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Evaluation of Intra-operative Ultrasound Contrast Enhancement in the Evaluation of Liver Tumors (Definity®)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00955097
Recruitment Status : Terminated (No funding for this study)
First Posted : August 7, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 21, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert C. Martin, University of Louisville

Brief Summary:
The primary purpose of this study is to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of using an intra-operative ultrasound contrast agent(Definity®) for the identification of known liver tumors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Liver Tumors Drug: Definity® Phase 1

Detailed Description:
The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate the safety of the use of intra-operative ultrasound contrast (Definity®) administration. The secondary objective of this study is to demonstrate the improved image quality and conspicuity of known liver tumors using contrast enhancement.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 6 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Evaluation of Intra-operative Ultrasound Contrast Enhancement in the Evaluation of Liver Tumors
Study Start Date : May 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2010

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Drug Information available for: Perflutren

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Definity Contrast Dye
During liver surgery Definity contrast dye will be administered follwed by an ultrasound to better detect liver tumors
Drug: Definity®
Definity® injections given both pre-ablation and post-ablation




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. adverse events [ Time Frame: 6-weeks post surgery ]
  2. identification of liver tumors [ Time Frame: intra-operative ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. improved ablation of liver tumors [ Time Frame: 6-weeks post surgery ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Undergoing a hepatic resection or hepatic ablation of pre-operative visualized liver tumor:
  2. ≥ 18 years of age
  3. If female of child-bearing potential, negative pregnancy test within 14 days prior to surgery
  4. If subject is a sexually active male or a sexually active female of child-bearing potential, subject agrees to use a medically accepted form of contraception from the time of enrollment to completion of all follow-up study visits.
  5. IRB-approved informed consent, signed by the subject or the subject's legally authorized representative. ≥ 18 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Not a suitable candidate for operation


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Locations
United States, Kentucky
Norton Healthcare
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
University of Louisville Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Louisville
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert Martin, MD University of Louisville

Responsible Party: Robert C. Martin, MD, University of Louisville
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00955097     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Definity 08.0119
08.0119
First Posted: August 7, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 21, 2013
Last Verified: October 2013

Keywords provided by Robert C. Martin, University of Louisville:
Definity
liver tumors
intra operative contrast
liver cancer
hepatic tumors
identify liver tumors
surgery liver tumors
Patients with known hepatic tumors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases