French Post-Inscription Study on Sacral Neuromodulation in the Treatment of Fecal Incontinence

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2014 by Medtronic International Trading Sarl
Medtronic France SAS
Medtronic MCRI
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First received: October 4, 2013
Last updated: November 20, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

The aim of this observational study is to evaluate the utilization in the clinical practice, effectiveness, explantation and re-intervention rate, complications and adverse events of InterStim system in patients indicated to Sacral Neuromodulation therapy for fecal incontinence.

This study will provide additional data about safety and effectiveness of the usage of InterStim system in fecal incontinence environment and at the same time will confirm that results from clinical trials can be transposed to clinical practice.

Condition Intervention
Fecal Incontinence
Device: Sacral Nerve Stimulation

Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 15 Months
Official Title: French Post-Inscription Study on Sacral Neuromodulation in the Treatment of Fecal Incontinence

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Further study details as provided by Medtronic International Trading Sarl:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of implanted patients with a reduction of at least 50% of incontinence episodes per week, compared to baseline. [ Time Frame: 6 months (4-8 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    The primary objective will evaluate the proportion of implanted patients that do not experience any serious adverse event or serious adverse device effect at 4-8 months of follow-up and show a reduction of at least 50% of incontinence episodes per week at the same timeframe, compared to baseline.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction of incontinence episodes per week [ Time Frame: 12 months (9-15 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Reduction of evacuations per week [ Time Frame: 6 months (4-8 months) and 12 months (9-15 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Reduction of urgency episodes per week [ Time Frame: 6 months (4-8 months) and 12 months (9-15 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Retention delay [ Time Frame: 3 months (1-4 months), 6 months (5-8 months), 12 months (9-15 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Complications and Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 3 months (1-4 months), 6 months (5-8 months), 12 months (9-15 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Fecal Incontinence severity [ Time Frame: 3 months (1-4 months), 6 months (5-8 months), 12 months (9-15 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Quality of Life [ Time Frame: 3 months (1-4 months), 6 months (5-8 months), 12 months (9-15 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Patient Satisfaction [ Time Frame: 6 months (5-8 months) and 12 months (9-15 months) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 286
Study Start Date: September 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Principal Population
Patients who undergo a definitive neuro-stimulator implantation.
Device: Sacral Nerve Stimulation
Annex Population
Patients who do not respond to the temporary test for the neurostimulator implantation
Device: Sacral Nerve Stimulation


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

French subjects affected by fecal incontinence, indicated to sacral neuromodulation therapy.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient willing to sign the Data Release Form stating the non opposition to the study conduct;
  • Patient able to understand information given by the investigator in terms of data collection and publication;
  • At least 18 years old or older.
  • Patient indicated to sacral neuromodulation testing with InterStim® system.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Replacement of an existing sacral neuromodulation system (implanted before inclusion period) without any evidence of benefits during a testing period.
  • Patient unwilling to comply to data collection and publication rules.
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01957969

Hôpital Saint André Recruiting
Bordeaux, France
Contact: Frank Zerbib   
Principal Investigator: Frank Zerbib         
Sub-Investigator: Quentin Denost         
CHU Estaing Recruiting
Clermont Ferrand, France
Contact: Karem Slim   
Principal Investigator: Karem Slim         
CHU de Dijon Not yet recruiting
Dijon, France
Contact: Nicolas Cheynel   
Principal Investigator: Nicolas Cheynel         
CHU Grenoble - Hôpital Michallon Recruiting
Grenoble, France
Contact: Jean-Luc Faucheron   
Principal Investigator: Jean-Luc Faucheron         
Sub-Investigator: David Voirin         
Polyclinique du Maine Recruiting
Laval, France, 53010
Contact: Michel Peyrot, MD   
Principal Investigator: Michel Peyrot, Dr         
CHRU Lille - Hôpital Claude Huriez Recruiting
Lille, France
Contact: Philippe Zerbib   
Principal Investigator: Philippe Zerbib         
CHU Dupuytren Recruiting
Limoges, France
Contact: Muriel Mathonnet   
Principal Investigator: Muriel Mathonnet         
Hopital Edouard Herriot Not yet recruiting
Lyon, France
Contact: Henri Damon   
Principal Investigator: Henri Damon         
Sub-Investigator: Xavier Barth         
Sub-Investigator: François Mion         
APM Hopital Nord Recruiting
Marseille, France
Contact: Pierre Orsoni   
Principal Investigator: Pierre Orsoni         
Sub-Investigator: Carine Visée         
CHU Brabois Not yet recruiting
Nancy, France
Contact: Marie Lorraine Scherrer   
Principal Investigator: Marie Lorraine Scherrer         
CHU Nantes - Hotel Dieu Recruiting
Nantes, France
Contact: Paul Antoine Lehur   
Principal Investigator: Paul Antoine Lehur         
Sub-Investigator: Guillaime Meurette         
Hôpital Saint Joseph Recruiting
Paris, France
Contact: Jérôme Loriau   
Principal Investigator: Jérôme Loriau         
Sub-Investigator: Hélène Pillant-Le Moult         
Sub-Investigator: Vincent de Parades         
GH Diaconesses Croix St Simon Recruiting
Paris, France
Contact: Isabelle Etienney   
Principal Investigator: Isabelle Etienney         
Sub-Investigator: Christian Thomas         
Hopital Bichat / Beaujon Not yet recruiting
Paris, France
Contact: Laurent Abramowitz   
Principal Investigator: Laurent Abramowitz         
Sub-Investigator: Anne-Laure Terrerias         
APHP Saint Antoine Recruiting
Paris, France, 75012
Contact: Yann Parc, Pr.   
Principal Investigator: Yann Parc, Pr.         
CHU Rennes - Hôpital Pontchaillou Recruiting
Rennes, France
Contact: Laurent Siproudhis   
Principal Investigator: Laurent Siproudhis         
Sub-Investigator: Véronique Desfourneaux         
Sub-Investigator: Sylvain Garnier         
Sub-Investigator: Yann Mouchel         
Sub-Investigator: Charlène Brochard         
CHU Charles Nicolle Recruiting
Rouen, France
Contact: Anne-Marie Leroi   
Principal Investigator: Anne-Marie Leroi Leroi         
Sub-Investigator: Valérie Bridoux         
Polyclinique Pays Basque Sud Not yet recruiting
St Jean de Luz, France
Contact: Michel Escartin   
Principal Investigator: Michel Escartin         
CHU Hautepierre Recruiting
Strasbourg, France
Contact: Serge Rohr   
Principal Investigator: Serge Rohr         
CHU Toulouse - Hotel Dieu PURPAN Recruiting
Toulouse, France
Contact: Guillaume Portier   
Principal Investigator: Guillaume Portier         
Clinique St Jean du Languedoc Recruiting
Toulouse, France
Contact: Jean-François Gravié   
Principal Investigator: Jean-François Gravié         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medtronic International Trading Sarl
Medtronic France SAS
Medtronic MCRI
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Responsible Party: Medtronic International Trading Sarl Identifier: NCT01957969     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1.05.8004
Study First Received: October 4, 2013
Last Updated: November 20, 2014
Health Authority: France: Haute Autorité de Santé Transparency Commission
France: Comité consultatif sur le traitement de l'information en matière de recherche dans le domaine de la santé
France: The Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fecal Incontinence
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases processed this record on March 26, 2015