Current Studies - Surgery

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ULISES (IRB# 35619)

Status: Active

 

Investigators:

  • Walter Koltun, M.D.

 

Description:

The purpose of this research is to find out if a study drug administered during the post operative period along with standard medical practice can speed up the recovery of bowel activity following intestinal surgery and reduce Post Operative Ileus (POI is little or no activity in the intestines).

The study consists of a screening period, an in patient treatment period, a follow up phone call 14 days after surgery and a follow up clinic visit 35 days after surgery.

 

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you:

  • are between 18 to 80 years old
  • are scheduled to undergo open bowel resection

You will not be eligible if:

  • you weigh more then 440 pounds
  • need emergent surgery
  • are scheduled to receive a stoma
  • have laparoscopic surgery
  • have epidural anesthesia

 

Additional Study Details:

Compensation:

Time and travel expenses will be compensated with $100.00 after completing the follow up clinic visit 35 days after surgery.

 

Locations:

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

 

Contacts:

Study director: Walter Koltun, M.D., Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

For more information contact: Lee Ann Smith, R.N., CCRC, 717-531-0003, ext. 285155

 

Categories:

  • Colorectal Surgery