Comparative Study on Self-adhesive Mesh for Open Inguinal Hernia Repair

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2009 by The University of Hong Kong.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
Tung Wah Hospital
Information provided by:
The University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00960011
First received: August 13, 2009
Last updated: August 17, 2009
Last verified: August 2009
  Purpose

Tension-less mesh repair is the most common procedure for inguinal hernia. Conventional heavy weight polypropylene meshes have been reported to stimulate inflammatory reaction and this is responsible for mesh shrinkage and postoperative chronic groin pain. Moreover, the fixation of the mesh with sutures is a tedious procedure and accounts for the majority of the operating time. A self gripping semi-absorbable mesh has been developed for anterior tension free inguinal hernia repair. It has the benefit of light weight property and does not require sutures for fixation. This study aims to compare the outcome of this self-gripping light weight mesh with the conventional heavy weight polypropylene mesh in inguinal hernia repair.


Condition Intervention Phase
Inguinal Hernia Repair
Device: PROGRIP
Device: POLYPROPYLENE
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Self Gripping Semi-resorbable Mesh (PROGRIP) With Polypropylene Mesh in Open Inguinal Hernia Repair - a Randomized Study

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Further study details as provided by The University of Hong Kong:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Operating time from skin incision to wound closure [ Time Frame: Day 1 after operation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Seroma formation, post-operative pain, analgesic used, recurrence rate, chronic discomfort, patients satisfaction [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: June 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: PROGRIP
Use of PROGRIP mesh for open inguinal hernia repair
Device: PROGRIP
Use of PROGRIP mesh for open inguinal hernia repair
Other Name: PROGRIP MESH
Active Comparator: POLYPROPYLENE
Use of Polypropylene mesh for open inguinal hernia repair
Device: POLYPROPYLENE
Use of Polypropylene mesh in open inguinal hernia repair
Other Name: Polypropylene mesh

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age above 18 and below 90
  • Male or female patients
  • Unilateral inguinal hernia
  • First occurrence hernia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inguino-scrotal hernia
  • Recurrent inguinal hernia
  • Incarcerated hernia
  • Bilateral inguinal hernia
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00960011

Contacts
Contact: Joe KM Fan, MBBS FRCS 28554763 drjoefan@yahoo.com
Contact: WL Law, MBBS MS FRCS 28554763 lawwl@hku.hk

Locations
China
Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong Recruiting
HKSAR, China, China
Sub-Investigator: Oswens SH Lo, MBBS FRCS         
Sub-Investigator: KY Wong, MBBS FRCS         
Sub-Investigator: Jensen TC Poon, MBBS FRACS         
Sub-Investigator: WL Law, MBBS MS FRCS         
Sub-Investigator: Bernard Lim, MBBS FRCS         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Hong Kong
Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
Tung Wah Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joe KM Fan, MBBS FRCS Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Dr. Joe KM Fan / Associate Consultant, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00960011     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HERN-PROGRIP-01
Study First Received: August 13, 2009
Last Updated: August 17, 2009
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by The University of Hong Kong:
Inguinal hernia
mesh
progrip

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia
Hernia, Inguinal
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 28, 2014