Evaluation of Fibrin Sealant 2 in Retroperitoneal or Intra-Abdominal Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 28, 2006
Last Update Posted : January 9, 2009
OMRIX Biopharmaceuticals
Information provided by:
Ethicon, Inc.

Brief Summary:
A comparison of fibrin sealant 2 versus Surgicel® as an addition to standard surgical practice in stopping mild to moderate soft tissue bleeding during retroperitoneal or intra-abdominal surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Blood Loss, Surgical Drug: Fibrin Sealant 2 (FS2) Device: Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose (Surgicel) Phase 3

Detailed Description:
The time it will take to stop bleeding will be measured and compared between patients who are treated with fibrin sealant 2 to those who are treated with Surgicel®.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 135 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Evaluation of Fibrin Sealant 2 (FS2) as an Adjunct to Hemostasis for Soft Tissue Bleeding During Retroperitoneal or Intra-Abdominal Surgery
Study Start Date : February 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Bleeding
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Fibrin Sealant 2 (FS2)
Drug: Fibrin Sealant 2 (FS2)
FS2 Surgical Sealant Kit: Biological Active Component containing Human Fibrinogen 55-85 mg/mL and Thrombin containing Thrombin 800-1200 IU/mL and Calcium Chloride 5.6-6.2 mg/mL
Other Names:
  • tissue adhesive
Active Comparator: 2
Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose (Surgicel)
Device: Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose (Surgicel)
Commercially available Surgicel used within label.
Other Name: Surgicel*

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hemostatic success within 10 minutes. [ Time Frame: Intraoperative ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Absence of bleeding at pre-defined time points within 10 minutes [ Time Frame: Intraoperative ]
  2. Incidence of treatment failures [ Time Frame: Intraoperative ]
  3. Incidence of potential bleeding-related complications [ Time Frame: 24 hr prior to discharge, Day 7-14 ]
  4. Adverse events [ Time Frame: Intraoperative, 24 hr prior to discharge, Day 7-14 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and Female subjects requiring non-emergent retroperitoneal or intra-abdominal surgical procedures
  • Presence of an appropriate soft-tissue target bleeding site (challenging bleeding site for which topical hemostatic adjuncts might typically be used) as identified intra-operatively by the surgeon
  • Subjects must be willing to participate in the study and provide written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects undergoing emergency surgery
  • Parenchymal or anastomotic bleeding sites will not be considered for randomization
  • Subjects with any intra-operative findings identified by the surgeon that may preclude conduct of the study procedure
  • Subjects with known intolerance to blood products or to one for the components of the study product
  • Subjects unwilling to receive blood products
  • Subjects with known autoimmune immunodeficiency diseases (including known HIV
  • Subjects who are known, current alcohol and/or drug abusers
  • Subjects who have participated in another investigational drug or device research study within 30 days of enrollment
  • Female subjects who are pregnant or nursing

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00307515

United States, California
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90027
United States, Florida
Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32216
Miami Research Associates
Miami, Florida, United States, 33173
United States, Georgia
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia, United States, 30912
United States, Iowa
The Iowa Clinic
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309
United States, Maryland
St. Agnes Healthcare, Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21229
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
United States, New Jersey
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, New Jersey, United States, 08103
United States, New York
Mt. Sinai Hospital
New York, New York, United States, 10029
GYN Oncology Associates
Syracuse, New York, United States, 13202
United States, Oregon
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97239
United States, Pennsylvania
Lehigh Valley Hospital
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States, 18103
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15206
Lankenau Hospital
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States, 19096
United States, Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
The Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ethicon, Inc.
OMRIX Biopharmaceuticals
Study Director: James Hart, MD Ethicon, Inc.

Responsible Party: Jonathan Batiller, MBA, Ethicon Identifier: NCT00307515     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 400-05-006
First Posted: March 28, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 9, 2009
Last Verified: January 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Blood Loss, Surgical
Pathologic Processes
Intraoperative Complications
Fibrin Tissue Adhesive