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Evaluation of Polyflex Stenting in Esophageal Cancer Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 4, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 8, 2011
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University of Louisville

Brief Summary:
To evaluate the effectiveness of an esophageal stent as a way to maintain nutrition during radiation and/or chemotherapy treatment.

Condition or disease
Esophageal Cancer

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 26 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Clinical Evaluation of Polyflex Stenting in Esophageal Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy and/or Radiation Therapy
Study Start Date : March 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2011

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Esophageal cancer patients

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical benefit of the Polyflex Esophageal Stent as a means to maintain oral nutrition during chemotherapy and/or radiation [ Time Frame: 8 - 10 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Esophageal cancer patients who have elected to have a stent placed.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age and older
  • Willing and able to provide informed consent
  • Willing to comply with follow-up requirements
  • Biopsy-confirmed esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma) in mid or distal esophagus (clinical stage 3 or less)
  • Indicated for chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy
  • Ability to dilate stricture to 15mm diameter at extent of disease evaluation
  • Placement of at least 18 x 23mm diameter and 120mm length PolyFlex stent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients contraindicated for endoscopy
  • Patients with prior esophageal stent placements
  • Advance stage of disease, greater than T3 tumor or M1 disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00727376

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United States, Kentucky
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Louisville
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Principal Investigator: Robert Martin, MD University of Louisville

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Robert Martin, MD, University of Louisville Identifier: NCT00727376     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-0132
First Posted: August 4, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 8, 2011
Last Verified: January 2010

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Esophageal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases