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An Open Label, Prospective, One Arm, Feasibility, Study for The Use of Halevy Kit for the Treatment of Perianal Fistulas in Patients With Crohn's Disease

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00653094
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2008 by ResQ Medical Ltd.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : April 4, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 4, 2008
Information provided by:
ResQ Medical Ltd

Brief Summary:
Today, there is no available equipment specifically designed for the procedure of instillation of fibrin glue for the repair of perianal fistulae. The currently used equipment involves surgical tools generally used for fistula surgeries, and injection syringes designed for general use. The injection of biological adhesives is performed using standard adhesive syringes that are not specially designed for use in perianal fistulae. The use of the semi-flexible metal probes can cause trauma to tissue and injure the fistula tract, creating an additional path, and the injection syringe and catheter are often inconvenient for perianal use. This study was design to test the use of Halevy kit, by gastroenterology specialist, as a non traumatic probing, mechanical debridement and injecting or inserting device for treatment substances in perianal fistulas. In this study a gastroenterologist will perform the procedure, in each procedure a trained colorectal surgeon will be present during the surgery to oversee the procedure and to provide surgical help if required.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Crohn Disease Fistula Device: Halevy kit Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 10 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open Label, Prospective, One Arm, Feasibility, Study for The Use of Halevy Kit for the Treatment of Perianal Fistulas in Patients With Crohn's Disease
Study Start Date : June 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
A Device: Halevy kit
the use of Halevy kit in Crohn patients with Fistulas

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Success of cannulation of the perianal fistula using the Pathway Probe Catheter will be evaluated [ Time Frame: after sugery ]
  2. Success in using the cleaning brush in preparing the fistula for biologic adhesive injection will be evaluated [ Time Frame: after surgery ]
  3. Success in inserting a draining Seton into the fistula tract by the Halevy kit [ Time Frame: after surgery ]
  4. Success of injecting biologic adhesive into the fistula tract using the designated catheter will be evaluated [ Time Frame: after surgery ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Control of sphincter will be evaluated by -the Cleveland continence score [ Time Frame: after follow up ]
  2. Discharge from fistula will be evaluated by a questionnaire comparing the situation before and after surgery. [ Time Frame: after follow up ]
  3. Healing of the fistula will be evaluated by a physical examination [ Time Frame: after follow up ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and Female age greater than 18
  • Patients suffering from Crohn's disease
  • Patients with any number of simple or complex fistulas who require surgical intervention, requiring the insertion of a drain (Seton) into the fistula tract, and/or injection of biologic adhesive, or an anal fistula plug
  • Able and willing to sign an informed consent
  • Patient will be available for follow up.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or lactating woman. Woman of childbearing potential will undergo a pregnancy test at the beginning of the trial
  • Known immunodeficiency.
  • Exclusion Criteria for injecting biologic adhesive:

    • Known allergy to fibrin glue or one of its components.
    • An undrained perianal abscess, diagnosed by a physical examination or imaging methods.
  • Known Alcohol or drug abuse

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00653094

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Contact: Eran Mr Goldin, Prof 02-6776848
Contact: Haim Mr Halevi, Dr. 052-2479211

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Hadassah medical center
Jerusalem, Israel
Contact: Eran Mr Goldin, Prof         
Principal Investigator: Eran dr Goldin, Prof         
Sub-Investigator: Yossi Mr Lissi, Dr.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
ResQ Medical Ltd
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Principal Investigator: Eran MR Goldin, Prof Hadassah Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Elisha Yalin, ResQ Medical Ltd Identifier: NCT00653094    
Other Study ID Numbers: H.K.prot.02-03-08
First Posted: April 4, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 4, 2008
Last Verified: April 2008
Keywords provided by ResQ Medical Ltd:
fibrin glue
seton drainage
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Crohn Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical