Tympanostomy Tube Placement in Children in the Office (Inova Study)

This study has been completed.
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First received: December 16, 2011
Last updated: March 14, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

The objective of the study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Acclarent Tula TDS for the placement of tympanostomy tubes under local anesthesia delivered by iontophoresis in an office/clinic setting.

Condition Intervention
Otitis Media
Device: Tube Delivery System (Tula)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Tympanostomy Tube Placement in Children in the Office (Inova Study)

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Further study details as provided by Acclarent:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Those adverse events which are procedural, serious, and device-related.

  • Device Effectiveness [ Time Frame: Day 0 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The successful delivery of the tympanostomy tube across the tympanic membrane

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Procedure Success [ Time Frame: Day 0 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Successful placement of any tympanostomy tube, with no safety events

  • Tube placement tolerability [ Time Frame: Day 0 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Subject reporting of level of tolerability using the Wong-Baker FACES scale (0-5)

  • Tube Retention [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Presence of the tympanostomy tube across the tympanic membrane at the follow-up visit

Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: December 2011
Study Completion Date: April 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Tube placement group Device: Tube Delivery System (Tula)
Placement of tympanostomy tube by the Acclarent tympanostomy tube delivery system following delivery of anesthetic with Acclarent iontophoresis device
Other Name: Tula TDS


Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months to 21 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Scheduled to undergo tympanostomy tube insertion
  2. At least 6 months old and younger than 22 years old
  3. Behavioral capacity and cooperative temperament to undergo an awake procedure (based on physician judgement)
  4. No history of sensitivity or reaction to anesthesia chosen for the procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnant or lactating females
  2. Significantly atrophic, bimeric, or completely atelectatic tympanic membrane
  3. Otitis externa
  4. Lacerations or abrasions to the external auditory canal or damaged or denuded skin in the auditory canal
  5. Cerumen impaction resulting in a significant amount of cleaning required to visualize the tympanic membrane
  6. Electrically sensitive subjects and subjects with electrically sensitive support systems (pacemakers, defibrillators, etc.)
  7. Anatomy that precludes sufficient visualization of and access to the tympanic membrane
  8. Anatomy that necessitates tympanostomy tube placement in the posterior half of the tympanic membrane
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01496287

United States, Florida
South Coast Ear, Nose & Throat
Port St. Lucie, Florida, United States, 34952
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Jacob W Zeiders, M.D. South Coast Ear, Nose & Throat
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Acclarent
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01496287     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CPR005027
Study First Received: December 16, 2011
Last Updated: March 14, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Otitis Media
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 22, 2014