The Pancreatic and Periampullary Resection Arginine Immunomodulation (PRIMe) Trial

Official Title

The Pancreatic and Periampullary Resection Arginine Immunomodulation (PRIMe) Trial: A Randomized Phase II Trial of the Impact of Perioperative Immunomodulation on Immune Function Following Resection for Pancreatic or Periampullary Adenocarcinoma

Summary:

This is a randomized controlled blinded superiority trial to evaluate the impact of perioperative immunosupplementation on immune function following resection of pancreatic or periampullary adenocarcinoma.

Trial Description

Primary Outcome:

  • Natural killer (NK) cell killing
Secondary Outcome:
  • Secondary immune function outcomes: Immune cell subsets
  • Secondary immune function outcomes: NK cell activating and inhibitory receptors
  • Secondary immune function outcomes: amino acid levels
  • Incidence of pancreatic fistula
  • Postoperative wound complication and surgical site infection
  • Length of stay
  • 90-day postoperative complications (Clavien-Dindo 3-5)
  • 90-day postoperative mortality
  • Disease-free survival
  • Overall Survival
This is a 1:1:1 randomized controlled blinded superiority trial to evaluate the impact of perioperative immunosupplementation on immune function following resection of pancreatic or periampullary adenocarcinoma. Two variations of immunosupplementation will be compared to control nutritional supplement containing whey protein with an additional teaspoon (tsp) of placebo oil. These variations will be 1) a powdered formula containing whey protein and arginine (Active A) with an additional tsp of lipid bolus containing omega-3 fatty acids, and 2) a powdered formula containing whey protein and arginine (Active A) with an additional tsp of placebo oil which does not contain omega-3 fatty acids. The control nutritional supplement will be a powdered formula containing whey protein with an additional tsp of placebo oil.

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