New Type of a Pancreaticojejunostomy

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2008 by University of Tampere.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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University of Tampere Identifier:
First received: May 9, 2007
Last updated: June 9, 2008
Last verified: June 2008
Previously we have demonstrated in animal experiments,that pancreas is extremely vulnerable to handling, reacting with the development of pancreatitis. In human pancreatic surgery, post-operative pancreatitis mediates many other post-operative complications. A new anastomosis was developed to diminish the injury, as being without any stitches going through the pancreas. The aims were to study up to 30 patients as phase one study, with an interim analysis in this open uncontrolled trial after the first few patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pancreaticojejunostomy After Pancreatic Head Resection
Procedure: Pancreaticojejunostomy without stiches through the pancreas
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: New Type of a Pancreaticojejunostomy - a Pilot Study

Further study details as provided by University of Tampere:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pancreatic fistula, other complications [ Time Frame: One year from operation ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patency of the pancreaticojejunostomy [ Time Frame: One year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: December 2006
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Pancreaticojejunostomy without stiches through the pancreas
    The pancreas is cut with knife, without electric cautery and without stay sutures. Bleeding is controlled with 2-3 exactly placed stiches. The pancreatic stump is sunk inside the jejunum, which is tightened around the pancreas with a purse string. A biodegradable stent is left into the pancreatic duct to prevent its occlusion when tightning the purse string.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients scheduled to undergo peancreatic head resection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those who refuse from the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00471627

Contact: Isto H Nordback, M.D. +358-3-31164608

Tampere University Hospital Recruiting
Tampere, Finland, 33520
Contact: Erkki Wuolijoki, Director of the research unit    +358-3-31169130   
Principal Investigator: Isto H Nordback, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Tampere
Principal Investigator: Isto H Nordback, M.D. Tampere University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00471627     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R06088
Study First Received: May 9, 2007
Last Updated: June 9, 2008
Health Authority: Finland: Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Finland: Finnish Medicines Agency processed this record on November 25, 2015