Does Coffee Intake Reduce Postoperative Ileus After Elective Colorectal Surgery (COFFEE)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02469441|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 11, 2015
Last Update Posted : January 20, 2017
|Condition or disease|
Postoperative ileus after colorectal surgery is a frequent problem which significantly prolongs hospital stay and increases perioperative costs. Postoperative therapeutic interventions vary significantly between different hospitals due to missing evidence-based guidelines. Coffee is a safe, cheap and simple agent without significant side effects which can positively influence the bowel function.
The aim of the investigators is to evaluate in an own study if coffee consumption has an influence on the duration of postoperative ileus.
The present trial is designed to evaluate if postoperative coffee intake decreases the time until first bowel movement in colorectal surgery with primary anastomosis. This study would be the second study which evaluates the described questions under randomized conditions.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||136 participants|
|Official Title:||Does Coffee Intake Reduce Postoperative Ileus After Elective Colorectal Surgery - a Prospective, Randomized Controlled Study - the COFFEE STUDY|
|Actual Study Start Date :||August 1, 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2016|
Arm A (treatment arm: coffee): patients after colorectal surgery receive coffee in addition to the regular infusion therapy and/or alimentation
Arm B (control arm: water / tea): patients after colorectal surgery receive water or tea (excluding black tea) and no coffee until the first bowel movement in addition to the regular infusion therapy and/or alimentation
- Time to first bowel movement [ Time Frame: Follow-up per patient: 1 month postoperatively ]Time to first bowel movement (time from the end of surgery until the first passage of stool recorded by nursing staff) as a marker for the termination of postoperative ileus.
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|BAden, Switzerland, 5404|
|Principal Investigator:||Simone Hasler-Gehrer, MD||Oberärztin|