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Drug Eluting Balloon for Prevention of Hemodialysis Access Restenosis (DEB)

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Verified September 2016 by Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Biotronik Canada Inc
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Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) Identifier:
First received: August 21, 2013
Last updated: September 6, 2016
Last verified: September 2016
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of paclitaxel-coated balloon catheter to prevent restenosis after PTA (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty) of hemodialysis access (HA) in comparison with the uncoated PTA balloon catheter.

Condition Intervention
Arteriovenous Fistulae Arteriovenous Graft Device: Paclitaxel Eluting Balloon Angioplasty Device: Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Drug Eluting Balloon for the Prevention of Hemodialysis Access Restenosis: A Prospective Randomized Trial (DEB Study)

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Further study details as provided by Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Late lumen loss (LLL) at 6 months after PTA (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

    Comparison of the mean LLL (late lumen loss) in patients in the two trial arms (DEB vs plain PTA) evaluated by quantitative angiography at six months after PTA.

    LLL is defined as the difference between the MLD (minimum lumen diameter) immediately after balloon angioplasty and the MLD at follow-up

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The angiographic percentage of diameter stenosis and the incidence of angiographic binary restenosis rate (≥50% of the diameter of the reference-vessel segment) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    The change in the degree of stenosis (in %) at the intervention site between the measure right after the intervention, and 6 months later and the difference between restenosis rates in the two trial arms at 6 months.

  • Change of HA flow [ Time Frame: Before angioplasty, week 1, month 1or month 3 ]
    Difference between mean HA flow in the two groups (measured at the same times)

  • The rate of HA failure [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Time elapsed from the initial intervention (at randomization) to the earliest (if any) of these 3 events: HA thrombosis, HA re-intervention (surgical or endovascular, including creation of a new HA), or CVC (central venous catheter) insertion for dialysis purpose

  • Drug eluting balloon safety [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Proportion of patients with side effects in the 2 groups.

Estimated Enrollment: 140
Study Start Date: October 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Paclitaxel Eluting Balloon
Paclitaxel Eluting Balloon Angioplasty
Device: Paclitaxel Eluting Balloon Angioplasty
Other Name: Passeo-18 Lux
Active Comparator: Conventional uncoated balloon
Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA)
Device: Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA)
Other Name: Passeo-18

Detailed Description:

In Canada, there are over 20,000 patients with chronic end-stage renal disease (ESRD)on long-term hemodialysis and the number is increasing rapidly.The creation of hemodialysis access (HA) (also called "lifeline" for dialysis patients) has become the most common type of vascular surgery. These HA are frequently complicated by dysfunction after their creation mainly due to neointimal hyperplastic stenosis (> 60% at one year). PTA is an established cornerstone method of treating stenotic lesions because of its minimally invasive percutaneous nature and widespread availability.Although PTA has a high initial success rate,narrowing will often recur in 2-3 months hence requiring further interventions. There are currently no durable therapies for the prevention or treatment of HA dysfunction restenosis after PTA.

Recently drug eluting balloon (DEB) with paclitaxel have repeatedly demonstrated their effectiveness to prevent restenosis due to intimal proliferation in the coronary and peripheral arterial systems. The investigators believe that the DEB with paclitaxel will significantly decrease the HA restenosis rate at the treated site and therefore will improve the management of HA failures.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical or hemodynamic evidence of HA dysfunction according to the clinician's judgment
  • Patients with AVF (arteriovenous fistulae)or AVG (arteriovenous graft) located in the forearm or upper arm and is > 3 months old
  • Minimum age of 18 years and written informed consent
  • Target lesion stenosis is <3.0 cm in length and >50% in luminal diameter reduction
  • Maximum of two secondary lesions (stenoses) if the following criteria are satisfied: The secondary lesion is located in the graft or peripheral veins, the secondary lesion is <3.0 cm in length and located >1.0 cm away from the target lesion, the secondary lesion is >50% luminal reduction compared to the reference vessel diameter
  • Reference vessel diameter between 4 to 7 mm
  • The HA must not be thrombosed and the lesion can be crossed with guide wire before angioplasty
  • Lesion site: from 2 cm above the arterial anastomosis to the superior vena cava
  • Restenotic lesion (previously treated by PTA or stent) or de novo lesion

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindication to angiography or PTA
  • Intervention of the HA circuit within the past 30 days
  • Systemic infection or a local infection associated with the graft
  • The patient is pregnant
  • Patient is enrolled in another investigational study.
  • Life expectancy < 12 months
  • History of severe allergic reaction to contrast media or to paclitaxel
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01928498

Contact: Jennifer Satterthwaite, M.Sc. 514-890-8000 ext 23483
Contact: Dominique Aubin, M.Sc. 514-890-8000 ext 28212

Canada, Quebec
Hôpital Charles-Lemoyne Recruiting
Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
Contact: Michèle Roy, RN, BSc, BScN    450-466-5000 ext 2471      
Principal Investigator: Serge Cournoyer, MD         
Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Recruiting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H1T 2M4
Sub-Investigator: Georges Ouellet, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Véronique Caty, MD         
Centre Hospitalier de l'université de Montréal-CHUM Recruiting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2L 4M1
Sub-Investigator: Gilles Soulez, MD.M.Sc.         
Sub-Investigator: Jean Éthier, MD         
Principal Investigator: Éric Therasse, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Biotronik Canada Inc
Principal Investigator: Éric Therasse, MD Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
  More Information

Responsible Party: Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) Identifier: NCT01928498     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CE13.093 (2014-5032)
Study First Received: August 21, 2013
Last Updated: September 6, 2016

Keywords provided by Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM):
arteriovenous fistulae
arteriovenous graft
drug eluting balloon

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arteriovenous Fistula
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Arteriovenous Malformations
Vascular Malformations
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Fistula
Vascular Diseases
Congenital Abnormalities
Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel
Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
Antineoplastic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 19, 2017