Effects of Malnutrition on Colon Cancer Patients With Abdominal Surgery

Brief Summary

Official Title: “Effects of Malnutrition on Colon Cancer Patients With Abdominal Surgery”

The prevalence of malnutrition in patients with colorectal cancer is recorded. We want to find out, if a malnourished patient has more complications after the elective surgery.

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: January 2005

Detailed Clinical Trial Description

All patients attending elective colorectal surgery are screened for malnutrition in advance. Their length of stay in the hospital and the complications are recorded.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts in this Clinical Trial

  • All
    • All patients

Outcome Measures for this Clinical Trial

Primary Measures

  • Complication rate
    • Time Frame: during stay
      Safety Issue?: No

Secondary Measures

  • Mortality
    • Time Frame: during stay
      Safety Issue?: No

Criteria for Participation in this Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Colorectal Carcinoma
  • Elective surgery
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

  • Survival < 4 weeks

Gender Eligibility for this Clinical Trial: Both

Minimum Age for this Clinical Trial: 18 Years

Maximum Age for this Clinical Trial: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted for this Clinical Trial: No

Clinical Trial Investigator Information

  • Lead Sponsor
    • University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Dr. med. Zeno Sanga, Inselspital Bern
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Stefan F Mühlebach, Prof, Study Chair, Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland


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