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Comparison of Rectal Trumpet and Standard Care

This study has been terminated.
(Unable to recruit target enrollment numbers)
SePA Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society and Hollister
Information provided by:
Christiana Care Health Services Identifier:
First received: March 24, 2006
Last updated: December 19, 2007
Last verified: December 2007

Primary: To determine the effectiveness of the rectal trumpet compared to the standard care in maintaining skin integrity in patients with fecal incontinence.

Hypothesis (H1): There will be no difference in the failure rates of rectal area skin integrity between subjects receiving the rectal trumpet and those receiving treatment as usual (staqndard care).

Secondary: To determine the ease of use, cost-effectiveness, and level of patient comfort with the rectal trumpet compared to the standard care in patients with fecal incontinence.

Secondary (exploratory) hypotheses:

There will be differences in the ease of use of the devices, costs of the devices, and patient comfort relative to the devices.

Condition Intervention
Fecal Incontinence
Device: Rusch Nasopharyngeal Airway

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Clinical Comparison of the Rectal Trumpet and Standard Care in Acutely Ill Patients With Fecal Incontinence

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Further study details as provided by Christiana Care Health Services:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Skin integrity

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Ease of use
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Patient comfort

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: September 2005
Study Completion Date: June 2007
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Diarrhea - two episodes of loose or watery stool in a 12 hour period
  2. ≥ 18 years of age
  3. English-speaking patient or guardian
  4. Intact skin, may be reddened without breakdown
  5. Doctor's order for rectal trumpet if patient randomized to treatment group

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. prolapsed anal sphincter
  2. active rectal bleeding
  3. colorectal cancer
  4. bleeding precautions
  5. rectal tone rated 1 (gaping) or 2 (lax)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00307476

United States, Delaware
Christiana Care Health Systems
Newark, Delaware, United States, 19718
Christiana Care Health Systems-Wilmington
Wilmington, Delaware, United States, 19801
Sponsors and Collaborators
Christiana Care Health Services
SePA Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society and Hollister
Principal Investigator: Denise Netta-Turner, BSN Christiana Care Health Systems
  More Information Identifier: NCT00307476     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 24200
Study First Received: March 24, 2006
Last Updated: December 19, 2007

Keywords provided by Christiana Care Health Services:
Fecal Incontinence
Fecal Containment Devices
Skin Integrity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fecal Incontinence
Rectal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017