Heat Application on Gastrointestinal System Functions

T

TC Erciyes University

Status

Not yet enrolling

Conditions

Enteral Nutrition
Gastrointestinal System--Abnormalities

Treatments

Other: Heat Application

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT06225687
HeatAppGastro

Details and patient eligibility

About

Complications related to the gastrointestinal system can occur in patients receiving enteral nutrition. These complications may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, decreased bowel sounds, abdominal distension, increased gastric residual volume, and abdominal pain. To prevent and treat food intolerance, as well as to increase gastric emptying, the use of prokinetic agents is often preferred. However, these drugs have various side effects, such as abdominal cramps, allergies, bronchospasm, cardiac issues, and pancreatic disorders. One non-pharmacological method that can be applied to increase bowel motility and reduce abdominal distension and constipation is heat application. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of heat application to the abdominal and lumbar regions, using a hot water bag, on gastrointestinal system functions in patients receiving continuous enteral nutrition.

Enrollment

60 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Intensive care unit patients
  • Individuals aged 18 and above
  • Patients receiving enteral nutrition via nasogastric tube
  • Patients on the first day of enteral nutrition
  • Those receiving standard enteral nutrition solution
  • Patients without wounds in the abdominal region
  • Individuals who have not undergone abdominal surgery in the last 6 months
  • Patients not undergoing radiation/chemotherapy
  • Those with a high-output fistula without ileus problems
  • Patients without diarrhea and constipation
  • Patients with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GKS) > 3
  • Those with an APACHE II score > 16
  • Patients not taking prokinetic agents
  • Patients not taking laxative medications
  • Patients without any contraindications for the application of heat, such as neuropathy (to be determined in consultation with the primary doctor).

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients in whom enteral nutrition is discontinued during the study
  • Patients transitioning to a product other than the standard one in enteral nutrition
  • Patients who temporarily pause enteral nutrition
  • Patients who have started prokinetic agents
  • The study will be terminated in patients who have started taking laxative medications.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

60 participants in 2 patient groups

Heat Application
Experimental group
Description:
Heat will be applied to the abdominal/lumbar area for 15 minutes.
Treatment:
Other: Heat Application
Control Group
No Intervention group
Description:
No intervention will be made.

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Özlem Ceyahn

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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