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A Clinical tRial of Endobronchial Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of MEDiastinal lymphadenopathY (REMEDY) (REMEDY)

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: NCT00932854
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2011 by Sam Janes, University College London Hospitals.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : July 3, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 18, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sam Janes, University College London Hospitals

Brief Summary:
Enlarged glands in the chest (mediastinal lymphadenopathy) is a common problem and may have a variety of different causes. In the past an operation (mediastinoscopy) was required to diagnose the glands. Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a new procedure that may be able to diagnose these glands without the need for mediastinoscopy. The REMEDY trial aims to examine whether EBUS can reduce the number of mediastinoscopies and healthcare costs in patients with enlarged glands in the chest.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Isolated Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy Sarcoidosis Tuberculosis Lung Cancer Lymphoma Procedure: EBUS Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Although the literature is replete with data on the utility of Endobronchial Ultrasound for lung cancer, there are very few data available on its role in the diagnosis of isolated mediastinal lymphadenopathy due to other causes such as sarcoid, tuberculosis or lymphoma. The REMEDY trial aims to evaluate the accuracy of EBUS in this setting and assess any reduction in the number of mediastinoscopies and healthcare costs.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 75 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Clinical tRial of Endobronchial Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Isolated MEDiastinal lymphadenopathY (REMEDY)
Study Start Date : July 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: EBUS
All patients in the trial will undergo EBUS for the diagnosis of isolated mediastinal lymphadenopathy. If this investigation is negative then the patient will be referred for mediastinoscopy.
Procedure: EBUS
Endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration will be performed under conscious sedation and as an outpatient procedure. Additional bronchoscopy, transbronchial biopsies and bronchoalveolar lavage will be performed at the investigator's discretion.
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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of mediastinoscopies prevented and healthcare costs [ Time Frame: At diagnosis ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Length of hospital stay [ Time Frame: At diagnosis ]
  2. Sensitivity and false negative rate of endobronchial ultrasound [ Time Frame: At study completion ]

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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:

  • Consecutive patients with undiagnosed mediastinal lymphadenopathy (>1cm in short axis) on CT or PET-CT scan for whom pathological evaluation is clinically indicated.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients without informed consent, those with anterior mediastinal lesions or with contra-indications to EBUS or mediastinoscopy will be excluded.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00932854

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United Kingdom
University College London Hospital
London, United Kingdom, WC1E 5DB
Sponsors and Collaborators
University College London Hospitals
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Principal Investigator: Sam Janes, MD PhD University College, London
Study Director: Neal Navani, MD Univeristy College London
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Sam Janes, Reader in Respiratory Medicine, University College London Hospitals Identifier: NCT00932854    
Other Study ID Numbers: REMEDY 09/0090
First Posted: July 3, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 18, 2011
Last Verified: October 2011
Keywords provided by Sam Janes, University College London Hospitals:
Mediastinal lymphadenopathy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Mycobacterium Infections
Actinomycetales Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases