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Clinical Evaluation of Hemospray in Hemostasis of Active Variceal Bleeding

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: February 5, 2013
Last Update Posted: December 30, 2014
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Université Libre de Bruxelles
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mostafa Ibrahim, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute
The objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness of Hemospray in achieving initial hemostasis and decreased rate of re-bleeding in patients of acute variceal bleeding.

Condition Intervention
Variceal Hemorrhage Device: Hemospray

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clinical Evaluation of Hemospray in Hemostasis of Active Variceal Bleeding

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Further study details as provided by Mostafa Ibrahim, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
    Safety will be characterized by the incidence of all Adverse Device Effects (ADEs), non-serious and serious, possibly related to or related to the procedure and/or device that are experienced by study participants.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Effectiveness [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
    Information on efficacy will be obtained by measurements the proportion of patients with acute (procedural) hemostasis, and the rate of recurrent bleeding within 72 hours of treatment.

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: January 2013
Study Completion Date: June 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Hemospray Group

Hemospray device consists of a syringe containing the Hemospray powder (21 g per syringe), a delivery catheter that will be inserted into the working channel of the endoscope, and an introducer handle with a built-in carbon dioxide canister to propel the Hemospray powder out of the catheter.

In addition to Hemospray device any other required endoscopic accessories can be used during the procedure.

Device: Hemospray

Patients will be resuscitated as needed to achieve hemodynamic stability in preparation for endoscopy within 24 hours of hospital admission.

once the bleeding point will be identified at endoscopy, the delivery catheter will be inserted through the endoscope and positioned toward the lesion, leaving 1-2 cm between the bleeding site and the catheter tip.

Hemospray will be then delivered in short spray bursts (for 1-2 seconds) until hemostasis was confirmed.

Once bleeding was controlled , the bleeding site will be observed for 5 minutes under endoscopy.

Oral food and fluid will be with held from the patient for 24 hours. Intravenous octreotide and esomeprazole will given for up to 24 hours. Patients will be closely monitored for signs of recurrent bleeding for 24 hours post procedure.

Recurrent bleeding will be diagnosed any patient experiencing recurrent bleeding will treated according to the institutional standard of care


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

Inclusion criteria :

  • 18 Years and older
  • Bleeding Esophageal and / or Gastric varices

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is: < 18 years of age
  • Unable to consent
  • Contraindicated to undergo endoscopy,
  • Already hospitalized for another illness
  • Pregnant or lactating
  • Patients with altered post-surgical anatomy of the stomach
  • Previously placed intrahepatic portosystemic shunt
  • Patient treated by other endoscopic or surgical modalities within 7 days prior to the intended application of Hemospray
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01783899

Erasme Hospital , ULB
Brussels, Belgium, 1070
Theodor Bilharz Research Institute
Giza, Egypt, 12311
Sponsors and Collaborators
Theodor Bilharz Research Institute
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Principal Investigator: Mostafa Ibrahim, MD Université Libre de Bruxelles
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mostafa Ibrahim, Gastroenterologist, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01783899     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Hemospray Varices
First Submitted: February 1, 2013
First Posted: February 5, 2013
Last Update Posted: December 30, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathologic Processes