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

December 16, 2011
March 14, 2014
December 2011
March 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • 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
Same as current
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  • 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
Same as current
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Tympanostomy Tube Placement in Children in the Office (Inova Study)
Tympanostomy Tube Placement in Children in the Office (Inova Study)

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.

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Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Otitis Media
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
Experimental: Tube placement group
Intervention: Device: Tube Delivery System (Tula)
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April 2012
March 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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
6 Months to 21 Years
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United States
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Principal Investigator: Jacob W Zeiders, M.D. South Coast Ear, Nose & Throat
March 2014

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