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Nutrition Support to Improve Outcomes in Patients With Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer

Purpose There are few well-designed studies evaluating the effect of nutrition support in patients with cancer cachexia. The aim of this study is to examine the effect of dietary prescription with and without nutrition supplementation in patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer on body weight, body composition, total calorie intake, quality of life and blood inflammatory markers.
Recruitment This study is currently recruiting participants.
Condition Cancer of Pancreas
Intervention Dietary Supplement: Nutrawell Powder
Other: Diet Only
Dietary Supplement: OmegaRich fish oil supplement
Outcome Measures
Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Anthropometric measurement: Weight [ Time Frame: At each visit outlined for 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Weight in Kilograms
  • Anthropometric measurement: Body Composition [ Time Frame: At each visit outlined for 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Body Composition: kilogram weight of lean body mass
Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood biochemistry [ Time Frame: At each visit outlined for 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    complete blood count
  • Blood biochemistry [ Time Frame: At each visit outlined for 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Blood electrolytes
  • Blood biochemistry [ Time Frame: At each visit outlined for 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Liver function test
  • Blood biochemistry [ Time Frame: At each visit outlined for 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Lipid panel
  • Blood biochemistry [ Time Frame: At each visit outlined for 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Pancreatic tumor markers
  • Blood biochemistry [ Time Frame: At each visit outlined for 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Inflammatory markers
  • Physical activity [ Time Frame: At each visit outlined for 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    All subjects will be provided a pedometer to record daily steps.
  • Physical activity [ Time Frame: At each visit outlined for 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    A 6 minute walk will be done at each visit.
  • Physical activity [ Time Frame: At each visit outlined for 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Karnofsky performance score
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: At each visit outlined for 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measured with short form health survey (SF36)
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: At each visit outlined for 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Appetite will be measured on a numerical rating scale between 0 and 10, where 0 indicated absolutely no appetite and 10 indicated an extremely good appetite (Simons et al, 1996)
Locations and Contacts
Contacts
Gail D Thames, B.A - 310-825-0453 - gthames@mednet.ucla.edu
Alicia Yang, RD - 310-206-8292- adyang@mednet.ucla.edu

Locations

United States, California
UCLA Department of Medicine Center for Human Nutrition - Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Contact: Gail D Thames, BA 310-825-0453 gthames@mednet.ucla.edu
Contact: Alicia F Yang, RD 310.206.2582 ayang@mednet.ucla.edu
Principal Investigator: Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD
Sub-Investigator: Vijaya Surampudi, MD, MS
Principal Investigator: Susanne Henning, PhD, RD
More Info https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02681601

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