Impact Advanced Recovery® for Radical Cystectomy (RC) Patients
Radical cystectomy (RC) is the removal of the entire bladder and nearby organs that may
contain cancer cells. It is a major surgery that can lead to breakdown of proteins in the
body and a decreased immune response, both of which increase the risk of illness and death.
Poor nutrition status before RC surgery is linked to a higher rate of death after surgery.
Therefore, it is important to eat a balanced diet before and after RC surgery to avoid
Studies show that patients who drink a nutritional supplement that may enhance the immune
system before and after gastro-intestinal surgery may have fewer infections and shorter
hospital stays after surgery. Patients with cancer of the colon/rectum, stomach, and
pancreas who drank a similar immune-enhancing nutritional supplement before and after
surgery also had fewer infections.
The purpose of this study is to attain pilot data for a larger trial.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Immune and Inflammation Response
Measure ability of Impact Advanced Recovery® to alter body's immune and inflammation response.
Change from Baseline to Day 30
Jill Hamilton-Reeves, PhD, RD, LD
University of Kansas
United States: Institutional Review Board
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