Trial record 2 of 2 for:    NCT01319812

Study to Determine the Performance of the Astron and Pulsar-18 Stents in Europe (BIOFLEX-I EU)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified June 2014 by Biotronik AG
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Biotronik, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Biotronik AG
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01661231
First received: August 2, 2012
Last updated: June 3, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
  Purpose

BIOFLEX-I EU is the European arm of the BIOFLEX-I IDE study (NCT01319812). Data from BIOFLEX-I EU will be pooled with data in the IDE. The objective of this study is to separately demonstrate the clinical performance of BIOTRONIK's Astron and Pulsar-18 stents in the European arm of the BIOFLEX-I IDE (NCT01319812). The Pulsar-18 stent will be used for the treatment of femoro-popliteal lesions, located in the native superficial femoral artery (SFA) or proximal popliteal artery (PPA), while the Astron stent will be used for the treatment of the common or external iliac artery lesions.


Condition Intervention
Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Device: Astron/Pulsar-18 stent

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: BIOTRONIK - The Treatment of Iliac and Femoral Atherosclerotic Lesions Using the Self-expanding Astron and Pulsar-18 Stents (BIOFLEX-I Europe)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Primary Endpoint for the Astron Stent [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    A composite of the rate of procedure- or stent-related major adverse events (MAEs) at 12 months post-index procedure. The MAE rate includes 30-day mortality, along with 12-month rates of target lesion revascularization (TLR) and index limb amputation.

  • Clinical Primary Endpoint for the Pulsar-18 Stent [ Time Frame: 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Freedom from procedure- or stent-related MAEs at 30 days post-index procedure. The MAE rate includes mortality, TLR and index limb amputation.

  • Performance Primary Endpoint for the Pulsar-18 Stent [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Primary patency rate (defined as freedom from more than 50% restenosis) at 12 months post-index procedure, as measured by duplex ultrasound.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Secondary Endpoint for the Pulsar-18 Stent [ Time Frame: 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Contribution of the individual rates of mortality, TLR and index limb amputation at 30 days post-index procedure to the primary clinical endpoint for the Pulsar-18 stent group

  • Secondary Endpoint for the Astron Stent [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Contribution of the individual rates of 30-day mortality and 12-month TLR and index limb amputation rates to the primary endpoint for the Astron stent.

  • Secondary Endpoint for the Pulsar-18 Stent [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Evaluate the MAE rate of the Pulsar-18 stent group at 12 months post-index procedure, along with the contribution the individual rates of 30-day mortality and 12-month TLR and index limb amputation rates to the overall MAE rate

  • Secondary Endpoint for the Pulsar-18 Stent [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluate the stent fracture rate for the Pulsar-18 stent group at 12 months post-index procedure.

  • Secondary Endpoint for the Astron Stent [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluate the primary patency rate for the Astron stent at 12 months post-index procedure.

  • Secondary Endpoint for Both the Astron and Pulsar-18 Stents [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluate the primary assisted patency rate for the Astron stent and the Pulsar-18 stent group at 12 months post-index procedure.

  • Secondary Endpoint for Both the Astron and Pulsar-18 Stents [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluate the secondary patency rate for the Astron stent and the Pulsar-18 stent group at 12 months post-index procedure.

  • Secondary Endpoint for Both the Astron and Pulsar-18 Stents [ Time Frame: 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluate the 30-day clinical success of the procedure.

  • Secondary Endpoint for Both the Astron and Pulsar-18 Stents [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Compare the ABI measurement(s) of the treated limb(s) between baseline and 12 months post-index procedure.

  • Secondary Endpoint for Both the Astron and Pulsar-18 Stents [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Compare the scores on the Walking Impairment Questionnaire between baseline and 12 months post-index procedure.

