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RFS - Radiofrequency Perforator Vein Treatment Study (TRIPLE)

This study has been terminated.
(Low enrollment)
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VNUS Medical Technologies, A Covidien Company
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01079598
First received: February 24, 2010
Last updated: April 18, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that patients will improve the immediate treatment outcomes from successive radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of incompetent perforator veins (IPVs).


Condition Intervention
Venous Insufficiency
Device: RF Ablation (ClosureRFS Stylet)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective Multicenter Study on the Treatment of Incompetent Perforators With the VNUS® Closure Radiofrequency Stylet

Further study details as provided by VNUS Medical Technologies, A Covidien Company:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life and clinical assessments compared to pretreatment baseline. [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cessation of Flow through the Perforator vein [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Cessation of incompetent flow and reflux is defined as the absence of blood flow within the treated segment of the perforator vessel at the level the vessel crosses the superficial fascia. Key measures that will be used to evaluate the intervention that are a focus of the study.

  • CEAP classification (Clinical severity, Etiology or cause, Anatomy, Pathophysiology) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Cessation of Flow Reflux through the Perforator vein [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Cessation of incompetent flow and reflux is defined as the absence of blood flow within the treated segment of the perforator vessel at the level the vessel crosses the superficial fascia. Key measures that will be used to evaluate the intervention that are a focus of the study.


Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Treatment
RF ablation with ClosureRFS Stylet
Device: RF Ablation (ClosureRFS Stylet)
Bipolar energy radiofrequency ablation with RFS stylet
Other Names:
  • RFS
  • RFS Stylet
  • ClosureRFS Stylet

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that patients who have competent great saphenous vein (GSV) and short saphenous vein (SSV) or have undergone prior successful endovenous treatment of an incompetent GSV and/or SSV but continue to demonstrate clinical symptoms of peripheral venous insufficiency resulting from incompetent perforator veins (IPVs) will improve the immediate treatment outcomes from successive radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of IPVs veins.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female, ages 18 to 80 years, from all racial and ethnic origin
  • Have the ability to understand the requirements of the study, provide written informed consent to participate, and agree to abide by the study requirements
  • Available for all the follow-up visits and in a physical condition allowing ambulation after the procedure
  • Incompetent GSV and/or SSV in the target limb has been treated at least 3 months before study enrollment or competent GSV and SSV at time of treatment
  • CEAP 4 - 6 classification
  • DUS reflux of ≥0.35 sec or more of the target IPV and/or an intra-fascia diameter of ≥0.3 mm

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute (at Screening) superficial venous thrombosis of either limb
  • Acute (within the prior 3 months) deep venous thrombosis or phlebitis in either limb
  • Complete or near complete deep venous obstruction documented by ultrasound
  • Previously participated in any study involving ClosureRFS
  • Actively participated in any other investigational study within 30 days of enrollment into this study
  • Pregnant at the time of treatment. Status verified by pregnancy test via blood or urine for women ≤ 55 years old.
  • Having a medical condition, serious intercurrent illness, or extenuating circumstance that would significantly decrease study compliance, including all required study follow-up
  • Have any condition that, in the opinion of the Investigator, would jeopardize the safety of the patient or affect the validity of the trial results
  • Have a history of excessive alcohol consumption or any use of illegal drugs rendering the patient unreliable, or at risk during this trial
  • Have undergone major surgery which may result in abnormalities of the target body area, reasonably suspected to compromise the study outcomes
  • Have undergone an invasive procedure of the target body area (e.g., needle biopsy or surgical procedure) within 30 days of enrollment into this study
  • Known incompatibility, such as an allergic reaction to anesthetics to be used in the incompetent perforator vein treatment
  • Patients requiring hyperbaric therapy involving the treated limb during the 6 month post treatment follow-up period
  • Great toe pressure measurement of ≤ 70 mmHg
  • CEAP 6 classified patients receiving high dose steroid medication or the following medications that interfere with normal mechanisms of wound healing, e.g. glucocorticoids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), anti-neoplastic and immunosuppressive drugs, and others like, colchicine and penicillamine.
  • Expressing a body mass index (BMI) of ≥ 35.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01079598

Locations
United States, Alabama
Varicosity Vein Center
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35213
United States, Georgia
Vein Care Pavilion of the South
Evans, Georgia, United States, 30809
United States, Michigan
Allegiance Vascular Health
Jackson, Michigan, United States, 49201
Sponsors and Collaborators
VNUS Medical Technologies, A Covidien Company
Investigators
Study Director: Stephen Mascioli, MD, MPH Covidien
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: VNUS Medical Technologies, A Covidien Company
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01079598     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RFS-09-01
Study First Received: February 24, 2010
Last Updated: April 18, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by VNUS Medical Technologies, A Covidien Company:
IPV
RadioFrequency
QOL

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Venous Insufficiency
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 27, 2014