Effect on Bleeding When Using FloSeal Matrix™ in Subjects Undergoing Endoscopic Vein Harvest (EVH)
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Effect on Bleeding When Using FloSeal Matrix™ in Subjects Undergoing Endoscopic Vein Harvest (EVH)|
- Number of Participants With Decreased Bleeding [ Time Frame: 14 days ]The number of participants with less than expected bleeding (bleeding typically expected for the vein grafting procedure) at the surgical site. Blood was collected in the Blake drain of the EVH wound bed treated with FloSeal MatrixFloSeal Matrix™in the tunnel of the endoscopically harvested Greater Saphenous vein.
|Study Start Date:||June 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Arm A
Arm A has FloSeal Matrix applied to EVH wound bed.
Biological: FloSeal Matrix
10 ml of FloSeal Matrix will be applied to the endoscopic wound bed.
Other Name: FloSeal Hemostatic Matrix
No Intervention: Arm B
Arm B does not have FloSeal Matrix applied to EVH wound bed.
Purpose of Study: The primary objective of this study is to determine if using a hemostatic agent (FloSeal Matrix™) in the tunnel of the endoscopically harvested Greater Saphenous vein will decrease bleeding from that site. Secondary objectives are to determine if there is a decrease in the infection-rate at the site of the vein-harvested leg where the FloSeal Matrix™ was used compared to the ones where FloSeal Matrix™ was not used.
Background and Significance: FloSeal Matrix™ is indicated in surgical procedures (other than ophthalmic) as an adjunct to hemostasis when control of bleeding by ligature or conventional procedures is ineffective or impractical. It works on wet, actively bleeding tissue and conforms to irregular wound surfaces. It is proven to control bleeding from oozing to pulsatile flow. The EVH wound bed is irregular and hemostasis is, at times, difficult to obtain using conventional procedures such as ligature or cautery.
Design and Procedures: This is a prospective, randomized clinical trial that compares the effects of applying FloSeal Matrix™ to the EVH wound bed to not applying FloSeal Matrix™ to the EVH wound bed.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00742313
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke University Medical Center|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710|
|Principal Investigator:||James E Lowe, MD||Duke University|