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FILTER - Filter Initial & Long Term Evaluation After Placement and Retrieval (Including Laser-Assisted Retrieval) Registry

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2014 by Stanford University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
William Kuo, Stanford University Identifier:
First received: July 6, 2010
Last updated: November 18, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

A data registry for all patients who undergo IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) filter placement or retrieval at Stanford. Potential enrollees will already be undergoing the procedure. If patients are willing, they will be prospectively enrolled prior to the procedure. As part of the study, chart and clinical data reviews will be used to track patient progress and response to the treatment.

Condition Intervention
Vena Cava Filters
Procedure: IVC Filter Placement/Retrieval

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: FILTER - Filter Initial & Long Term Evaluation After Placement and Retrieval (Including Laser-Assisted Retrieval) Registry

Further study details as provided by Stanford University:

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: June 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients undergoing IVC Filter Removal or Placement Procedure: IVC Filter Placement/Retrieval
An IVC Filter will be placed or removed using endovascular techniques

Detailed Description:

Patient clinical data will be used in a clinical registry. Before a patient is to undergo their initial procedure for filter placement/retrieval, we will approach them for consent to participate in the study. If patients consent, we will follow clinical data from the procedure, and do chart reviews over time to track progress of the filter and response to the procedure to place/remove the filter.

Participants will only be enrolled if they will be undergoing an IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) filter placement/retrieval procedure. The procedure itself is not being performed as part of the study.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

No specific criteria. Anyone who will be undergoing IVC Filter Placement/Retrieval will be eligible.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants are adults, 18 years old or older
  • Participants will be undergoing a procedure to have an IVC filter placed or removed

Exclusion Criteria:


  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01158482

Contact: William Kuo (650) 724-7362

United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine Recruiting
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Contact: William Kuo    650-724-7362   
Contact: Fizaa Ahmed    (650) 725-6409   
Principal Investigator: William T Kuo MD         
Sub-Investigator: Dr. Lawrence (Rusty) Hofmann MD         
Sub-Investigator: Daniel Yung-Ho Sze         
Sub-Investigator: David Hovsepian         
Sub-Investigator: Nishita N. Kothary         
Sub-Investigator: Dr. John D Louie         
Sub-Investigator: Gloria Hwang         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Principal Investigator: William T Kuo MD Stanford University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: William Kuo, M.D., Stanford University Identifier: NCT01158482     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SU-06252010-6416, 19051 - eProtocol
Study First Received: July 6, 2010
Last Updated: November 18, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on March 30, 2015