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Radial Reload Open LAR Case Series

This study has been terminated.
Duke University
Providence Medical Research Center
University of South Florida
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medtronic - MITG Identifier:
First received: October 26, 2012
Last updated: February 13, 2015
Last verified: February 2015
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of the Radial Reload Stapler during open LAR for rectal cancer. The surgeon will complete questionnaires relating to the function of the device.

Condition Intervention
Low Anterior Resection
Proctosigmoid Resection
Rectal Cancer
Device: Covidien Radial Reload Stapler with Tri-Staple Technology

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluating the Radial Reload Stapler With Tri-Staple TM Technology During Open Low Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer: A Prospective Multicenter Case Series

Further study details as provided by Medtronic - MITG:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Staple Line [ Time Frame: Operative ]
    The surgeons ability to achieve a staple line at the desired level of the rectum.

  • Distal Margins [ Time Frame: Operative ]
    The ability to achieve adequate distal margins (defined as >2cm [or >1cm with clear histologic evaluation]) in the low rectum.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Usability: Visibility [ Time Frame: Operatively ]
    Visibility measured by surgeon usability questionnaire.

  • Usability: Access [ Time Frame: Operatively ]
    Access measured by surgeon usability questionnaire

  • Usability: Manueverability [ Time Frame: Operatively ]
    Manueverability measured by surgeon usability questionnaire. Question: Maneuverability of Radial reload during the procedure was adequate

Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: May 2013
Study Completion Date: November 2013
Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Covidien Radial Reload Stapler with Tri-Staple Technology
Covidien Radial Reload Stapler with Tri-Staple Technology in open low anterior resection or anterior proctosigmoidectomy
Device: Covidien Radial Reload Stapler with Tri-Staple Technology
Case series of patients already selected to undergo an open LAR or proctosigmoidectomy using the Radial Reload Stapler


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. The subject is able to understand and sign Informed Consent Form.
  2. The subject is between 18-85 years of age.
  3. The subject is anticipated to undergo a resection of the rectum with anastomosis below the peritoneal reflection for the treatment of rectal cancer.
  4. The subject is anticipated to undergo mobilization and stapling of the rectum through an open incision.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Any female patient, who is pregnant, suspected pregnant, or nursing.
  2. The participant is unable or unwilling to comply with the study requirements, follow-up schedule.
  3. The participant has co-morbidities which, in the opinion of the investigator, will not be appropriate for the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01717014

United States, Florida
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33606
United States, North Carolina
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27705
United States, Washington
Providence Medical Center
Spokane, Washington, United States, 99204
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medtronic - MITG
Duke University
Providence Medical Research Center
University of South Florida
  More Information

Responsible Party: Medtronic - MITG Identifier: NCT01717014     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: COVLARO0286
Study First Received: October 26, 2012
Results First Received: February 13, 2015
Last Updated: February 13, 2015

Keywords provided by Medtronic - MITG:
rectal cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rectal Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017