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NCT number NCT03251430
Study type Observational [Patient Registry]
Source Nagasaki University
Contact Shinichiro Kobayashi, MD
Phone 81958197316
Email shinichirokobayashi@nagasaki-u.ac.jp
Status Recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date August 20, 2017
Completion date March 31, 2019

Clinical Trial Summary

Osteoporosis after gastrectomy, which is characterized by both the loss of bone mass and the deterioration of bone architecture, is a serious complication in the long course after gastrectomy. The aim of the present study was to evaluate osteoporosis by using high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) in the long course after gastrectomy. In total gastrectomy and distal gastrectomy groups, at least 5 years should have elapsed since gastrectomy.


Clinical Trial Description

The patients after gastrectomy loss appetite and decrease the weight. Total gastrectomy especially cause severe sarcopenia and metabolic change. Osteoporosis after gastrectomy, which is characterized by both the loss of bone mass and the deterioration of bone architecture, is a serious complication in the long course after gastrectomy. The primary tools for assessing volumetric density and bone structure are quantitative computed tomography (QCT) and more recently, high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT). However the validation of osteoporosis with HR-pQCT in the long course after gastrectomy remain elusive. The aim of the present study was to evaluate osteoporosis by using HR-pQCT in the long course after gastrectomy. In total gastrectomy and distal gastrectomy groups, at least 5 years should have elapsed since gastrectomy.


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