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Videoendoscopic Drainage of Infected Pancreatic Collections

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Identifier:
First received: May 22, 2003
Last updated: January 12, 2010
Last verified: January 2010

The VARD (Videoendoscopic Assisted Retroperitoneal Drainage) approach as treatment for necrotizing pancreatitis proposes an alternative to standard complicated open abdomen treatment methods.

This treatment involves making a small incision and looking inside the abdomen with a videoendoscope. A videoendoscope is an instrument with a small camera and light on the end. It also has an extension tool that the surgeon can use to clean out any dead and infected tissue in the abdomen.

This approach may reveal a treatment opportunity with faster recovery potential and shorter hospitalizations for patients with necrotizing pancreatitis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreatitis, Acute Necrotizing
Procedure: Videoscopic-Assisted Retroperitoneal Debridement (VARD)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: September 2003

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
  • Pancreatic necrosis or peripancreatic fluid collection following acute pancreatitis noted on CT scan
  • Infected pancreatic necrosis or pancreatic abscess and determined by + FNA (gram stain or culture), as defined by the Atlanta Symposium
  • Not neutropenic or pregnant
  • No prior necrosectomy
  • No pancreatic pseudocyst, either sterile or infected
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00061269

United States, Oregon
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239
Veteran's Administration-Portland
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239
United States, Washington
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98104
Veteran's Administration Puget Sound
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98108
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195
Canada, Ontario
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00061269     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VDIPC (completed)
Study First Received: May 22, 2003
Last Updated: January 12, 2010

Keywords provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):
Infected pancreatic necrosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatitis, Acute Necrotizing
Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017