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Diagnostic Value of C-reactive Protein and White Blood Cell Counts for Early Detection of Inflammatory Complications After Open Resection of Colorectal Cancer

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ignazio Tarantino, Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen Identifier:
First received: October 14, 2010
Last updated: February 10, 2012
Last verified: February 2012

Although widely used, there is a lack of evidence concerning diagnostic value of C-reactive protein (CRP) and white blood cell counts (WBC) in the postoperative course. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of CRP and WBC for postoperative inflammatory complications after open resection of colorectal cancer.

Given Indication for Open Resection of Colorectal Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective

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Further study details as provided by Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • postoperative inflammatory complications [ Time Frame: 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Anastomotic leakage [ Time Frame: 60 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 1200
Study Start Date: November 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients after open resection of colorectal cancer


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Given indication for resection of colorectal cancer


Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients with resection of colorectal cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • lack of measurement of C-reactive protein
  • lack of measurement of white blood cell counts
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01221324

Sponsors and Collaborators
Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen
Principal Investigator: Rene Warschkow, MD Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ignazio Tarantino, M.D., Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen Identifier: NCT01221324     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EKSG10/126
Study First Received: October 14, 2010
Last Updated: February 10, 2012
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Colonic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Intestinal Diseases
Intestinal Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
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