S1316, Surgery or Non-Surgical Management in Treating Patients With Intra-Abdominal Cancer and Bowel Obstruction

Official Title

S1316, Prospective Comparative Effectiveness Trial for Malignant Bowel Obstruction


This partially randomized clinical trial studies surgery or non-surgical management in treating patients with intra-abdominal cancer and bowel obstruction. Bowel obstruction is a common problem for advanced cancer patients and can negatively affect quality of life. It is not yet known whether surgery or non-surgical management is the best treatment option for bowel obstruction and can lead to better quality of life.

Trial Description

Primary Outcome:

  • Number of days alive and outside the hospital
Secondary Outcome:
  • Ability to eat
  • Days of nasogastric tube
  • Days of intravenous hydration
  • Days of solid food
  • Overall survival
  • Total self-reported energy intake

View this trial on ClinicalTrials.gov

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