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Early Jejunostomy Nutrition Minimizes Time to Chemotherapy

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2013 by Qi Mao, Jinling Hospital, China.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : January 11, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 11, 2013
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Qi Mao, Jinling Hospital, China

Brief Summary:

Adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) for gastric cancer is known to improve prognosis, and longer time to AC is associated with worse survival. However, most clinical trials mandate that AC is still to commence within 6 to 8 weeks after surgery consideration for malnutrition, postoperative complications and intolerance of AC. Placement of jejunostomy nutrition tube for enteral nutrition is a common component of these procedures, as a result of superior postoperative organ function, decreased infection rates, and a greater likelihood to complete AC with enteral nutritional support.

Fast-track surgery (FTS) recovery program focuses on enhancing recovery and reducing morbidity. Introduction of FTS concepts are safe, feasible, and can achieve shorter hospital stays and reduced costs. Early postoperative enteral nutrition combined with FTS results in reductions in total complications compared with traditional postoperative feeding practices and does not negatively affect outcomes. However, the benefit of jejunostomy nutrition tube routine placement and combination with FTS is still being debated. Besides, there remains some controversy over the optimal combination of nutrients and duration and timing and routes of feed administration.

The aim of this study was to determine whether FTS with early jejunostomy nutrition (EJN) following laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer improved postoperative recovery and minimizes time to AC when compared with FTS with early oral nutrition (EON).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gastric Cancer Laparoscopic Surgery Chemotherapy Procedure: Jejunostomy Other: Early oral nutrition Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Fast-track Surgery Recovery Program With Early Jejunostomy Nutrition Protocol Minimizes Time to Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer
Study Start Date : April 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Stomach Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Early jejunostomy nutrition Procedure: Jejunostomy
Routine placement of jejunostomy tube following laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Immediately drip 37°C saline 20 ml/h and exchange to drip 37°C enteral nutrition fluid 20 ml/h at postoperative 6 h via jejunostomy tube

Active Comparator: Early oral nutrition Other: Early oral nutrition
Free oral nutrition as tolerance allows on POD 1.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The time to the first adjuvant chemotherapy [ Time Frame: 30 days after operation ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall morbidity rate of jejunostomy nutrition [ Time Frame: 60 days after operation ]
  2. Overall morbidity rate of early oral nutrition [ Time Frame: 60 days after operation ]
  3. Postoperative mortality rate [ Time Frame: 60 days after operation ]
  4. Time to tolerate EJN/EON [ Time Frame: 30 days after operation ]
  5. Time to full oral nutrition [ Time Frame: 30 days after operation ]
  6. Body composition [ Time Frame: 10 days after operation ]
  7. Energy metabolism [ Time Frame: 10 days after operation ]
  8. Postoperative hospital stay length [ Time Frame: 60 days after operation ]
  9. Rehospitalization rate [ Time Frame: 30 days after discharge ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary gastric cancer
  • R0 resection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Metastatic tumor
  • Locally unresectable tumor
  • Previous gastric/enteral resection
  • Age under 18 years or over 70 years
  • Preoperative complete parenteral or enteral nutrition
  • Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy
  • Severe malnutrition
  • Lack of the patient's consent for the trial participation, jejunostomy tube insertion or epidural analgesia

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01766765

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Contact: Qi Mao, MD/PhD +862580860961
Contact: Yousheng Li, MD/PhD +862580860137

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China, Jiangsu
Jinling Hospital
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 210002
Principal Investigator: Qi Mao, MD/PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jinling Hospital, China
National Natural Science Foundation of China
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Principal Investigator: Qi Mao, MD/PhD Jinling Hospital, China
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Responsible Party: Qi Mao, Senior Resident, Jinling Hospital, China Identifier: NCT01766765    
Other Study ID Numbers: EEN-001
First Posted: January 11, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 11, 2013
Last Verified: January 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