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Effect of Sipjeondaebo-tang for Cancer Related Anorexia in Cancer Patients

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: NCT02468141
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 10, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Seong-Gyu Ko, Kyunghee University Medical Center

Brief Summary:
To determine efficacy and safety of Sipjeondaebo-tang for Cancer patients suffering from anorexia after chemotherapy. Sipjeondaebo-tang will be administered for 4 weeks, 3 times per day after a meal. Changes of FAACT scale, Anorexia VAS, Weight, BMI, Clinical laboratory test such as ACTH, Cortisol, Chrelin, IL-6, ESR, CRP will be measured and analyzed.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cancer-related Problem/Condition Drug: SJDBT Drug: Placebo Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 32 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effect of Sipjeondaebo-tang for Cancer Related Anorexia in Cancer Patients: A Randomized Double Blinded Placebo Controlled Pilot Study
Actual Study Start Date : July 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: SJDBT group
Herbal medicine
Other Name: Sipjeondaebotang

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo control
Drug: Placebo
Other Name: Placebo control

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The Functional Assessment of Anorexia/Cachexia Therapy - Anorexia Cachexia Subscale [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Function scores as measured by the likert scale

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. FAACT scale [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women ages 20 to 80 years
  • Individuals who are suffering from cancer-associated anorexia
  • Patients within 1 month after completion of chemotherapy
  • No plan for additional chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • Anorexia visual analogue scale (VAS) ≥ 40/100mm
  • Qi deficiency scale ≥ 30 or Blood deficiency scale ≥ 30
  • Neutrophil ≥ 1,500/㎕, platelet ≥ 100,000/㎕
  • Total bilirubin lower than upper limit of normal (1.2 mg/㎗)
  • ALT, AST lower than 2-fold the upper limit of normal
  • Creatinine lower than 1.5 fold the upper limit of normal(1.09 mg/㎗)
  • Written informed consent for participation in the trial

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient impossible to oral intake
  • Patient 5 years after cancer diagnosis
  • ECOG performance status score > 3
  • Patient with dementia, delirium, depression
  • Patient who complain of more than 7 points when we use Numeric Rating Scale, which can affect appetite or calorie intake, within 2 weeks of screening
  • Patient with diseases which can influence on appetite (such as hypoadrenalism, etc)
  • Patient who are taking appetizers (such as megestrol acetate, corticosteroids, thalidomide)
  • Women who has possibility of a pregnancy
  • Others who are judged not to be appropriate to study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02468141

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Korea, Republic of
Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital
Daejeon, Korea, Republic of, 302-869
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kyunghee University Medical Center
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Study Director: Chunhoo Cheon, Master Institute of Safety and Efficiency Evaluation for Korean Medicine
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Seong-Gyu Ko, Professor, Kyunghee University Medical Center Identifier: NCT02468141    
Other Study ID Numbers: KCRD_SJDBT_2015
First Posted: June 10, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Signs and Symptoms, Digestive