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Pilot Study of NASHA/Dx Gel for Fecal Incontinence

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2009 by Uppsala University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: September 2, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2009
History: No changes posted
The study is an open, prospective, single-site study where 16 patients suffering from fecal incontinence will be included. Change in fecal incontinence episodes after intersphincteric injection of NASHA/Dx gel 4x2 ml and retreatment 4x2 ml after 4 weeks will be measured.

Condition Intervention Phase
Fecal Incontinence Device: Solesta (Nasha/Dx) Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Study of Intersphincteric Injection of NASHA/Dx Gel for Fecal Incontinence

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Further study details as provided by Uppsala University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in fecal incontinence episodes [ Time Frame: Follow up during a four week period and after 6 and 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Side effects related to treatment [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: January 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Device: Solesta (Nasha/Dx)
    Gel (hyaluronic acid/dextranomer) for intersphincteric injection 4x2 ml and retreatment 4x2 ml after 4 weeks
    Other Name: Solesta

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Fecal incontinence with at least 2 episodes/week
  2. Symptom duration at least one year
  3. Failed attempt of conservative therapy
  4. Age 18-80
  5. Written informed consent
  6. Available for follow-up
  7. Fully compliant with protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Active inflammatory bowel disease
  2. Total external sphincter defect at ultrasound and clinical examination
  3. Bleeding diathesis or anticoagulant therapy
  4. Rectal prolapse or intussusceptions
  5. Present anal sepsis
  6. Anorectal implants
  7. Recent anorectal surgery (within 6 months)
  8. Rectal anastomosis
  9. Pregnancy, postpartum (one year) or breast feeding
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00971269

Contact: Wilhelm JR Graf, MD PhD +46(0)18 611 46 06

Department of Surgery, University Hospital Recruiting
751 82 Uppsala, Sweden
Principal Investigator: Wilhelm JR Graf, MD PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Uppsala University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Professor Wilhelm Graf, Dept of Surgery, Uppsala University Hospital Identifier: NCT00971269     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EPN 2008/066
Study First Received: September 2, 2009
Last Updated: September 2, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fecal Incontinence
Rectal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017