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Entereg Laparoscopic Colon Resection Study

Information source: Hartford Hospital
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Condition(s) targeted: Laparoscopic Colonic Resection

Intervention: Entereg (Drug); Entereg (Drug); placebo (Drug)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Recruiting

Sponsored by: Hartford Hospital

Overall contact:
Kristina Johnson, MD, Phone: 860-548-7336, Email: KJohnson@ctsurgical.com


Entereg (Alvimopan) is a peripherally acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist that has been shown to increase postoperative bowel function in patients after open bowel resection surgery. It has been proven safe and effective for short-term in-house treatment. At the present there are several Drug Use Utilization Evaluation studies reporting results involving the use of alvimopan (ENTEREG) in laparoscopic bowel resection patients. However, this study will be the first randomized, prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial looking at this population. We propose that Entereg will decrease the length of stay by one day in the laparoscopic colon resection patient. We wish to perform a voluntary, double-blinded, placebo controlled study. We plan an enrollment population of 250 patients. Twelve milligrams of Entereg will be administered 30 minutes to 5 hours pre-op followed by 12 mg BID, up to 7 days or 15 total doses. The primary endpoint of the study will be length of stay. The time of GI-2 recovery (toleration of solid food and first bowel movement) and time to GI-3 recovery (toleration of solid food, and flatus or bowel movement) will be secondary endpoints. Estimated Enrollment = 250, Study Start Date: November 2010, Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2012, Estimated Primary Completion Date: Nov 2011.

Clinical Details

Official title: Entereg Laparoscopic Colon Resection Study

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: length of stay in days


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 85 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria: Subject is scheduled to undergo laparoscopic (straight or hand assisted) elective colon resection with primary anastamosis Subject is >18 years of age Subjects can be either male or female Negative pregnancy test (if patient is a premenopausal female) Medically stable as determined by the treating surgeon- i. e., subject has an American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Score of I to III. Subject understands the study procedures, agrees to participate in the study as per the study protocol, and has voluntarily provided informed consent Patients who will be receiving IV Opioid therapy post surgery for pain management. Exclusion Criteria: Subject is pregnant or lactating Subject is currently using opioids or has taken more than 3 doses of opioids (oral or parenteral) in the week prior to surgery. Subject has complete bowel obstruction Subject is not able to understand the informed consent document or is unable to give informed consent Patients who will receive a thoracic epidural for pain management post surgery. Subject has any medical instability or any condition at screening/enrollment which, in the opinion of the investigator, might confound the results of the study or pose additional risk to the subject during the administration of study procedures.

Locations and Contacts

Kristina Johnson, MD, Phone: 860-548-7336, Email: KJohnson@ctsurgical.com

Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut 06102-5037, United States; Recruiting
Kristina Johnson, MD, Principal Investigator
Additional Information

Starting date: November 2010
Last updated: February 25, 2011

Page last updated: August 20, 2015

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