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Improving Quality of Colonoscopy Using a 3D-imager

This study has been completed.
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Sorlandet Hospital HF Identifier:
First received: August 21, 2007
Last updated: August 17, 2011
Last verified: August 2011
Coloscopy may be a painful procedure for the patient. This is due to a loop-formation of the coloscope. A 3D-real time imager produced by Olympus creates a real-time image of the scope while a traditional fluoroscopy device will only show instant pictures. We want to investigate whether the 3D-imager causes the patient less pain and is more time consuming than ordinary fluoroscopy

Condition Intervention Phase
Pain During Colonoscopy Device: 3D-imager Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Magnetic Endoscopic Imaging Versus Standard Colonoscopy in a Routine Colonoscopy Setting: A Randomised Controlled Trial

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • pain during coloscopy [ Time Frame: instant ]
  • Time used to reach the coecum [ Time Frame: instant ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • coecum-intubation rate [ Time Frame: instant ]
  • level achieved when the coecum can not be reached [ Time Frame: instant ]
  • Need for assistance by a colleague [ Time Frame: instant ]
  • Need for analgetics [ Time Frame: instant ]
  • Pain during the first 24 hours after coloscopy [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
  • Polyp detection rate [ Time Frame: instant ]

Enrollment: 800
Study Start Date: August 2007
Study Completion Date: August 2010
Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Device: 3D-imager
    3D-imager vs fluoroscopy during coloscopy
    Other Name: Skopguide
Detailed Description:
Results published in Holme Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2011;73:1215-1222.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients referred for coloscopy on an out-patient basis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Pacemaker
  • Lack of ability to understand information given
  • Prior resection of the colon/rectum
  • Demanding analgetics prior to start of procedure
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00519129

Sorlandet Sykehus HF
Kristiansand, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sorlandet Hospital HF
Study Director: Geir S Hoff, PhD
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Responsible Party: Sorlandet Hospital HF Identifier: NCT00519129     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SSHF-Colon-1
Study First Received: August 21, 2007
Last Updated: August 17, 2011

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