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Clinical Trial for Fibrin Sealant in Knee Surgery

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
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Information provided by:
Sanquin Research & Blood Bank Divisions Identifier:
First received: February 26, 2007
Last updated: June 1, 2015
Last verified: June 2015
  • Thermogenesis is a company that sells a machine for the production of fibrin sealant of single donor plasma, the CryoSeal Fibrin Sealant System (CS-1).
  • Fibrin sealant consists of two components: cryoprecipitate and thrombin. Cryoprecipitate is the fraction of human plasma that contains concentrated coagulation factors, such as fibrinogen. Thrombin is an enzyme that facilitates the conversion of fibrinogen into fibrin, so that a clot will be formed.
  • Fibrin sealant can be used in surgery to increase hemostasis in the wound after e.g. knee- or hip replacement, cosmetical surgery or partial liverresections.
  • Until now, mainly autologous plasma was used to produce fibrin sealant with the CS-1. Within Sanquin there is a question whether fibrin sealant can be produced from the allogeneic quarantaine plasma that is in stock. Therefore in this study will be studied whether allogenous single donor fibrin sealant produced using the CS-1 is effective in wound healing and as consequence of this can be registered as a product of Sanquin. To answer these questions a national working party is formed, working party Fibrin Sealant.
  • So far, three man personnel in Sanquin Blood Bank Nort East Region (SBNO) are certified by Thermogenesis to use the CS-1 for production of fibrin sealant and an in vitro validation has been performed.
  • The next step will be a study for the in vivo effectiveness of fibrin sealant produced of single donor allogeneic quarantaine plasma using the CS-1. As control patients without fibrin sealant treatment will be studied. Two hospitals (Refaja Hospital in Stadskanaal and Wilhelmina hospital in Assen) are already interested in participating in this study. Probably, three more hospitals will participate.
  • The use of fibrin sealant will be studied in a prospective randomized trial for patients undergoing knee and hip replacements.

Condition Intervention
Total Knee-replacement Total Hip-replacement Drug: Single donor Allogenous Fibrin Sealant

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Randomized Clinical Trial for Fibrin Sealant in Knee Surgery

Further study details as provided by Sanquin Research & Blood Bank Divisions:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • wound healing

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • total blood loss until 24h post-operative
  • amount of blood transfused
  • motion of the joint (knee) after surgery
  • amount of pain after surgery
  • use of antibiotics
  • wound infections
  • stay in hospital
  • adverse events
  • satisfaction with fibrin sealant as used by the physician

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: December 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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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, minimum of 18 years
  • Gender, man or woman
  • Admission of the patient after informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Liver failure
  • Congenital or acquired coagulation disorders
  • Thrombocytopenia, < 100 x10^9 PLT/L
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00440921

Sponsors and Collaborators
Sanquin Research & Blood Bank Divisions
Study Chair: Coen van Delden, PhD Sanquin Blood Bank North East Region
  More Information Identifier: NCT00440921     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RP06.008
Study First Received: February 26, 2007
Last Updated: June 1, 2015

Keywords provided by Sanquin Research & Blood Bank Divisions:
fibrin sealnat
knee replacement
hip replacement
woud healing
blood loss
clinical trial

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fibrin Tissue Adhesive
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