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Use of Seamguard to Prevent Leak and Bleeding in Gastrointestinal Surgery

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: NCT01180140
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 11, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 11, 2010
Unidad mixta de Investigación HUC-ULL
University of La Laguna
Information provided by:
Hospital Universitario de Canarias

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to determinate the utility of staple-line reinforcement on lineal gastrointestinal anastomoses.

Hypothesis: Seamguard device will decrease the incidence of leak and bleeding in digestive lineal stapled anastomoses.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Leak on Lineal Stapled Anastomoses Bleeding on Lineal Stapled Anastomoses Device: Seamguard Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 113 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Use of Seamguard to Prevent Digestive Leak and Bleeding on Lineal Stapled Anastomoses: a Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial
Study Start Date : March 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Bleeding

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: 1
without seamguard
Experimental: 2
with seamguard
Device: Seamguard
GORE SEAMGUARD® Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement is specifically engineered to reduce the incidence of perioperative leaks and bleeding in a variety of open and minimally invasive surgeries. Then, after six months, it is completely absorbed eliminating the risk of a prolonged inflammatory response.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients who will need a lineal stapled anastomoses (colon cancer in cecum, for example)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • circular anastomoses
  • bariatric surgery

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01180140

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Hospital Universitario de Canarias
La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, 38320
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Universitario de Canarias
Unidad mixta de Investigación HUC-ULL
University of La Laguna
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Responsible Party: Mª Cruz Correa Flores, HUC Identifier: NCT01180140    
Other Study ID Numbers: Seamguard Study
First Posted: August 11, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 11, 2010
Last Verified: August 2010
Keywords provided by Hospital Universitario de Canarias:
staple-line reinforcement
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pathologic Processes