Comparison of Two Types of Shunts in Infants With Single Ventricle Defect Undergoing Staged Reconstruction--Pediatric Heart Network

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Pediatric Heart Network
Information provided by:
New England Research Institutes
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00115934
First received: June 26, 2005
Last updated: August 2, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
Results First Received: September 14, 2010  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Heart Defects, Congenital
Interventions: Procedure: Blalock-Taussig pulmonary artery shunt
Procedure: Right ventricular to pulmonary artery shunt

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Recruitment Details
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Subjects undergoing a Norwood were randomized to MBTS or RVPAS at 15 North American centers.

Pre-Assignment Details
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There were no pre-assignment requirements beyond the initial screening criteria.

Reporting Groups
  Description
MBTS Blalock-Taussig pulmonary artery shunt
RVPAS Right ventricular to pulmonary artery shunt

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    MBTS     RVPAS  
STARTED     279 [1]   276 [2]
COMPLETED     275     274  
NOT COMPLETED     4     2  
Lost to Follow-up                 1                 0  
Did not receive intervention                 3                 2  
[1] 279 randomized to MBTS, but 3 did not have a Norwood surgery; one was withdrawn-with limited data.
[2] 276 randomized to RVPAS, but 2 did not have a Norwood surgery and were excluded from analyses.



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
MBTS Blalock-Taussig pulmonary artery shunt
RVPAS Right ventricular to pulmonary artery shunt
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
    MBTS     RVPAS     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  275     274     549  
Age  
[units: participants]
     
<=18 years     275     274     549  
Between 18 and 65 years     0     0     0  
>=65 years     0     0     0  
Age  
[units: days]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
  5.1  ± 4.1     5.0  ± 4.0     5.1  ± 4.0  
Gender  
[units: participants]
     
Female     107     102     209  
Male     168     172     340  
Region of Enrollment  
[units: participants]
     
United States     268     266     534  
Canada     7     8     15  



  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Proportion of Patients Who Died or Received a Heart Transplant   [ Time Frame: Measured at 12 months ]

2.  Secondary:   Proportion of Deaths or Heart Transplants Over Time From Randomization to the End of the Trial   [ Time Frame: From Randomization to the End of the Trial, an average of 32 months ]

3.  Secondary:   Echocardiographic Measures of Heart Size and Function: Right Ventricle (RV) End-diastolic Volume Indexed to Body Surface Area (BSA)   [ Time Frame: Measured post-Norwood, an average of 17 days post-Norwood ]

4.  Secondary:   Echocardiographic Measures of Heart Size and Function: RV End-diastolic Volume Indexed to BSA   [ Time Frame: Measured pre-stage II surgery, an average of 15 days pre-stage II surgery ]

5.  Secondary:   Echocardiographic Measures of Heart Size and Function: RV End-diastolic Volume Indexed to BSA   [ Time Frame: Measured at 14 months of age ]

6.  Secondary:   Echocardiographic Measures of Heart Size and Function: RV End-systolic Volume Indexed to BSA   [ Time Frame: Measured post-Norwood, an average of 17 days post-Norwood ]

7.  Secondary:   Echocardiographic Measures of Heart Size and Function: RV End-systolic Volume Indexed to BSA   [ Time Frame: Measured pre-stage II surgery, an average of 15 days pre-stage II surgery ]

8.  Secondary:   Echocardiographic Measures of Heart Size and Function: RV End-systolic Volume Indexed to BSA   [ Time Frame: Measured at 14 months of age ]

9.  Secondary:   Echocardiographic Measures of Heart Size and Function: RV Ejection Fraction   [ Time Frame: Measured post-Norwood, an average of 17 days post-Norwood ]

10.  Secondary:   Echocardiographic Measures of Heart Size and Function: RV Ejection Fraction   [ Time Frame: Measured pre-stage II surgery, an average of 15 days pre-stage II surgery ]

11.  Secondary:   Echocardiographic Measures of Heart Size and Function: RV Ejection Fraction   [ Time Frame: Measured at 14 months of age ]

12.  Secondary:   Angiographic Findings: Left Pulmonary Artery Size   [ Time Frame: Measured pre-stage II surgery, on average 26 days prior to stage II palliation ]

13.  Secondary:   Angiographic Findings: Right Pulmonary Artery Size   [ Time Frame: Measured pre-stage II surgery, on average 26 days prior to stage II palliation ]

14.  Secondary:   Unintended Cardiovascular Interventional Procedures   [ Time Frame: From Randomization to 12 months ]

15.  Secondary:   Complications: Total Number Experienced During Norwood Hospitalization   [ Time Frame: Norwood Hospitalization, an average of 36 days ]

16.  Secondary:   Complications: Total Number Experienced From Norwood Discharge to Stage II Discharge   [ Time Frame: From Norwood Discharge to Stage II discharge, an average of 4.2 months ]
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Measure Type Secondary
Measure Title Complications: Total Number Experienced From Norwood Discharge to Stage II Discharge
Measure Description Complications, reported as 'Other Adverse Events' in the safety section, are those adverse events that were not considered serious. Many normal peri-operative occurrences meet the standard criteria of an adverse event; therefore, for this trial a serious adverse event was (a) death, (b) acute shunt failure requiring intervention, (c) cardiac arrest requiring CPR and medications, (d) cardiopulmonary insufficiency requiring ECMO, (e) cardiovascular re-operation (unplanned), (f) necrotizing enterocolitis requiring laparotomy, and (g) any event considered by the study investigator as serious.
Time Frame From Norwood Discharge to Stage II discharge, an average of 4.2 months  
Safety Issue Yes  

Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
These numbers reflect those patients who were discharged from the hospital after the Norwood procedure and were transplant free.

Reporting Groups
  Description
MBTS Blalock-Taussig pulmonary artery shunt
RVPAS Right ventricular to pulmonary artery shunt

Measured Values
    MBTS     RVPAS  
Number of Participants Analyzed  
[units: participants]
  219     233  
Complications: Total Number Experienced From Norwood Discharge to Stage II Discharge  
[units: complications]
  367     515  


Statistical Analysis 1 for Complications: Total Number Experienced From Norwood Discharge to Stage II Discharge
Groups [1] All groups
Method [2] Poisson Regression
P Value [3] 0.002
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[2] Other relevant method information, such as adjustments or degrees of freedom:
  The offset parameter used in this analysis was the log of the number of patients per treatment arm.
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17.  Secondary:   Complications: Total Number Experienced From Stage II Discharge to 14 Months of Age   [ Time Frame: From Stage II Discharge to 14 Months of Age, an average of 8.9 months ]


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  Limitations and Caveats
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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
As in all surgical trials comparing two operations, it was not possible to blind the personnel caring for the subjects to the intervention. However, the components of the primary endpoint, death and transplantation, are discrete objective events.


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