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Efficiency of TISSEEL for Sleeve Gastrectomy Complications

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2014 by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens
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Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens Identifier:
First received: June 5, 2012
Last updated: May 19, 2014
Last verified: May 2014

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy has emerged over the last 20 years as a treatment of choice in the surgical management of patients with morbid obesity. However, this restrictive procedure is accompanied by outcomes such as gastric fistula (5%), postoperative hemorrhage (1%) and intra-abdominal loco regional collections (1%). At present, there is no sufficiently reliable technique to prevent these complications.

Condition Intervention Phase
Morbid Obesity
Drug: tisseel
Other: no tisseel
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Prospective Clinical Study Evaluating the Usefulness of Fibrin Glue (TISSEEL® KIT) to Prevent Gastric Fistula, Intra Abdominal Haemorrhage and Intra Abdominal Loco Regional Collections After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Further study details as provided by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • presence of post-operative complications [ Time Frame: post operative day 30 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

    The primary endpoint corresponds to the presence of complications after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy during the follow up period. A complication is considered as "present" if at least one of the following three items is present:

    • Gastric fistula
    • Postoperative hemorrhage
    • intra-abdominal locoregional collection

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The gastric fistula's rate [ Time Frame: post operative day 30 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • The postoperative hemorrhage's rate [ Time Frame: post-operative day 30 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • The intra-abdominal locoregional collection's rate [ Time Frame: post-operative day 30 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • the length of stay [ Time Frame: post-operative day 30 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • the rate of readmission [ Time Frame: post-operative day 30 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • the rate of reintervention [ Time Frame: post-operative day 30 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • the overall mortality at one month [ Time Frame: post-operative day 30 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • the specific mortality at one month [ Time Frame: post-operative day 30 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • the rate of postoperative morbidity [ Time Frame: postoperative day 30 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    the morbidity will be evaluated according to the clavien dindo classification

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: February 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: tisseel
tisseel will be applied during the surgery
Drug: tisseel
The product will be given as a 2 mL bottle per patient, which will be spread along the staple line. If necessary, a second bottle of 2 mL is used. The precautions for use are described in the user manual.
Placebo Comparator: no tisseel
no tisseel will be applied during the surgery
Other: no tisseel
the surgeon does not applied tissucol during the surgery

Detailed Description:

The hypothesis is the following : the use of fibrin glue (Tissucol ®) during Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy would reduce the incidence of complications (gastric fistula, intra-abdominal hemorrhage and intra-abdominal locoregional collection).

The aim is to investigate whether the use of fibrin glue (Tissucol®) during Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy reduces the incidence of postoperative complications (gastric fistula, intra-abdominal hemorrhage and intra-abdominal locoregional collection)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Obesity requiring bariatric surgery (Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy) according to the Haute Autorité de Santé
  • Patients younger than 60 years old
  • BMI ≤ 60 kg/m2
  • Surgery accepted by an Obesity-related specific committee
  • Patient with social protection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous bariatric or gastric surgery
  • BMI > 60 kg/m2
  • Under 18 years old
  • Allergy to Tissucol®
  • peroperative fistula
  • Consent not signed
  • Incapable of giving his opinion
  • Pregnancy or breast-feeding
  • Contraindication to surgery
  • ASA classification IV
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01613664

Contact: Jean-Marc REGIMBEAU, MD, phD +33322667928

North Universitary Hospital Recruiting
Amiens, France, 80054
Principal Investigator: Jean-Marc REGIMBEAU, MD, phD         
Charles Nicolle Universitary Hospital Not yet recruiting
Rouen, France, 76031
Principal Investigator: michel scotte, MD phD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens
Principal Investigator: Jean-Marc REGIMBEAU, MD,phD chu amiens
Principal Investigator: michel scotte, MD PhD chu Rouen
  More Information

Responsible Party: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens Identifier: NCT01613664     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PI11-PR REGIMBEAU-2
Study First Received: June 5, 2012
Last Updated: May 19, 2014
Health Authority: France : ANSM French health product Safety Agency

Keywords provided by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Amiens:
surgical management
sleeve gastrectomy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity, Morbid
Body Weight
Nutrition Disorders
Signs and Symptoms
Fibrin Tissue Adhesive
Hematologic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on November 20, 2014