An Efficiency/Safety Study of Surgical Tissue Glue to Treat Inguinal Hernias

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 21, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 6, 2017
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Brief Summary:
Prospective, multicenter, observational registry to collect data of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair using surgical tissue glue fixation. The objective is to determine the prevalence of chronic pain at 1 year.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Inguinal Hernia Device: Mesh fixation with surgical tissue glue

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 1000 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Cyanoacrylate Fixation for Laparoscopic Repair of Inguinal Hernias: a Prospective, Multicenter Registry
Study Start Date : March 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hernia

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patient group
Administration of surgical tissue glue.
Device: Mesh fixation with surgical tissue glue
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair using surgical tissue glue for mesh fixation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Postoperative pain [ Time Frame: up to 1 year ]
    Prevalence of postoperative pain evaluated by patient self-assessment using a visual analog scale.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Intraoperative complications [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
    Complications such as bowel injury, major bleeding, complications due to anesthesia, nerve damage, lesion of vas deferens.

  2. Postoperative complications [ Time Frame: Up to 30 days after index-procedure ]
    Local numbness, hematoma, seroma, wound infection, mesh infection, hernia recurrence.

  3. Analgesic intake [ Time Frame: Discharge, 5 weeks ]
    Intake of analgesics.

  4. Quality of life (QOL) [ Time Frame: Preoperative, 5 weeks, 1 year ]
    QOL assessed by EQ-5D questionnaire.

  5. Freedom from hernia-related reinterventions [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Reinterventions at 1 year after index-procedure assessed by means of a questionnaire.

  6. Late complications [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Local numbness, groin discomfort, hernia recurrence, sexual dysfunction

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with a primary inguinal hernia

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is older than 18 years.
  • Written informed consent is obtained from patient.
  • Patient is able to complete the EQ-5D questionnaire.
  • Patient has a primary unilateral or primary bilateral inguinal hernia- Mesh fixation is established with solely surgical tissue glue (Ifbond™).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has a recurrent inguinal hernia.
  • Patient is treated using the Lichtenstein technique.
  • Mesh fixation with sutures, tacks, absorbable tacks or clips.
  • Patient is allergic to components of surgical tissue glue (Ifbond™).
  • Patient has a life expectancy of less than 1 year.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01669837

Contact: Dorien Haesen 0032470219703
Contact: Kurt Van der Speeten, MD 003289325050

Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg Recruiting
Genk, Limburg, Belgium, 3600
Contact: Kurt Van der Speeten, MD    003289325050   
Principal Investigator: Joost Vankeirsbilck, MD         
Principal Investigator: Luc Berwouts, MD         
Principal Investigator: Nele Van de Winkel, MD         
Principal Investigator: Anthony Beunis, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Kurt Van der Speeten, MD Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg

Responsible Party: Duomed Identifier: NCT01669837     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BM-IFA-06
First Posted: August 21, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 6, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017

Keywords provided by Duomed:
Inguinal hernia
Surgical tissue glue

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Inguinal
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal