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Dexamethasone in Reducing Oral Pain and Dry Mouth After Surgery in Patients With Oropharyngeal Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01748942
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : December 13, 2012
Results First Posted : September 12, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 1, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Daniel Clayburgh, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator);   Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Conditions: Dysphagia
Pain
Stage I Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Stage II Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Stage III Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Interventions: Drug: Dexamethasone
Other: Placebo
Procedure: Quality-of-Life Assessment
Other: Questionnaire Administration
Procedure: Transoral Robotic Surgery

  Participant Flow

Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
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Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Arm I (Treatment)

Patients receive dexamethasone IV at the time of surgery and PO every 8 hours for up to 4 days following surgery.

Dexamethasone: Given IV

Dexamethasone: Given PO

Quality-of-Life Assessment: Ancillary studies

Questionnaire Administration: Ancillary studies

Transoral Robotic Surgery: Undergo TORS

Arm II (Control)

Patients receive dexamethasone IV at the time of surgery and placebo PO every 8 hours for up to 4 days following surgery.

Dexamethasone: Given IV

Placebo: Given PO

Quality-of-Life Assessment: Ancillary studies

Questionnaire Administration: Ancillary studies

Transoral Robotic Surgery: Undergo TORS


Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Arm I (Treatment)   Arm II (Control)
STARTED   39   37 
COMPLETED   35   33 
NOT COMPLETED   4   4 



  Baseline Characteristics

Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Arm I (Treatment)

Patients receive dexamethasone IV at the time of surgery and PO every 8 hours for up to 4 days following surgery.

Dexamethasone: Given IV

Dexamethasone: Given PO

Quality-of-Life Assessment: Ancillary studies

Questionnaire Administration: Ancillary studies

Transoral Robotic Surgery: Undergo TORS

Arm II (Control)

Patients receive dexamethasone IV at the time of surgery and placebo PO every 8 hours for up to 4 days following surgery.

Dexamethasone: Given IV

Placebo: Given PO

Quality-of-Life Assessment: Ancillary studies

Questionnaire Administration: Ancillary studies

Transoral Robotic Surgery: Undergo TORS

Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Arm I (Treatment)   Arm II (Control)   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 35   33   68 
Age 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
     
<=18 years      0   0.0%      0   0.0%      0   0.0% 
Between 18 and 65 years      32  91.4%      28  84.8%      60  88.2% 
>=65 years      3   8.6%      5  15.2%      8  11.8% 
Age 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Full Range)
 56 
 (44 to 72) 
 60 
 (44 to 75) 
 58 
 (44 to 75) 
Sex: Female, Male 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
     
Female      3   8.6%      4  12.1%      7  10.3% 
Male      32  91.4%      29  87.9%      61  89.7% 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
     
United States   35   33   68 
VAS pain score [1] 
[Units: Units on a scale]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 1.1  (1.8)   0.6  (1.3)   0.9  (1.6) 
Tumor stage [1] 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
     
T1      21  60.0%      15  45.5%      36  52.9% 
T2      14  40.0%      18  54.5%      32  47.1% 
EAT-10 score [1] 
[Units: Units on a scale]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 5.9  (7.6)   3.5  (6.2)   4.6  (6.9) 
PSS normalcy of diet [1] 
[Units: Units on a scale]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 92.3  (16.4)   94.2  (15.0)   93.8  (15.4) 
UM-QOL eating score [1] 
[Units: Units on a scale]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 89.6  (17.8)   93.75  (12.7)   89.6  (17.8) 


  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Pain Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) Score Measured at 10-point Scale   [ Time Frame: 21 days ]

2.  Secondary:   Complications Associated With Postoperative Corticosteroid Use After TORS   [ Time Frame: Up to 30 days ]

3.  Secondary:   Eating Assessment Tool (EAT)-10 Scores   [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]

4.  Secondary:   Length of Hospital Stay (Number of Days Between the Date of Surgery and Date of Discharge)   [ Time Frame: Up to 21 days ]

5.  Secondary:   PSS Normalcy of Diet   [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

6.  Secondary:   Opioid Use   [ Time Frame: 3 days ]

7.  Secondary:   UM-QOL Eating   [ Time Frame: 21 days ]

8.  Secondary:   Days With Feeding Tube   [ Time Frame: 12 months ]


  Serious Adverse Events


  Other Adverse Events


  Limitations and Caveats

Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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  More Information

Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Daniel Clayburgh, MD PhD
Organization: Oregon Health and Science University
phone: 503-494-8510
e-mail: clayburg@ohsu.edu


Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):

Responsible Party: Daniel Clayburgh, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01748942     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00008071
NCI-2012-02780 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
CPC-12095-L
CR00021919
IRB00008071 ( Other Identifier: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute )
P30CA069533 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: December 11, 2012
First Posted: December 13, 2012
Results First Submitted: May 8, 2017
Results First Posted: September 12, 2017
Last Update Posted: February 1, 2018