  • Secondary Endpoint for Both the Astron and Pulsar-18 Stents [ Time Frame: 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluate the acute procedural success of the Astron stent and the Pulsar-18 stent group

  • Secondary Endpoint for Both the Astron and Pulsar-18 stents [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Evaluate the rates of all individual adverse event types that are not included in the primary endpoint analyses for the Astron and Pulsar-18 stents

  • Comparison of Endpoints Results Between Short and Long Lesions for Pulsar-18 Stent [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Compare the primary and secondary endpoint results between evaluable subjects in the Pulsar-18 stents with lesions from 20 mm to 140 mm in length and evaluable subjects with lesions from 141 mm to 190 mm in length.

  • Comparison of Endpoints Results Between Occlusive and Non-occlusive Lesions for Astron and Pulsar-18 Stents [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Compare the primary and secondary endpoint results between evaluable subjects treated for occlusive lesions (100% stenosis) and evaluable subjects treated for non-occlusive lesions (70% - 99% stenosis) for the Astron stent and the Pulsar-18 stent group.

  • Secondary Endpoint for Both the Astron and Pulsar-18 Stents [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Compare the distance walked during the six-minute walk test between baseline and 12 months post-index procedure


Estimated Enrollment: 456
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Investigational Stents
Device: Astron/Pulsar-18 Stents Implantation of self-expanding, bare-metal, nitinol stents for treatment of peripheral artery disease.
Device: Astron/Pulsar-18 stent
Peripheral Vascular Intervention

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 18 years
  • Willingness to comply with study follow-up requirements.
  • Candidate for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA).
  • Life-style limiting claudication or rest pain with an ABI ≤ 0.9 (resting or exercise). Thigh or toe brachial index (TBI) may be used / performed if ABI is inadequate.
  • Written informed consent.
  • One de novo, restenotic or occluded lesion representing a femoro-popliteal or iliac indication OR Two de novo, restenotic or occluded lesions representing one femoro-popliteal indication and one iliac indication on contralateral limbs - (i.e. one target lesion per limb).
  • Lesions may be one solid lesion or a series of multiple, smaller lesions to be treated as one lesion.
  • Subjects with bilateral, SFA/PPA disease (i.e. one SFA/PPA lesion per limb) are eligible for enrolment into the study. The target lesion will be selected at the investigator's discretion based on study eligibility criteria. The contralateral SFA/PPA intervention may be performed at the time of the index procedure (prior to treatment of study lesion); however, the use of an investigational treatment is prohibited. If the contralateral SFA/PPA intervention is not performed at the time of the index procedure, the intervention must be performed at least 30 days after the index procedure. The use of an investigational treatment for the contralateral intervention is prohibited.
  • Subjects with bilateral, iliac disease (i.e. one iliac lesion per limb) are eligible for enrollment into the study. The target lesion will be selected at the investigator's discretion based on study eligibility criteria. The contralateral iliac intervention may be performed at the time of the index procedure; however, the use of an investigational treatment is prohibited. If the contralateral iliac intervention is not performed at the time of the index procedure, the intervention must be performed at least 30 days after the index procedure. The use of an investigational treatment for the subsequent contralateral intervention is also prohibited.
  • Femoro-popliteal lesions must be located at least 1 cm distal to the profunda femoris artery and at least 3 cm above the knee joint (radiographic joint space).
  • Iliac lesions must be located only in either the common or external iliac artery.
  • Lesions must be treatable with a maximum of two stents.
  • Angiographic evidence of ≥ 70% stenosis or occlusion (operator visual assessment).
  • Lesion length ≤ 190 mm (if de novo or restenotic) or ≤ 100 mm (if occluded).
  • Target vessel reference diameter: 2.5 to 6 mm (SFA/PPA) or 6 to 9 mm (iliac arteries) by visual estimate.
  • Angiographic evidence of patent SFA and PPA (iliac indication) and angiographic evidence of at least one distal vessel runoff to the foot (both femoro-popliteal and iliac indications). Patent is defined as < 50% stenosis.
  • For SFA/PPA intervention, a significant stenosis (> 70%) or occlusion of an ipsilateral, inflow artery (e.g. aortoiliac, common femoral) must be successfully treated with PTA and/or commercially-available stent just prior to treatment of the target lesion. Successful treatment is defined as no complications and less than 30% residual stenosis following intervention.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the course of the study.
  • Life expectancy of less than one year.
  • Rutherford-Becker category 5 or 6. Subjects with ulcers caused by venous disease may be enrolled in the study.
  • Previously stented lesion(s) in the target vessel.
  • Target lesion(s) received previous treatment within 30 days prior to enrollment.
  • Prior peripheral vascular bypass surgery involving the target limb(s).
  • Thrombophlebitis or deep vein thrombosis within the past 30 days.
  • Known allergy to nitinol (nickel and/or titanium).
  • Participation in any other clinical investigational device or drug study. Subjects may be concurrently enrolled in a post-market study, as long as the post-market study device, drug or protocol does not interfere with the investigational treatment or protocol of this study.
  • Previous stroke or transient ischemic attack within the last three months prior to enrollment.
  • Previous coronary or peripheral bypass surgery (non-target limb) within 30 days prior to enrollment.
  • Intolerance to contrast agents that cannot be medically managed and/or intolerance to anti-platelet, anti-coagulant or thrombolytic medications.
  • Refuses blood transfusions.
  • Any medical condition, that in the opinion of the investigator, poses an unacceptable risk for implant of a stent according to the study indications.
  • International Normalized Ratio (INR) ≥ 1.6
  • Concomitant renal failure with serum creatinine level > 2.5 mg/dL
  • Unresolved neutropenia (white blood cell count < 3,000 / µL) or thrombocytopenia (platelet count < 80,000 / µL) at the time of the index procedure.
  • Unresolved bleeding disorder (INR ≥ 1.6) at the time of the index procedure.
  • Presence of other ipsilateral, arterial lesions distal to the target lesion requiring treatment within 30 days of the index procedure (either before or after) or at the time of index procedure.
  • Additional percutaneous interventional procedures (cardiac and/or peripheral) planned within 30 days after the index procedure.
  • Presence of a complication following pre-dilation of target lesion.
  • Presence of a target vessel/lesion that is excessively tortuous or calcified or is adjacent to an acute thrombus that is unresponsive to anti-thrombotic therapies.
  • Target lesion is located within an aneurysm or associated with an aneurysm in the vessel segment either proximal or distal to the target lesion.
  • Target lesion requires the use of cutting balloons, atherectomy or ablative devices.
  • Subjects with less than single vessel runoff to the foot.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01661231

