Prehabilitation for Esophageal Resection Surgery
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01666158|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 16, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 21, 2018
Consenting patients scheduled for esophageal resection surgery will be randomized to receive standard nutrition counseling (including nutritional supplements as needed) or standard nutrition counseling and exercise 4 weeks before surgery and 8 weeks after surgery.
It is hypothesized that, compared with the group receiving nutrition alone, the addition of physical exercise to nutrition starting before surgery and continuing for 8 weeks after surgery will have a significantly greater impact on functional walking capacity during the prehabilitation period and during the postoperative period, and on the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Esophageal Cancer Surgery||Behavioral: Exercise|
A randomized controlled study in patients undergoing esophageal resection for cancer to determine the impact of multimodal prehabilitation on functional exercise capacity and postoperative pulmonary complications. Patients who accept to be enrolled in the study will be randomized to receive either a standard nutritional intervention (including supplements as needed) as per current institution policy or standard nutritional intervention (including supplements as needed) combined with a physical exercise program before and after surgery.
The aims of this research project are the following:
- To determine the extent in which a multimodal prehabilitation regimen optimizes functional recovery in patients suffering from esophageal cancer and the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications.
- To understand further which measures of immediate surgical recovery are sensitive to prehabilitation interventions, and predict change in later outcome measures.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||68 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Prehabilitation to Enhance Postoperative Functional Capacity Following Esophageal Resection|
|Study Start Date :||January 2013|
|Primary Completion Date :||July 2017|
|Study Completion Date :||July 2017|
Active Comparator: Exercise
Patients in this group will follow standard MUHC protocol of nutritional counseling and supplementation as needed in order to maintain caloric and protein requirements in the preoperative period. Additionally, these patients will be given a specific physical exercise program before and after surgery by kinesiologist.
The exercise component will consist of 20 min of general exercise training, 3 days per week, alternating between aerobic and resistance training. The exercise program will be individualized based upon the baseline fitness test (according to the American College of Sport Medicine, ACMS, standard) and will include: a 5 min warm-up, either 25 min of aerobic exercise (starting at 30- 40 of heart rate reserve, HRR), or 25 min of resistance training (5 exercises targeting major muscle groups performed at an intensity of 8-12 repetition maximum), and a 5 min cool-down.
No Intervention: Standard nutrition counselling
Patients in this group will follow standard MUHC protocol of nutritional counseling and supplementation as needed in order to maintain caloric and protein requirements in the preoperative period. This group will receive general instructions on exercises (breathing, ankle rotation) to be done during hospital stay by kinesiologist.
- 6 minute walk test (6MWT) [ Time Frame: up to 8 weeks after surgery ]The 6MWT evaluates the ability of an individual to maintain a moderate level of physical activity over a time period reflective of the activities of daily living. Subjects are instructed to walk back and forth, in a 20 m stretch of hallway, for six minutes, at a pace that would make them tired by the end of the walk; encouragement and feedback are given according to published guidelines.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01666158
|Montreal General Hospital|
|Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 1A4|
|Principal Investigator:||Franco Carli, M.D.||Montreal University Health Centre|