Temporary Gastric Electrical Stimulation for Drug Refractory Gastroparesis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Medtronic
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas Abell, MD, University of Mississippi Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00432835
First received: February 7, 2007
Last updated: November 1, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
Results First Received: April 11, 2012  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment;   Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Gastroparesis
Intervention: Device: Gastric Electrical Stimulator, Enterra, Medtronics, Inc.

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Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
Patients seeking temporary gastric electric stimulator devices for drug-refractory gastroparesis between August 2005 and October 2006 who met the inclusion criteria and did not have any of the exclusion criteria were offered access to the research protocol.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
No significant events or approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment were performed prior to group assignment.

Reporting Groups
  Description
Gastric Stimactivated Days1-4/Not Activated Days5-8 The sequence followed for patients in Group 1 was: enrollment and acquisition of baseline data, then placement of electrode, then determination of mucosal Electrogastrogram, then randomization to Group 1, then active stimulation for 72 consecutive hours, then a 1 day wash out, then the cross over, which entailed the device remaining inactive for the final 3 study days
Gastric StimulationNotActivated Days1-4/Activated Days5-8 The sequence followed for patients in Group 2 was: enrollment and acquisition of baseline data, then placement of electrode, then determination of mucosal EGG, then randomization to Group 2, then no stimulation whatsoever until Day 5, then the cross over,then active stimulation with the Gastric Electrical Stimulator for 72 consecutive hours.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Gastric Stimactivated Days1-4/Not Activated Days5-8     Gastric StimulationNotActivated Days1-4/Activated Days5-8  
STARTED     28     30  
Completed 1st Intervention     22     23  
Completed 2nd Intervention     22     23  
COMPLETED     22 [1]   23 [2]
NOT COMPLETED     6     7  
Adverse event: lead dislodgement.                 6                 7  
[1] These 22 patients completed the entire 8 day protocol.
[2] These 23 patients completed the entire 8 day protocol.



  Baseline Characteristics


  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Symptom of Vomiting Associated With Gastroparesis   [ Time Frame: Study Day 0 (Baseline), Day 3, Day 7 ]

2.  Primary:   Symptom of Nausea Associated With Gastroparesis   [ Time Frame: Study Day 0 (Baseline), Day 3, Day 7 ]

3.  Primary:   Symptom of Gastric Emptying Time (GET) Associated With Gastroparesis   [ Time Frame: Study Day 0 (Baseline), Day 4, Day 8 ]


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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
New lead implantation techniques now minimize dislodgment (only adverse effect); Parallel, non-crossover protocol will address any carry-over effect after tGES activation OFF; stratification for baseline mucosal EGG and medications may be useful.


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