Coffee Trial - Does Coffee Intake Reduce Postoperative Ileus After Elective Colectomy?

2014-08-27 03:15:30 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of the investigators study is to investigate the effects of coffee on the return of bowel function and appetite, length of hospital stay, and complications after elective open colectomy in a prospective randomized trial. The primary efficacy endpoint is time to first bowel movement.


Coffee is a popular beverage. Its effects on general well being, central nervous system and cardiovascular system are well known, but there is limited information regarding its effects on gastrointestinal function.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care




Postoperative coffee intake, no postoperative coffee intake


Enrolling by invitation


University of Heidelberg

Results (where available)

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