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Impact of Palliative Catheter Placement on the Quality of Life of Patients With Refractory Ascites


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18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Ascites

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Trial Information

Impact of Palliative Catheter Placement on the Quality of Life of Patients With Refractory Ascites


Inclusion Criteria:



- Patients diagnosed with a stage IV malignancy or end-stage disease documented in
patient's chart.

- Patients referred to interventional radiology for treatment of refractory ascites
with the placement of a permanent catheter including, but not limited to, a Tenckhoff
catheter, a PleurX catheter, or a Denver Shunt.

- Fluency in English to enable instrument and interview completion.

- Patients must be at least 18 years of age.

- Patients must be physically capable of completing instruments and/or interview.

- Patients must be able to comprehend and execute informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Unable to complete questionnaire due to a significant physical or mental deficits as
assessed by the consenting professional.

- Proxy completion is not accepted

- Medical or psychiatric condition that, in the judgment of the investigator, prevents
appropriate comprehension and execution of either the informed consent or the study
instrument

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

Determine if there is change in the QoL

Outcome Description:

of patients who have refractory ascites after the placement of a palliative catheter in Interventional Radiology.

Outcome Time Frame:

2 years

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Piera Robson, RN

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

10-059

NCT ID:

NCT01188746

Start Date:

August 2010

Completion Date:

August 2013

Related Keywords:

  • Ascites
  • catheter
  • palliative
  • quality of life
  • 10-059
  • Ascites

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Location

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew York, New York  10021