Comparison of OpeN VErsus RoboTic Partial Nephrectomy (CONVERT)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04011891|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 9, 2019
Last Update Posted : September 2, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Renal Masses||Procedure: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Procedure: Open Partial Nephrectomy||Not Applicable|
This is an interventional, unblinded RCT where a total of 30 patients who have consented to undergo partial nephrectomy for a T1 renal mass under the care of a uro-oncologist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre will be randomized 1:1 to one of two arms:
Arm A: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Arm B: Open Partial Nephrectomy
Patients will complete all pre-admission testing as per standard of care, regardless of arm allocation. Creatinine and eGFR are measured routinely pre-operatively and these values will be used as a baseline for all patients. In addition to standard pre-admission testing, participants will complete the European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) offered either on paper at the visit or online via an emailed link.
Following either open or robotic partial nephrectomy, participants will be followed as per standard of care. Generally, this includes follow-up at 4-6 weeks, 6 months, 12 months and then either every 6 months thereafter or yearly, depending on pathology. All clinical outcome measures for this study are routinely reported post-operatively and in the follow-up period for partial nephrectomy patients. Quality of life will be assessed at the 4-7 week and 6 month follow-up visits using the EORTC QLQ-C30 offered either on paper at the visit or online via an emailed link. Participants will also be asked to complete a Surgical Recovery/Flank Bulge questionnaire regarding their incision healing and recovery from surgery at the 6-month follow-up visit.
The primary objective of this study is to assess the feasibility of a full RCT comparing perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing robotic vs. open partial nephrectomy at the investigator's institution.
The secondary objective of the study is to compare pilot outcome measures addressing oncologic, functional, and health economics outcomes to assess whether a full RCT is worthwhile and feasible.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Comparison of OpeN VErsus RoboTic Partial Nephrectomy Trial - a Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Actual Study Start Date :||November 1, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||November 1, 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||November 1, 2021|
Active Comparator: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
Partial nephrectomy performed using the DaVinci robotic surgical system.
Procedure: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
Robotic partial nephrectomy using da Vinci robot.
Active Comparator: Open Partial Nephrectomy
Partial nephrectomy performed using the open approach.
Procedure: Open Partial Nephrectomy
Standard open partial nephrectomy
- Recruitment Potential [ Time Frame: Study duration (2 years) ]Rate of accrual [participants per month]
- Suitability of secondary outcome measures [ Time Frame: Study duration (2 years) ]Assess the feasibility of collecting all secondary outcome data. To be assessed qualitatively by the study team and by calculating the proportion of patients with each data point completed.
- Resource Utilization - Operating Room/Robotic Studio Time Availability [ Time Frame: Study duration (2 years) ]Assess the capacity of accommodating surgical time for a full scale clinical trial. Measured by time from decision to treat to surgery date.
- Resource Utilization - Cost of Study Participation [ Time Frame: Study duration (2 years) ]To develop an accurate budget for a full trail, we are assessing the average cost of running the trial per patient, per arm. This calculation will include: cost of study coordinator time (number of hours x hourly wage), additional cost of robotic disposables, and cost of additional testing outside of standard of care.
- Operative Time [ Time Frame: Duration of surgery ]Operative time in minutes
- Warm Ischemia Time [ Time Frame: Duration of surgery ]Measured in minutes from the time of application of first vascular clamp to removal of clamp
- Blood Loss [ Time Frame: Duration of surgery ]Estimated blood loss (mL), transfusion rates, use of hemostatic agents (which agents and how many used)
- Conversion rate to radical nephrectomy or open partial nephrectomy [ Time Frame: Duration of surgery ]Time in minutes from the start of robotic partial nephrectomy to the time decision was made to convert
- Length of Stay [ Time Frame: 1-7 days ]Calculated from day of admission to day of discharge
- Complication Rates [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months post-surgery ]Clavien-Dindo classification and need for/extent of re-intervention
- Renal Function [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months post-surgery ]Creatinine and eGFR measured pre-op, day 1 post-op, 4-7 weeks post-op, 6 months post-op
- Positive margin rate [ Time Frame: 1-3 weeks post-operatively ]Frequency of positive margins as reported in the final pathology report.
- Margin size [ Time Frame: 1-3 weeks post-operatively ]Distance from tumour to surgical margin (mm) as reported in final pathology report.
- Analgesic Requirements [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months post-operatively ]use of epidural, PCA, or oral analgesia
- Quality of Life: EORTC QLQ-C30 [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months post-operatively ]Measured using European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) at 4-7 weeks and 6 months post-operatively
- Surgical Recovery/Flank Bulge [ Time Frame: 6 months from surgical date ]Surveyed at 6 months post-operatively
- Health Economics [ Time Frame: Study duration (2 years) ]Estimated overall cost of surgery for each arm (surgical supplies, length of stay, etc.) and cost of post-operative readmissions and ER visits
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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04011891
|Contact: Robert Hamilton, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Kopika Kuhathaas, BScemail@example.com|
|Princess Margaret Cancer Centre||Recruiting|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2M9|
|Contact: Robert Hamilton, MD 416-946-2909|