Comparative Study of Safety and Efficacy of Heavyweight and Partially Absorbable Mesh in Inguinal Hernia Repair

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 13, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 25, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Samyang Biopharmaceuticals Corporation

Brief Summary:
Proflex® Mesh (partially absorbable mesh, Korea) and Marlex® Mesh (heavyweight mesh) will be used for inguinal hernia repair to compare the safety and efficacy (pain score, quality of life)of two devices at 3 months follow-up.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hernia, Inguinal Device: Proflex® Mesh Mesh implantation Device: Marlex® Mesh Implant Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Study Start Date : April 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hernia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Proflex® Mesh
Device: Partially absorbable lightweight mesh Intervention: Mesh implantation
Device: Proflex® Mesh Mesh implantation
Implantation of mesh in the incision of inguinal area

Active Comparator: Marlex® Mesh
Device: Non-absorbable Heavyweight mesh Intervention: Mesh implantation
Device: Marlex® Mesh Implant

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. pain score (10-point Visual Analogue Scale) [ Time Frame: Day90 after operation ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male patients >=20 years =<85 years old
  2. Patients with Unilateral hernia
  3. Patients without previous operations in lower part of abdomen
  4. Patients capable to understand the explanation about purpose and method of the trial, and write an Informed Concent Form
  5. Patients capable to participate during the period of the trial

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Previous hernia repair at the same site
  2. Incarcerated hernia
  3. Strangulated hernia
  4. Patients to whom and open surgery cannot be indicated
  5. Previous urological surgery
  6. Immune incompetence of patient: AIDS, vesical fibrosis, etc.
  7. Patients with AIHD or patients who take immunosuppressive drugs
  8. Patients with liver disease (ASL, AST ≥ normal value by more than 3 times)
  9. Patients with kidney disease (creatinine>2.0mg/dL)
  10. Patients on anti-coagulants
  11. Patients with severe systematic disease
  12. Patients with malignant tumor
  13. Patients with infection or with the predicted problem of surgery site healing
  14. Participation in another clinical study within the last 30 days
  15. Patients whose participation is considered inappropriate according to other except above mentioned clinical condition

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01877122

Korea, Republic of
Samyang Biopharmaceuticals
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Samyang Biopharmaceuticals Corporation
Principal Investigator: Taeil Son, M.D., Ph.D. Eulji Medical Center

Responsible Party: Samyang Biopharmaceuticals Corporation Identifier: NCT01877122     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MS1-1004
First Posted: June 13, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 25, 2015
Last Verified: June 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hernia, Inguinal
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Hernia, Abdominal
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action