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Effect of Erythromycin Before Endoscopy of Patients With Subtotal Gastrectomy (STG), High Risk of Gastric Stasis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01659619
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 8, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 21, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Myung-gui Choi, The Catholic University of Korea

Brief Summary:

Erythromycin has a prokinetic effect through Motilin receptor. It evokes migrating motor complex with longer and stronger contraction.

In patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding, It has been shown that erythromycin could clear the stomach of blood, so visual examination could be improved.

Frequent food stasis is encounted when we examine patients with subtotal gastrectomy. It is postulated that erythromycin reduce food stasis and help to improve endoscopy in these cases.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Subtotal Gastrectomy Stomach Cancer Drug: Erythromycin Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 114 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of Erythromycin Before Endoscopy of Patients With Subtotal Gastrectomy (STG), High Risk of Gastric Stasis : Randomized and Prospective Study
Study Start Date : April 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: erythromycin Drug: Erythromycin
125mg in normal saline single use infusion for 5 min.

No Intervention: saline

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. degree of food stasis [ Time Frame: when endoscopy is performed. ]
    ref> Gastric Cancer (2002) 5: 83-89

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who undergone STG (billroth I, billroth II, R-Y STG) within 5 years to treat gastric cancer
  • Stage of T1-2N0M0

Exclusion Criteria:

  • concomitant therapy with astemizole, cisapride, dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, pimozide, or terfenadine, narcotics, alpha-2-adrenergic agonist, TCA, CCB, dopamine agonist, muscarinic cholinergic antagonists, octreotide, exenatide and GLP-1 agonist, phenothiazines
  • chemotherapy Hx.
  • hypersensitivity to erythromycin or any component of the product
  • pregnancy or lactation
  • comobidity : DM, AIDS, neurologic disease(parkinsonism, multiple sclerosis, brainstem stroke or tumor, diabetic or amyloid neuropathy, or primary dysautonomias) scleroderma and other connective tissue disease, recent viral enteritis history
  • recurrence

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01659619

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Korea, Republic of
Seoul St. Mary hospital
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Catholic University of Korea
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Principal Investigator: Myung-Gyu Choi, M.D. Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea


Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Myung-gui Choi, Professor, The Catholic University of Korea Identifier: NCT01659619    
Other Study ID Numbers: KC12MISI0164
First Posted: August 8, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 21, 2013
Last Verified: February 2013
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Stomach Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Stomach Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Erythromycin Estolate
Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate
Erythromycin stearate
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Protein Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action