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Inguinal Hernia Study Using Biodesign IHM

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: October 30, 2006
Last Update Posted: November 20, 2015
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Cook Biotech Incorporated
MED Institute, Incorporated
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cook Group Incorporated
Aim is to evaluate outcomes of inguinal hernia repair incorporating the standard Lichtenstein (open) repair using Biodesign IHM in a double blind (physician evaluator and patient will be blinded), randomized, prospective comparative study with polypropylene mesh. Primary outcome is recurrence at 1 year. Hernia recurrence will be confirmed via ultrasound or CT scan.

Condition Intervention
Inguinal Hernia Device: Biodesign IHM Device: Polypropylene mesh

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Inguinal Hernia Study: A Double Blinded Randomized Prospective Study

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Further study details as provided by Cook Group Incorporated:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Patients With Inguinal Hernia Recurrence [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2014
Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Biodesign IHM Graft placement
Device: Biodesign IHM
Biodesign IHM is placed to reinforce the hernia repair
Other Name: SurgiSIS IHM
Active Comparator: 2
Polypropylene mesh placement
Device: Polypropylene mesh
Polypropylene mesh is used to reinforce the hernia repair.


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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:

  • 18 years of age
  • Diagnosis of Unilateral inguinal hernia repair
  • Able to provide written consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Incarcerated hernia
  • Allergic or religious beliefs that disallow porcine material
  • Previous hernia repair on the designated hernia site
  • Class IV or V anesthesia requirements
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Peritonitis
  • Life expectancy < 3 years
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00393887

United States, Maryland
University of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cook Group Incorporated
Cook Biotech Incorporated
MED Institute, Incorporated
Principal Investigator: Tracy Timmons, M.D. University of Maryland
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Cook Group Incorporated
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00393887     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-28044
First Submitted: October 26, 2006
First Posted: October 30, 2006
Results First Submitted: July 29, 2015
Results First Posted: August 25, 2015
Last Update Posted: November 20, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015

Keywords provided by Cook Group Incorporated:
Inguinal hernia
Biodesign IHM

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Inguinal
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal