered Aminoleban (the AEN group) and a control group given no additional dietary supplementation. The total caloric energy intake per day during the study period was assumed to be equal to Aminolaban EN group.
Drug: Aminoleban EN
benefits of this drug for patients who undergoing liver resection for HCC
Other Name: AEN

Detailed Description:
Patients with cirrhosis of the liver complicated with HCC are often in a state of protein energy malnutrition. A limited number of studies have indicated an important role for nutritional support in the surgical management of patients who have undergone hepatic resection for HCC. In a preliminary study, we reported the clinical efficacy of supplementation with branched-chain amino acids in a small number of patients with liver cirrhosis who underwent hepatic surgery for HCC. The aims of this study are (1) to study the benefit of branched-chain amino acids enriched nutrient-mixture by analyzing a variety of clinical parameter, including laboratory data, the duration of hospitalization after the surgery, and (2) To investigate the postoperative QOL in receiving peri-operatively branched-chain amino acids enriched nutrient-mixture in patients who undergone the hepatic management for HCC with chronic liver disease.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who underwent elective liver resection for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma or adenocarcinoma with chronic liver diseases.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Body weight loss greater than 10 per cent during the 6 months prior to surgery,
  • The presence of distant metastases, or seriously impaired function of vital organs due to respiratory, renal or heart disease.
  Contacts and Locations
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Locations
Japan
Kochi Medical School
Nankoku, Kochi, Japan, 783-8505
Kochi Medical School, Kochi University
Nankoku-City, Kohasu-Okocho, Japan, 783-8505
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kochi University
Investigators
Study Director: Kazuhiro Hanazaki, Prof Kochi University
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Kochi Medical School, Kochi University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00945568     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AEN-0901
KMS
First Submitted: July 14, 2009
First Posted: July 24, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2017
Last Verified: July 2009

Keywords provided by Kochi University:
QOL
liver

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
Liver Diseases
Adenocarcinoma
Carcinoma
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases