Early Recovery After Gastric Cancer Surgery
Fasting - Malignant Neoplasm of Stomach
Conditions: official terms
Neoplasms - Stomach Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Gastric cancer surgery, Early oral feeding, Fast track surgery
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 2
Study Design
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: Early recovery
Type: Dietary Supplement
Overall Status
Study preparation

- To progress this prospective study, the investigators analyzed the retrospective data of 426 patients who had been managed with conventional critical pathway after gastric cancer surgery during last 1 year.

- Through this retrospective analysis, we decided the inclusion criteria which showed significantly the lower complication rate and shorter hospital stay.

Method for Prospective study

- Patients who enroll in this prospective study are administered and are supplied a liquid diet one day before surgery without bowel preparation.

- After gastric cancer surgery, they start sips of water on postoperative first day, and they are discharged once they exhibit at least three times soft diet without specific complaint and had normal clinical status and physical examination.
Detailed Description
Enrollment of patients

- Before the patients are enrolled in this study, they give us informed consents.

- A liquid diet is supplied beginning from the morning of the day prior to operation to the midnight.

Operation and postoperative management

- All procedures are approached by laparoscopic surgery, and partial gastrectomy with lymph node dissection are performed.

- The patients who are considered to be difficult to progress early oral feeding in surgical field are excluded from the study.

- Nasogastric tube is not applied to patients.

- Postoperative pain is managed by non-opioid pain killer.

- The patients are started on sips of water on the first postoperative day.

- If they are tolerable, a liquid diet is started on the second postoperative day, and a soft diet on a third postoperative day for them.

- We have a plan to discharge the patients on the fourth postoperative day if they exhibit at least three times soft diet without specific complaint and had normal clinical status and physical examination.

Evaluation of patients

- The patients are followed up to 30 days after discharge from hospital, and we check whether they are tolerable without any compliant and are readmitted.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 65 Years
Minimum Age: N/A
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients who are diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma

- 65 years old and blew

- Patients are expected to be undergone distal subtotal gastrectomy

- No complication by gastric cancer

- No synchronous metastatic lesions

- Laparoscopic or robotic surgery

- Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

- Previous gastrectomy history

- Combined surgery due to synchronous malignancy

- Patients with major organ dysfunction
Ajou University Hospital
Suwon, Korea, Republic of
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Hoon Hur, prof. - +82-31-219-5200 - hhcmc75@naver.com
Start Date
July 2012
Completion Date
August 2014
Ajou University School of Medicine
Ajou University School of Medicine
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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