McMaster University

McMaster University

POINTS (Post-Operative Impact of Nasogastric Tubes on rates of emesis in infants diagnosed with pyloric Stenosis: A prospective, randomized controlled pilot trial)

POINTS

Post-Operative Impact of Nasogastric Tubes on rates of emesis in infants diagnosed with pyloric Stenosis: A prospective, randomized controlled pilot trial

Principal Investigator: Dr. Helene Flageole
Current Enrollment Number: 50 patients
Funded By: McMaster Surgical Associates Clinical Research Award

Study Summary

The overall objective of this research trial is to determine the effect of a pre-operatively placed nasogastric tube compared to no nasogastric tube, on post-operative emesis rates and post-operative length of stay in infants with a primary diagnosis of pyloric stenosis treated with pyloromyotomy. This pilot randomized controlled trial was conducted at the McMaster Children's Hospital and the feasibility results were presented at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons national conference (Ottawa, 2011).

After complete recruitment of 50 patients and analysis of pilot data, the next steps for the POINTS study are to secure funding and expand the study to multiple centres in Canada.

 

Resources

Presentations

  • Pemberton J, Vizcarra R, Shochor T, Flageole H. Randomized control trial in pediatric surgery: an introduction to the feasibility of the POINTS trial. Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons (CAPS) Annual Meeting. Ottawa, Ontario 2011-09-22.

 

Manuscripts Submitted

  • Flageole H, Ali A, Pemberton J. Post-Operative Impact of Nasogastric Tubes on Length of Stay in Infants with Pyloric Stenosis (POINTS): A Prospective Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial. Pediatric Surgery International.
    Submitted January 2014.

 

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