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Study to Evaluate Solesta for Treatment of Fecal Incontinence

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Q-Med AB Identifier:
First received: April 9, 2010
Last updated: November 22, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
The study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of Solesta as an injectable bulking agent in the treatment of fecal incontinence for a total of 24 months after completed treatment.

Condition Intervention
Fecal Incontinence Device: Solesta (Dextranomer in gel of stabilized non-animal hyaluronate)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open, Non-comparative, Post-marketing, Multi-center Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of SolestaTM for the Treatment of Fecal Incontinence

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Further study details as provided by Q-Med AB:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of fecal incontinence episodes [ Time Frame: 12 months after last treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of fecal incontinence episodes and incontinence-free days [ Time Frame: up to 24 months after last treatment ]
  • Fecal incontinence severity using the Cleveland Clinic Florida Incontinence Score [ Time Frame: up to 24 months after last treatment ]
    Cleveland Clinic Florida Incontinence Score (CCFIS) is a composite score of incontinence severity that measures the frequencies of gas leakage, leakage of solid or loose stool, use of protective pads and lifestyle alterations.

  • Fecal Incontinence Quality of Life [ Time Frame: up to 24 months after last treatment ]
    Fecal Incontinence Quality of Life is a disease specific questionnaire with questions divided into four domains: Lifestyle, Coping/Behavior, Depression/Self perception, and Embarrassment.

  • Number of subjects with Adverse Events as a measure of safety and tolerability [ Time Frame: Up to 24 months after treatment ]

Enrollment: 115
Study Start Date: November 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Open label.
Device: Solesta (Dextranomer in gel of stabilized non-animal hyaluronate)
Submucosal injections. Re-treatment is allowed one month after initial treatment if the subject is still incontinent.
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:

  • 18-80 years of age, male or female
  • Screening fecal incontinence severity score (CCFIS)
  • Fecal incontinence episodes over a 28-day period
  • Failed conservative treatment for fecal incontinence

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Complete external sphincter disruption
  • Significant anorectal disease
  • Anorectal surgery within the last 12 months prior to the study
  • Active Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Immunodeficiency or receiving immunosuppressive therapy
  • Malignancies in remission for less than 1 years prior to the study
  • Bleeding disorders or receiving anticoagulant therapy
  • Chemotherapy within the last 6 months prior to the study
  • Prior Pelvic radiotherapy
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women, or women of childbearing potential not practicing adequate contraception or planning to stop such contraception within the first year of the study
  • Women within 6 months post partum
  • Participation in any other clinical study within 3 month prior to the study
  • Other severe conditions or in other ways unsuitable to participate according to investigator judgement
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01110681

St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, Canada, V6Z1Y6
Helsingin yliopistollinen keskussairaala
HUS, Finland, 00029
Nantes, France, 44093
Hôpital Saint Joseph
Paris, France, 75674
CHU de Rouen 1 rue Germont service de chirurgie et digestive
Rouen, France, 76031
Koloproktologische Praxis
Kiel, Germany, 24105
Klinik für Allgemein- und Vizeralchirurgie
Ludwigsburg, Germany, 71640
Enddarmzentrum Mannheim
Mannheim, Germany, 68165
University of Bari - Coloproctological Unit of Bari Policinico di Bari Piazza
Bari, Italy, 70124
Univ. degli Studi di Padova Hospital Clinica Chirurgica
Padova, Italy, 35128
Policlinico Umberto I
Rome, Italy, 00161
Akershus universitetssykehus
Nordbyhagen, Norway, 1474
Hospital Clinic Provincial
Barcelona, Spain, 08036
Hospital Juan Ramón Jiménez
Huelva, Spain, 21005
Hospital General Univ. de Valéncia
Valéncia, Spain, 46014
Sponsors and Collaborators
Q-Med AB
Study Director: Head of Medical Affairs Q-Med AB Q-Med AB
Principal Investigator: Tom Oresland, MD Akershus University Hospital, Lorenskog, Norway
  More Information

Responsible Party: Q-Med AB Identifier: NCT01110681     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 33DA0605, Q-Med AB
Study First Received: April 9, 2010
Last Updated: November 22, 2012

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