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Composite Graft Use in Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy Reduces Erosion Rates

This study has been completed.
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University of California, Irvine Identifier:
First received: December 20, 2007
Last updated: January 7, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
This study is to determine whether the use of a composite biologic/synthetic graft during abdominal sacrocolpopexy leads to a lower rate of erosion while maintaining durability.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Composite Graft Use in Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy Reduces Erosion Rates

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Irvine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The erosion rates of composite biologic/syntheric grafts and synthetic-only grafts will be compared. [ Time Frame: To the point of graft erosion after abdominal sacrocolpopexy ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cost effectiveness will be examined by comparing the price of a composite graft to the cost of re-operation due to erosion of a synthetic-only graft. [ Time Frame: To the point of graft erosion after abdominal sacrocolpopexy ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: September 2007
Study Completion Date: April 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
This study will examine the erosion rate of a composite graft that is being used during abdominal sacrocolpopexy. The composite graft is composed of a dual layer of biological and syntheric material. Biological grafts have the advantage of significantly reducing erosion rates, but the longevity of biologic graft is uncertain. On the other hand, synthetic grafts have the advantage in that they are durable, but have higher erosion rates through the vagina and require re-operation in a small percentage of patients. This study will look at whether or not the use of a composite greaft carries the advantages of both types of materials and leads to decreased rates of erosion while maintaining longevity. The cost effectiveness of this new type of graft will also be reviewed since the disavantage of utilizing both the synthetic and biologic graft is that it will increase the cost.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients who underwent abdominal sacrocolpopexy

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who underwent abdominal sacrocolpopexy with Drs. Noblett and Lane from 2001 to present

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00581412

United States, California
University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Orange, California, United States, 92868
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Irvine
Principal Investigator: Karen L Noblett, M.D. University of California, Irvine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Karen Noblett, Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine Medical Center Identifier: NCT00581412     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-5858
Study First Received: December 20, 2007
Last Updated: January 7, 2010

Keywords provided by University of California, Irvine:
Pelvic organ prolapse
Composite biologic/synthetic graft
Abdominal sacrocolpopexy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical processed this record on April 28, 2017