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Acupuncture to Prevent Postoperative Paralytic Ileus


Phase 2
18 Years
N/A
Not Enrolling
Both
Ileus, Neoplasms

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Trial Information

Acupuncture to Prevent Postoperative Paralytic Ileus


Inclusion Criteria:



- Previous surgical cancer treatment with ileostomy/colostomy, now scheduled for
closure

- Hospital admission must be same day as surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

- Incapacitating disease

- Concurrent herbal or laxative use

- Use of Heparin or Coumadin

- Upper or lower extremity deformities

- Chronic constipation prior to cancer diagnosis

- History of cerebrovascular accident or spinal cord injury

- Chronic pain that has been treated with any form of major opioid or weak opioids (=/>
30mg/24 hours)

- Pacemaker or metal implants

- Concurrent alternative medicine/herbal use

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Principal Investigator

Joseph S Chiang, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

R21 AT001065-01A1

NCT ID:

NCT00065234

Start Date:

September 2003

Completion Date:

May 2006

Related Keywords:

  • Ileus
  • Neoplasms
  • Colostomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Neoplasms
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
  • Ileus

Name

Location

MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, Texas  77030-4096