Study Comparing Early and Late Nutrition in Cancer Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery

NCT ID: NCT01839617


Title
Early Versus Late Parenteral Nutrition in Cancer Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery
Purpose
The aim of this study is to find which is the best nutritional strategy in cancer patients undergoing abdominal surgery regarding postoperative complications.
Details
There is a controversy regarding the timing of initiation of parenteral nutrition in cancer patients undergoing abdominal surgery in whom caloric targets cannot be met by enteral nutrition alone. This is a randomized and controlled trial comparing early initiation with late initiation of parenteral nutrition. Early-initiation group: patients will be randomized to initiate parenteral nutrition in the 2nd day after surgery. Late-initiation group: patients will be randomized to initiate parenteral nutrition in the 7th day after surgery. Calculations regarding the caloric goal included protein energy and were based on corrected ideal body weight, age and sex. When oral or enteral nutrition covered 80% of the calculated caloric goal, parenteral nutrition was reduced and progressively stopped.
Conditions
Cancer, Abdominal Surgery, Parenteral Nutrition
Keywords
parenteral nutrition, early nutrition, abdominal surgery, cancer
Source
Instituto do Cancer do Estado de São Paulo
Sponsors
Instituto do Cancer do Estado de São Paulo
Status
Unknown status
Acronym
PaNCS
Last Updated
27 Oct 2013
URL
Official Link
Locations
Brazil