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Evaluating AlloMax in Immediate Expander-Based Breast Reconstruction Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01372917
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 14, 2011
Last Update Posted : June 13, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The study is a prospective multi-centered cohort study designed to determine the safety and efficacy of AlloMax in immediate expander-based breast reconstruction. Specifically, the study is designed to determine if sterility of human acellular dermal matrix results in a lower incidence of infection and seroma. The study will determine if gamma radiation, as a method of terminally sterilizing human acellular dermal matrix, has a negative impact on graft incorporation into the host tissue.

Condition or disease
Malignant Neoplasm of the Breast Acquired Absence of the Breast

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 39 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Evaluating Sterile Human Acellular Dermal Matrix in Immediate Expander-Based Breast Reconstruction: A Multi-centered Prospective Cohort Study
Study Start Date : January 2010
Primary Completion Date : February 2011
Study Completion Date : August 2011

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Groups and Cohorts

The cohort consists of immediate breast reconstruction patients who have AlloMax placed at the time of their tissue expander based immediate breast reconstruction.

Outcome Measures

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
A 1 cm square of AlloMax will be harvested from the first 20 patients for histologic examination to determine wether or not there is neovascularization and collagen deposition.

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Breast cancer patients who opt for immediate breast reconstruction with tissue expanders from clinic.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients having immediate breast reconstruction with tissue expanders
  • Unilateral or bilateral reconstructions
  • Ages 25 - 65
  • All breast cancer stages and types

Exclusion Criteria:

  • BMI > 35
  • Active smokers
  • Diabetics
  • History of radiation or planned radiation
  • Immunocompromised patients
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01372917

United States, Virginia
National Center for Plastic Surgery
McLean, Virginia, United States, 22102
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Plastic Surgery, Virginia
Inova Health Care Services
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
C. R. Bard
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mark L. Venturi, MD FACS, Physician, National Center for Plastic Surgery, Virginia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01372917     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11.064
First Posted: June 14, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 13, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases