Comparison of Transanal Irrigation and Glycerol Suppositories in Treatment of Low Anterior Resection Syndrome

2019-09-18 03:27:50 | BioPortfolio


The study is a multicentre randomized controlled trial with the objective to compare the effect of transanal irrigation with glycerol suppositories in patients suffering from major Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS).


Transanal irrigation (TAI) is used as a second-line treatment following unsuccessful personalised conservative treatment (PCT) of LARS. However, it is unknown if scheduled, initiated defecation with the aid of a glycerol suppository will have the same clinical effect as TAI. Thus, the aim of this study is to compare the effect of TAI with a glycerol suppository in patients suffering from major LARS.

The study is a multi-centre, randomised, controlled, 12 weeks, parallel-group trial comparing treatment with TAI to treatment with glycerol suppositories. Patients will be randomised - stratified by centre and neoadjuvant radiotherapy - in a 1:1 ratio to receive treatment with TAI or glycerol suppositories. Primary endpoint will be assessed by the end of week twelve.

Study Design


Low Anterior Resection Syndrome


Qufora Irrisedo Cone System, Glycerol "OBA"


Not yet recruiting


University of Aarhus

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-18T03:27:50-0400

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