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Register: ISRCTN
Last refreshed on: 14 July 2014
Main ID:  ISRCTN79588422
Date of registration: 20/12/2005
Primary sponsor: Academic Medical Centre (AMC) (Netherlands)
Public title: Peri-operative strategy in colonic surgery: LAparoscopy and/or FAst track multimodal management versus standard care (LAFA study) LAFA study
Scientific title:
Date of first enrolment: Jul 1 2005
Target sample size: 400
Recruitment status: Completed/Not recruiting
Study type:  Interventional
Study design:  Multicentre randomised double-blind active controlled parallel group trial  
Countries of recruitment
Key inclusion & exclusion criteria
Inclusion criteria: 1. Aged between 40 and 80 years
2. Colorectal cancer including colon and rectosigmoid cancers
3. Informed consent

Exclusion criteria: 1. Prior midline laparotomy
2. American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) grade IV
3. Laparoscopic surgeon not available
4. Prior upper and/or lower midline laparotomy
5. Emergency colectomy
6. Contraindications for epidural (coagulation disorders)
7. Planned stoma

Age minimum:
Age maximum:
Health Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied
Laparoscopic surgery
Laparoscopic surgery and fast track peri-operative care.
Primary Outcome(s)
1. Total post-operative hospital stay including readmission within 30 days
2. Quality of life measured by validated questionnaires (SF-36/Gigli) at two and four weeks after surgery
3. Medical and non-medical costs
Secondary Outcome(s)
1. Morbidity
2. Patient satisfaction measured by standardised questionnaires
3. Readmission percentage
Secondary ID(s)
NTR222; ZonMw reference: 945-06-901
Source(s) of Monetary Support
The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) (Netherlands)
Secondary Sponsor(s)
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