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

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cook Group Incorporated Identifier:
First received: September 9, 2010
Last updated: June 17, 2015
Last verified: June 2015
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 Intervention
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Heartburn Regurgitation Dyspepsia Procedure: Mucosectomy Procedure: Rubber Band Ligation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: 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

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Further study details as provided by Cook Group Incorporated:

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

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

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: June 2011
Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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 identifier: NCT01199679

United States, Indiana
Indiana University Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cook Group Incorporated
Principal Investigator: Glen A. Lehman, MD Indiana University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Cook Group Incorporated Identifier: NCT01199679     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-016
Study First Received: September 9, 2010
Last Updated: June 17, 2015

Keywords provided by Cook Group Incorporated:
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
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