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Trial record 18 of 20915 for:    "Vascular Diseases"

Study Comparing Two Methods of Expanding Stents Placed in Legs of Diabetics With Peripheral Vascular Disease (COBRA)

This study has been completed.
Boston Scientific Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Subhash Banerjee, North Texas Veterans Healthcare System Identifier:
First received: January 22, 2009
Last updated: November 1, 2013
Last verified: November 2013

Despite recent advances in stent technology and its widespread application in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease (PVD), incidences of partial or complete blockage of stent lumen (in-stent restenosis) due to in growth of cells (neo-intimal proliferation) is unacceptably high.

In diabetics with long superficial femoral artery (SFA) lesions, in-stent restenosis rates are higher than in non-diabetics. Consequently interventional techniques that curtail in-stent restenosis have to be explored. Cryoplasty is a stent expansion method in which a balloon is expanded using pressurized nitrous oxide gas. As the nitrous oxide expands in the balloon it cools the surroundings to about -10 degrees C. This induces programed death (apoptosis) of the smooth muscle cells in arterial wall.

The investigators hypothesize that Cryoplasty, by inducing an apoptotic smooth muscle cell response, when applied to post-dilation of nitinol self-expanding stents in the Superficial Femoral Artery (SFA) of diabetics, would lead to decreased in-stent restenosis due to decreased neointimal proliferation.

Condition Intervention
Procedure: Conventional angioplasty balloon
Procedure: cryoplasty balloon

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: PolarCath® Cryoplasty Versus Conventional Balloon Post-dilation of Nitinol Stents for Peripheral Vascular Interventions (COBRA)

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Further study details as provided by North Texas Veterans Healthcare System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of binary restenosis as determined by duplex ultrasound. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Resting ankle-brachial index [ Time Frame: 6 months and 1 year ]

Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: November 2008
Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Conventional angioplasty balloon post-dilation of nitinol self expanding stents
Procedure: Conventional angioplasty balloon
Post-dilation of clinically indicated nitinol self-expanding stents in the SFA using conventional angioplasty balloon
Experimental: 2
Cryoplasty balloon post-dilation
Procedure: cryoplasty balloon
Post-dilation of clinically indicated nitinol self-expanding stents in the SFA using cryoplasty balloon

Detailed Description:
The pre-recruitment process would identify diabetics who have life-style limiting claudication in their legs. Based on the physicians decision such patients may have to undergo a peripheral vascular intervention of the SFA, with placement of self-expanding nitinol stents. If such a decision is made, the patient will be randomized to either cryoplasty balloon post-dilation of the stent or to conventional angioplasty balloon post-dilation after obtaining informed consent. At one year, in segment (stent + 10 mm beyond its proximal and distal edges) peak systolic velocity by duplex ultrasound will be measured in all subjects to assess the rate of binary restenosis defined as a > or = 2.5 times increase in peak systolic velocity (primary endpoint). A 6 month resting ankle brachial index, and binary restenosis may be assessed as a secondary endpoint of the study.

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetics, insulin or non-insulin dependent above 21 years of age
  • Able to provide an informed consent
  • Life expectancy > 1 year
  • Presenting with with moderate claudication (Rutherford stage 2), severe intermittent claudication (Rutherford stage 3), chronic critical limb ischemia with pain while the patient was at rest(Rutherford stage 4), or chronic critical limb ischemia with ischemic ulcers/gangrene(Rutherford stage 5/6)
  • Placement of > 5 mm in diameter self-expanding Nitinol stent in the SFA, with at least 1 vessel infra-popliteal runoff
  • Placement of > 60 mm in length self-expanding Nitinol stent in the SFA, with at least 1 vessel infra-popliteal runoff

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Serum creatinine of >= 2.0 mg/dl
  • Presence of iodinated contrast allergy
  • Presence of allergy to Aspirin and Plavix
  • Pregnancy
  • Relative or absolute contraindication for anticoagulation
  • History of allergy to Angiomax and unfractionated heparin or heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)
  • White blood count < 3000; platelet count < 100000, and baseline hemoglobin < 10 g/dl
  • Absence of brisk at least 1 vessel infra-popliteal runoff to the foot
  • Left ventricular ejection fraction < 25%
  • Relative or absolute contraindication for anticoagulation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00827853

United States, Iowa
Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Davenport, Iowa, United States, 52803
United States, Oklahoma
VA Medical Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
United States, Texas
Dallas Veterans Hospital
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75216
Dallas Presbyterian Hospital
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75231
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Texas Veterans Healthcare System
Boston Scientific Corporation
Principal Investigator: Subhash Banerjee, MD VA North Texas Healthcare Systen, Dallas, TX
Study Director: Emmanouil S Brilakis, MD, PhD VA North Texas Healtcare System, Dallas, TX
Study Director: Tony S Das, MD Texas Health Resources
  More Information


Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Subhash Banerjee, Chief of Cardiology, North Texas Veterans Healthcare System Identifier: NCT00827853     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BOSTON SCI R&E 9-21-07#2
Study First Received: January 22, 2009
Last Updated: November 1, 2013

Keywords provided by North Texas Veterans Healthcare System:
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
Superficial Femoral Artery (SFA)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017