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Repair of Infected or Contaminated Hernias (RICH)

This study has been completed.
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First received: January 14, 2008
Last updated: November 14, 2011
Last verified: November 2011

January 14, 2008
November 14, 2011
September 2007
December 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Incidence of surgical site events [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Same as current
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Resumption of activities of daily living [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Repair of Infected or Contaminated Hernias
A Multicenter, Prospective, Observational Evaluation of Repair of Infected or Contaminated Hernias (RICH) Using LTM

This is a prospective, multicenter, interventional, observational, open label, single arm, longitudinal evaluation of ventral incisional hernia repair using LTM in contaminated or infected sites. Three interim analyses are planned to examine the incidence of surgical site events, postoperative resumption of activities and hernia recurrence.

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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Device: LTM (Strattice Reconstructive Tissue Matrix)
Surgical mesh
Experimental: 1
Strattice Reconstructive Tissue Matrix
Intervention: Device: LTM (Strattice Reconstructive Tissue Matrix)
Rosen MJ, Denoto G, Itani KM, Butler C, Vargo D, Smiell J, Rutan R. Evaluation of surgical outcomes of retro-rectus versus intraperitoneal reinforcement with bio-prosthetic mesh in the repair of contaminated ventral hernias. Hernia. 2013 Feb;17(1):31-5. doi: 10.1007/s10029-012-0909-2. Epub 2012 Mar 14.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
December 2010
December 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • is an adult ≥18 years old.
  • has need of open abdominal incisional repair of a contaminated or infected site
  • has an estimated hernia size of >9cm2 by physical exam

Exclusion Criteria:

  • has a nidus of chronic colonization
  • has a systemic infection at the time of repair.
  • has chronic conditions: hepatic cirrhosis (w/ or w/o ascites); renal failure w/ hemo- or peritoneal dialysis; incomplete resection of malignant disease; or defined collagen disorder.
  • requires chronic immunosuppressive therapy, including steroids or cytotoxic agents.
  • is bedridden or otherwise non-ambulatory.
  • is ASA Class 4 or 5.
  • has a BMI >40.
  • has conditions that would adversely affect subject safety, as per product labeling, including sensitivities to pork or porcine products.
18 Years and older
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United States
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Principal Investigator: Kamal Itani, MD Boston VA Healthcare System
November 2011

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