Contacts
Contact: Despoina Voulgaraki, PhD despoina.voulgaraki@biotronik.com

Locations
Austria
Medical University of Graz Recruiting
Graz, Austria
Principal Investigator: Marianne Brodmann, MD         
Principal Investigator: Ernst Pilger, MD         
Belgium
Imelda Ziekenhuis Recruiting
Bonheiden, Belgium
Principal Investigator: Patrick Peeters, MD         
AZ St.-Blasius Hospital Recruiting
Dendermonde, Belgium
Principal Investigator: Marc Bosiers, MD         
Regionaal Ziekenhuis Heilig Hart Tienen Recruiting
Tienen, Belgium
Principal Investigator: Koen Keirse, MD         
Germany
Klinikum Arnsberg, Karolinen Hospital Huesten Recruiting
Arnsberg, Germany
Principal Investigator: Michael Lichtenberg, MD         
Universitätsklinikum Münster Recruiting
Münster, Germany
Principal Investigator: Holger Reinecke, MD         
Switzerland
University Hospital of Bern Recruiting
Bern, Switzerland
Principal Investigator: Iris Baumgartner, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Biotronik AG
Biotronik, Inc.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Marianne Brodmann, MD Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Biotronik AG
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01661231     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C1106
Study First Received: August 2, 2012
Last Updated: June 3, 2014
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Austria: Agency for Health and Food Safety
Belgium: Ethics Committee
Switzerland: Ethikkommission

Keywords provided by Biotronik AG:
Vascular intervention
Endovascular
Peripheral stent

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Atherosclerosis
Arteriosclerosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases

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