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A Retrospective Study Evaluating the Use of Permacol Surgical Implant in the Repair of Abdominal Wall Defects

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medtronic - MITG Identifier:
First received: September 30, 2010
Last updated: April 8, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
To evaluate short, mid and long term clinical outcomes associated with the use of Permacol in the treatment of abdominal wall defects.

Condition Intervention
Abdominal Wall Defects Device: Permacol Surgical Implant

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Confirmed Hernia Recurrence [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Confirmed hernia or hernia recurrence: Proportion of patients treated with Permacol Surgical Implant who experienced hernia or hernia recurrence at the repair site. Hernia or recurrence is defined by hernia diagnosis during clinical assessment by surgeon or medical chart review

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Total Unconfirmed Hernia or Hernia Recurrence [ Time Frame: 12 Months ]

    Total unconfirmed hernia or hernia recurrence at the repair site by year (Number and percentage)

    Unconfirmed hernia or recurrence reported by the subject is defined by confirmation of hernia symptoms based on results of the Symptoms Questionniare but not confirmed by clinical assessment by a surgeon or medical chart review

  • Hernia or Hernia Recurrence by Year From Year 2 to Last Year Observed [ Time Frame: Year 2 to Year 8 ]
    Confirmed and Unconfirmed hernia or hernia recurrence by year from Year 2 to last year observed

Enrollment: 343
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Permacol Patients
Patients who have undergone surgical repair of their abdominal wall defect with Permacol Surgical Implants with at least 12 months follow up.
Device: Permacol Surgical Implant
Permacol Surgical Implant


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients who have undergone surgical repair of their abdominal wall defects with Permacol Surgical Implants with at least 12 months(-30days)follow-up

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Equal or over 18 years of age
  • Had undergone surgical repair or reconstruction of abdominal wall defects, ventral hernias or incisional hernias using Permacol Surgical Implant.
  • At least 12 months of follow-up post date of surgery (-30 days)
  • Undergone open or laparoscopic repairs

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Had undergone inguinal, parastomal, diaphragmatic or paraesophageal/hiatal hernia repair
  • Any prior use of Permacol in abdominal wall repair
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01214252

United States, Massachusetts
Annie Choi
Bedford, Massachusetts, United States, 01730
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medtronic - MITG
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Responsible Party: Medtronic - MITG Identifier: NCT01214252     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: COVPERH0046
Study First Received: September 30, 2010
Results First Received: June 21, 2012
Last Updated: April 8, 2014

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Repair of patients' abdominal wall defects processed this record on August 18, 2017