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SX ELLA Esophageal Degradable BD Stent System (DESTINY)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cook Identifier:
First received: April 13, 2011
Last updated: February 5, 2015
Last verified: February 2015
The SX-ELLA Stent Esophageal Degradable BD (BD Stent) is designed for dilation of benign esophageal lesions, namely: (1) stenosis (peptic, anastomotic or caustic) refractory to standard therapy, (2) achalasia refractory to standard therapy.

Condition Intervention
Benign Esophageal Lesions
Device: Stenting with ELLA Biodegradable stent
Procedure: Standard Dilations

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the SX ELLA Esophageal Degradable BD (BD Stent) Stent System

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Further study details as provided by Cook:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The average number of dilations per patient within 3 months / 6 months following placement of an ELLA stent [ Time Frame: 3 - 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of patients remaining dysphagia and stricture free within 6 and 12 months after inclusion [ Time Frame: 6 - 12 months ]
  • Time to recurrent significant dysphagia [ Time Frame: 6 - 12 months ]
  • Time to dilation of recurrent stricture [ Time Frame: 6 - 12 months ]
  • 6 months and 12 months incidence of repeat dilation [ Time Frame: 6 - 12 months ]
  • Serious and minor adverse events with possible or likely relation to the study Intervention [ Time Frame: 6 - 12 months ]
  • Direct medicals costs: procedures, secondary interventions [ Time Frame: 6 - 12 months ]
  • Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 6 - 12 months ]
  • Technical success [ Time Frame: 6 - 12 months ]
    Observing proper deployment and placement of stent using endoscopic and radiographic imaging.

  • Assessment of presence of gold markers within the region of the esophagus at 3 months, if possible [ Time Frame: 6 - 12 months ]
    Assessment of presence of gold markers within the region of the esophagus at 3 months, using radiographic imaging, if possible, to check for remaining sections of stent that have not yet degraded.

Enrollment: 66
Study Start Date: January 2012
Study Completion Date: January 2015
Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Stenting Arm
Stenting Arm
Device: Stenting with ELLA Biodegradable stent
Treating benign esophageal lesions with the placement of a degradable stent
Other Name: Esophageal Stenting
Active Comparator: Dilation Arm
Dilation Arm
Procedure: Standard Dilations
Treating benign esophageal lesions with standard dilation therapy
Other Name: Bougie Dilation, Balloon Dilation


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A recurrent benign esophageal stricture due to all causes (surgery, radiation therapy, corrosive ingestion, peptic injury, PDT, or other ablative therapy)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient < 18 years old
  • Patient is unwilling or unable to sign and date the informed consent
  • Patient is unwilling or unable to comply with the follow-up schedule
  • Patient is pregnant, breast-feeding, or planning to become pregnant in the next 12 months
  • Patient is simultaneously participating in another drug or device study or the patient has completed the follow-up phase for the primary objective of any previous study less than 30 days prior to enrollment in this study
  • Patient with a life expectancy < 12 months
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01337206

Clinique Universitaire Saint Luc
Brussels, Belgium, 1000
University Hospitals Leuven
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas
Milan, Italy, 20089
Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 22700
St. Antonius Hospital
Nieuwegein, Netherlands
University Medical Center Utrech
Utrecht, Netherlands, 3508
Hospital General Universitario de Ciudad Real
Ciudad Real, Spain, 13005
United Kingdom
University College of London Hospital
London, United Kingdom, NW1 2PG
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Peter D. Siersema, MD, PhD University Medical Center Utrech
  More Information

Responsible Party: Cook Identifier: NCT01337206     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-024
Study First Received: April 13, 2011
Last Updated: February 5, 2015

Keywords provided by Cook:
Esophageal Stenosis
Esopageal Strictures
Esophageal Dysphagia processed this record on May 25, 2017