Comparative Study of Circular Stapling Instruments

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (One of the instruments in the study was withdrawn from the market before the calculated number of persons were included.)
First Posted : November 14, 2006
Last Update Posted : June 9, 2008
Information provided by:
Uppsala University Hospital

Brief Summary:
After removing the rectum at surgery, bowel continuity can sometimes be restored by an anastomosis between the anus and the bowel. This anastomosis is most commonly created by the use of surgical circular stapling instruments. In a retrospective pilot study the risk of developing an acute leak in the anastomosis was increased with one of the most commonly used instruments in Sweden as compared to the other brand in use. In the current study the patient is randomized to either one of the instruments after a resection of the rectum for rectal cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Anastomotic Leak Rectal Cancer Device: AutoSuture Premium Plus CEEA/Ethicon Proximate ILS Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 880 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparative Study of Circular Stapling Instruments Concerning the Risk of Anastomotic Dehiscence After Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer.
Study Start Date : January 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2007

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical anastomotic leak

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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:

  • Age over 18
  • Anterior resection for Rectal Cancer
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Can not give informed consent
  • Patient can not be followed

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Uppsala University Hospital
Uppsala, Sweden, 751 85
Sponsors and Collaborators
Uppsala University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Joakim Folkesson, M.D Ph.D. Uppsala University
Principal Investigator: Lars Påhlman, Professor M.D. Ph.D. Uppsala University

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00399009     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Ups03-130
First Posted: November 14, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 9, 2008
Last Verified: June 2008

Keywords provided by Uppsala University Hospital:
Circular stapling devices
anastomotic leak
anastomotic dehiscence
rectal cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rectal Neoplasms
Anastomotic Leak
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes