Early Oral Feeding Versus Traditional Postoperative Care in Emergency Abdominal Surgery

H

Hospital General de Agudos "Dr. Cosme Argerich"

Status and phase

Completed
Phase 3

Conditions

Postoperative Care

Treatments

Other: Traditional Care
Other: Early oral feeding

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01084070
ARGERICH1

Details and patient eligibility

About

The traditional postoperative care after abdominal surgery included the need of nasogastric tube, fasting until resumed bowel function and progressive reinstitution of oral intake from liquid to solid diet. Recent studies have shown no benefits of this traditional management over early oral feeding. Nevertheless, the researches in emergency surgery are scarce.

Enrollment

336 patients

Sex

All

Ages

14+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Patients over 14 years after abdominal emergency surgery.

Exclusion criteria

  • Lack of consensus of the patient
  • Concurrent extra-abdominal surgery
  • Short bowel or other clear indication of parenteral nutrition
  • Inability to feed orally (eg, decreased level of consciousness)
  • Interventional procedure
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Reoperations
  • Pancreatitis

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

336 participants in 2 patient groups

Early oral feeding
Experimental group
Treatment:
Other: Early oral feeding
Traditional Care
Active Comparator group
Treatment:
Other: Traditional Care

Trial contacts and locations

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