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Evaluation of the PillCam™ Colon Capsule Endoscopy (PCCE) Preparation and Procedure

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00885209
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 21, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 31, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medtronic - MITG

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of a modified Prep and procedure on colon cleansing level and capsule excretion rate.

Condition or disease
Colonic Diseases

Detailed Description:

The evaluation of subjects with suspected colonic disease includes endoscopic imaging by colonoscopy and radiologic imaging such as air-contrast barium enema, or CT colonography . The Given® Diagnostic System offers an alternative approach for endoscopic visualization of the colon using capsule endoscopy, an ingestible device which contains imagers, light sources, a power source and a RF transmitter. Advantages of the Given® Diagnostic System include the elimination of the need for sedation, the minimally invasive, painless nature of the exam, and the ability to pursue normal daily activities immediately following the procedure . Furthermore, compared to standard colonoscopy, the Given® Diagnostic System may be more readily accepted by the subjects, thereby improving subjects' willingness to undergo a diagnostic evaluation of the colon and comply with colorectal cancer screening recommendations. The PillCam™ SB capsule (formerly M2A® Capsule) that was FDA-approved in August 2001 for small bowel evaluation has been ingested to date by more than 500,000 people worldwide and is well accepted by patients and physicians as well as the processional societies. However, adequate visualization of the colon cannot be achieved with the standard PillCam™ SB capsule because of the anatomical and physiological properties of the colon which are significantly different than the small bowel. Moreover, other issues that limit the evaluation of the colonic mucosa by the standard PillCam™ SB procedure include an unsatisfactory level of colon cleanliness and slow progression of the PillCam™ SB capsule through the colon during the desired examination time. Therefore, the development and introduction of a specially designed, customized colon capsule combined with a dedicated capsule colonoscopy procedure protocol will allow for more efficient evaluation of the colonic mucosa. This is expected to improve the capability of the Given® Diagnostic System to detect colonic pathologies and to serve as a diagnostic and screening tool for colonic disease. Further details of the PillCam™ Colon Capsule Endoscope (PCCE) can be found in the device description section.

This is a pilot study that is designed to compare the levels of cleanliness and visualization of colon achieved by colon capsule endoscopy when using different regimens for preparation of the colon. Furthermore, capsule colonoscopy and colonoscopy procedures will be compared in regards to the level of colon cleanliness and detection of lesions in the colon.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 127 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of the PillCam Colon Capsule Endoscopy Preparation and Procedure
Study Start Date : February 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2009

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Patients that are indicated for colonoscopy, who are suspected or known to suffer from colonic diseases.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Colon cleansing level score [ Time Frame: within 7 days ]
  2. Number of colon capsules excreted over time [ Time Frame: within 7 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Accuracy parameters of PCCE, compared to colonoscopy. [ Time Frame: within 7 days ]
  2. Diagnostic yield of PCCE compared to standard colonoscopy [ Time Frame: within 7 days ]
  3. Number of complete capsule procedure [ Time Frame: within 7 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients that are indicated for colonoscopy, who are suspected or known to suffer from colonic diseases

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects must meet all of the following inclusion criteria to be eligible for enrollment into the study:
  • Subject is between the ages of 50-75 years and clinically indicated for conventional colonoscopy-
  • Subject is 18-50 years of age suspected /known to suffer from colonic disease and was referred for colonoscopy for any standard indication including, but not limited to: rectal bleeding, melena, positive stool testing for occult blood, recent change of bowel habits, screening for colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, signs of colonic lesions on an imaging study)-
  • No more than 25% of subjects (for each site) will be recruited from group B with a minimum of 20%

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The presence of any of the following will exclude a subject from study enrollment:
  • Subject has dysphagia or any swallowing disorder
  • Subject has congestive heart failure
  • Subject has high degree of renal insufficiency
  • Subject has had prior abdominal surgery of the gastrointestinal tract other than uncomplicated procedures that would be unlikely to lead to bowel obstruction based on the clinical judgment of the investigator
  • Subject has a cardiac pacemaker or other implanted electromedical device.
  • Subject has any allergy or other known contraindication to the medications used in the study
  • Subject is not eligible for colon preparation with sodium phosphate solution due to the presence of underlying conditions according to the clinical judgment of the investigator.
  • Subject is expected to undergo MRI examination within 7 days after ingestion of the capsule.
  • Subject with any condition believed to have an increased risk for capsule retention such as Crohn's disease, intestinal tumors, radiation enteritis, or NSAID enteropathy,
  • Subject has any condition, which precludes compliance with study and/or device instructions.
  • Women who are either pregnant or nursing at the time of screening, who intend to be during the study period, or are of child-bearing potential and do not practice medically acceptable methods of contraception.
  • Subject suffers from life threatening conditions
  • Subject currently participating in another clinical study

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00885209

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Hospital del Mar
Barcelona, Spain, 08003
Hospital Clinic i Provincial
Barcelona, Spain, 08036
Hospital Georio Maranon
Madrid, Spain, 28007
Hospital Clinico San Carlos
Madrid, Spain, 28040
Hospital virgen Macarena
Sevilla, Spain, 41071
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medtronic - MITG
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Principal Investigator: Miguel Munoz, Prof. Dr. Clinica Universitaria de Navarra

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Responsible Party: Medtronic - MITG Identifier: NCT00885209    
Other Study ID Numbers: MA-108
First Posted: April 21, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 31, 2019
Last Verified: March 2010
Keywords provided by Medtronic - MITG:
Colonic Diseases
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases