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Electrohydraulic Versus Laser Lithotripsy

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 July 2013 by The Cleveland Clinic.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Cleveland Clinic Identifier:
First received: December 23, 2009
Last updated: July 29, 2013
Last verified: July 2013
This study compares the efficacy and ease of use of two methods to break up biliary stones. Electrohydraulic lithotripsy uses an electric spark, and the laser system uses light to create shock waves that break up the stones.

Condition Intervention
Gall Stones
Procedure: Electrohydraulic lithotripsy
Procedure: Laser Lithotripsy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Electrohydraulic Versus Laser Lithotripsy for Difficult to Remove Biliary Stones: A Randomized Study

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by The Cleveland Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of sessions required for complete stone removal [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Electrohydraulic lithotripsy Procedure: Electrohydraulic lithotripsy
Fragmentation of biliary stones using elctrohydraulic lithotripsy
Active Comparator: Laser Lithotripsy Procedure: Laser Lithotripsy
Fragmentation of biliary stones using laser lithotripsy


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults aged 18 years and older
  • Biliary stone(s) not amenable to removal by conventional means
  • Patients able to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women
  • Lactating women
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01039246

United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Cleveland Clinic
Principal Investigator: Mansour A Parsi, MD The Cleveland Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: The Cleveland Clinic Identifier: NCT01039246     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCF 09-168 
Study First Received: December 23, 2009
Last Updated: July 29, 2013

Keywords provided by The Cleveland Clinic:
biliary stones

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Biliary Tract Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Gallbladder Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical processed this record on February 28, 2017