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Rubber Band Ligation and Mucosectomy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) (GERD)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01199679
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : September 13, 2010
Last Update Posted : June 19, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cook Group Incorporated

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of two separate procedures to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) also known as heartburn. The two therapies are: 1) a banding procedure alone using the Cook® 6 Shooter™ Saeed Multi-Band Ligator or 2) a banding/shaving procedure called Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) using the Cook® Duette™ Multi-Band Mucosectomy device.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Heartburn Regurgitation Dyspepsia Procedure: Mucosectomy Procedure: Rubber Band Ligation Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Distal Esophageal and Cardia Rubber Band Ligation and Mucosectomy in the Treatment of Subjects With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Study Start Date : June 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: GERD

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) Group Procedure: Mucosectomy
Endoscopic mucosal resection in the upper GI tract.

Experimental: Banding Group Procedure: Rubber Band Ligation
Endoscopically ligate esophageal varices at or above the gastroesophageal junction or to ligate internal hemorrhoids.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction of reflux symptoms measured by GERD HRQL [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    HRQL = Health Related Quality of Life Questionnaire

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduction in total esophageal acid exposure measured by 48 hour pH monitoring [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject is 18 years of age or older.
  • Typical symptoms of heartburn and/or regurgitation requiring daily PPI therapy.
  • Subject agrees to participate and signs consent form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is pregnant.
  • Patient has a hiatal hernia greater than 2cm.
  • Presence of persistent daily solid food dysphagia, unplanned weight loss over ten pounds, esophageal bleeding, or vomiting more than once per week).
  • Active medical condition that would preclude the subject from finishing this study.
  • BMI > 39.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01199679

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United States, Indiana
Indiana University Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cook Group Incorporated
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Principal Investigator: Glen A. Lehman, MD Indiana University Hospital
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Responsible Party: Cook Group Incorporated
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01199679    
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-016
First Posted: September 13, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 19, 2015
Last Verified: June 2015
Keywords provided by Cook Group Incorporated:
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophagitis, Peptic
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Peptic Ulcer
Duodenal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Stomach Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive