This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition appendicitis
Treatment breastfeeding
Sponsor Sisli Etfal Training & Research Hospital
Collaborator Istanbul Training and Research Hospital
Start date January 2016
End date December 2016
Trial size 1500 participants
Trial identifier NCT02679547, Breastfeeding


Appendectomy is the most common emergent operative procedure performed worldwide. In this study investigators will investigate if there is a relationship between breast feeding and appendicitis in adults.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case control
Time perspective cross-sectional
The patients with appendicitis
All of the participants and patients will have a questionnaire about their breastfeeding
The participants without appendicitis
All of the participants and patients will have a questionnaire about their breastfeeding

Primary Outcomes

The breastfeeding status questionnaire in the appendicitis patients and participants without appendicitis
time frame: 2 days

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 20 years up to 40 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Subjects has pathologically proven appendicitis for appendicitis group. Exclusion Criteria: - Subjects has American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status classification 4, - Subject has pregnancy, - Subject has malignity, - Subject has chronic illness, - Subjects who won't accept to join the study - Subjects who don't have family members

Additional Information

Description Acute appendicitis accounts for the commonest indication for emergency visits during daily surgical practice. Breast feeding is very important both mother and the child. For the infant, breast feeding has an important role on the maturity of immune system. In the literature search, there are a little studies about the relationship between the breast feeding and appendicitis. In the literature, some studies suggests that the breast feeding may possibly give protection against the development of appendicitis. But the number of the patients and the control groups are limited. Because of that the investigators have planned to make this study with a lot of number of patients.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Sisli Etfal Training & Research Hospital.