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Surgisis Anal Fistula Plug Study: An Experience in Saudi Arabia (SurgiSIS AFP)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: June 23, 2008
Last Update Posted: February 11, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cook Group Incorporated
The Surgisis Anal Fistula Plug study is a clinical trial conducted in Saudi Arabia to study the safety and effectiveness of the Surgisis AFP Plug in the treatment of chronic anal fistulas.

Condition Intervention
Anal Fistula Device: Anal Fistula Plug (SurgiSIS AFP)

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Single-center Single Arm Prospective Study Evaluating the Surgisis Biodesign Anal Fistula Plug

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Further study details as provided by Cook Group Incorporated:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Healing Success [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Quality of Life Measures [ Time Frame: 3, 6, and 12 months ]

Enrollment: 35
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: November 2014
Primary Completion Date: November 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Anal Fistula Plug
Device: Anal Fistula Plug (SurgiSIS AFP)
Anal Fistula Plug
Other Name: SurgiSIS Biodesign

Detailed Description:
Up to 30 patients will be treated with the Surgisis Anal Fistula Plug using a standardized surgical procedure to plug their anal fistula. Patients will be followed periodically until their 12-month follow-up.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Residents of Saudi Arabia with chronic anal fistula

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years old or older
  • Primary, persistent, or recurrent fistula tract that is either transsphincteric, suprasphincteric, or extrasphincteric
  • Signed informed consent
  • Willing to return for follow-up visits

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • HIV Positive
  • Immune System Disorder
  • Collagen Disorder
  • Tuberculosis
  • History of radiation to anorectal region
  • Allergies to pig tissue
  • Religious or cultural objection to use of pig tissue in this surgical application
  • J-pouch fistulas
  • Previous Surgisis AFP Plug placement in target fistula tract
  • Tracts with acute abscess, infection or inflammation
  • Superficial fistula tracts conventionally treated with fistulotomy/fistulectomy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00703131

Saudi Arabia
King Khalid University Hospital
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 11472
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cook Group Incorporated
Principal Investigator: Ahmad Zubaidi, MD King Khalid University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Cook Group Incorporated
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00703131     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-012
First Submitted: June 20, 2008
First Posted: June 23, 2008
Last Update Posted: February 11, 2015
Last Verified: February 2015

Keywords provided by Cook Group Incorporated:
anal fistula

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rectal Fistula
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Intestinal Fistula
Digestive System Fistula
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases