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Assessment of Prokinetic Effects of Erythromycin in Emergency Patients With a Full Stomach

Information source: H˘pital Edouard Herriot
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Condition(s) targeted: Emergency Surgery; Full Stomach

Phase: N/A

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Lionel Bouvet


The aims of the study is to assess whether the intravenous infusion of 3 mg/kg erythromycin has a significant gastrokinetic effect leading to empty the stomach in less than 90 minutes in non-fasting patients undergoing emergency trauma surgery.

Clinical Details

Study design: Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Primary outcome: ultrasonographic measurement of antral area


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Emergency surgery for trauma

- ASA 1 and 2 patients

- Full stomach (antral area > 550 mm┬▓)

- Adult patients

Exclusion Criteria:

- No contraindication to erythromycin

- Extreme emergency surgery (time frame < 90 min between arrival in the service and the

start of the surgery)

- gastroparesis or pathology associated with gastroparesis

Locations and Contacts

Hopital Edouard Herriot, Lyon 69003, France
Additional Information

Starting date: September 2014
Last updated: December 26, 2014

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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