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Assessment of a Slotted Anoscope That Facilitates Hemorrhoidectomy

This study has been terminated.
(Slow Enrollment)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ethicon Endo-Surgery Identifier:
First received: December 17, 2010
Last updated: February 1, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
This trial is designed to assess intra-operative procedure outcomes (e.g.,procedure duration) and post-operative patient outcomes (e.g., pain)following a modified Ferguson hemorrhoidectomy procedure using the Slotted Anoscope with Harmonic or monopolar energy.

Condition Intervention
Excisional Hemorrhoidectomy Device: Slotted Anoscope

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Ethicon Endo-Surgery:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Procedure Duration (Surgery Time) [ Time Frame: Time of surgery ]
    Procedure duration was defined as the length of time in minutes from first insertion of the slotted anoscope to final removal of the slotted anoscope.

Enrollment: 2
Study Start Date: December 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Device: Slotted Anoscope

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are willing to give consent and comply with evaluation and treatment schedule
  • Meet institutional criteria for excisional hemorrhoidectomy
  • Are able to understand and complete study questionnaires.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Chronic daily narcotic use
  • Chronic Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug use two weeks prior to procedure
  • Internal hemorrhoids that may be suitable for office management (surgeon discretion)
  • Fecal or urinary incontinence
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohns, ulcerative colitis)
  • Acutely thrombosed hemorrhoids (surgeon discretion)
  • Evidence of acute sepsis or the presence of a fistula
  • Anal stricture.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01264835

United States, Alabama
University of South Alabama
Mobile, Alabama, United States, 36693
United States, Georgia
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30342
United States, Ohio
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ethicon Endo-Surgery
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ethicon Endo-Surgery Identifier: NCT01264835     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CI-10-0003
Study First Received: December 17, 2010
Results First Received: November 28, 2011
Last Updated: February 1, 2012 processed this record on August 21, 2017