a Study to Evaluate Adhesion Risk in Fertility Patients' Status Post Laparoscopic Myomectomy. (VLocmyo)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01971060|
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (lack of funding)
First Posted : October 28, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 25, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Uterine Fibroids Infertility||Device: surgery utilizing V-Loc suture|
This is a post-market, controlled, single-center study to evaluate V-Loc suture. 10 subjects will be included in this study. Premenopausal women ages 18-42 will undergo a laparoscopic myomectomy. Adhesion scoring will be done prior to the myomectomy using a modified American Fertility Society scoring technique. V-loc 180 suture will be utilized in all patients for closure of all uterine defects. All patients will then be evaluated by means of a second look laparoscopy (SLL) 6-12 weeks after the initial surgery and evaluated via modified American Fertility Society scoring techniques.
An independent reviewer will also score adhesions utilizing video recordings made from the second look laparoscopic surgery , using the same scoring techniques employed by the PI..
Patients will undergo routine preoperative blood tests in accordance with the Primary Investigators' usual standard of practice. All patients who meet the inclusion criteria will be considered. Patients will be consented prior to entry into the operating room. Surgical time will be measured from start of procedure, start of myomectomy, and start and finish time of each individual uterine closure. All investigators will provide usual and customary care to research subjects during the first look laparoscopy. This includes the use of all standard practice anti-adhesive agents and heparinized irrigation fluids
. Physicians will be surveyed on ease of use and any problems that occur with V-Loc suture.
All patients will be treated with post-operative antibiotics per the Primary Investigator's usual standard of care. Patients will be contacted both one and 4 weeks post surgery and evaluated for complications using a phone survey for pain and bowel functioning. The patient will also have a standard post operative exam with the physician 4-6 weeks post-operatively. A second look laparoscopy will be performed 6-12 weeks following the initial myomectomy. Adhesions will be evaluated using a modified American Fertility Society evaluation tool. Any adhesions seen at the time of SLL will be treated using the physician's preferred method of adhesiolysis. A recording will be obtained of the second look laparoscopy and will be reviewed and scored by an independent reviewer as to the level of adhesions seen .
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||0 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Case Study to Evaluate Adhesion Risk in Fertility Patients' Post Laparoscopic Myomectomy Utilizing Vloc Suture.|
|Study Start Date :||August 2013|
|Primary Completion Date :||October 2014|
|Study Completion Date :||October 2014|
Experimental: V-Loc suture
Laparoscopic surgery utilizing V-Loc suture
Device: surgery utilizing V-Loc suture
V-Loc suture will be utilized in the repair of the uterus following removal of fibroid tumors. a second look laparoscopy will be done on all subjects to evaluate scar tissue formation.
- Following Laparoscopic myomectomy utilizing V-Loc 180 suture , Post operative adhesion formation will be measured by an independent reviewer at the time of second look laparoscopy utilizing a scoring tool. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]The primary objective of this study is to evaluate post operative adhesion formation after using V-Loc™ 180 during laparoscopic myomectomy.
- The time required to close the incision as well as the ease of use to the surgeon will be measured utilizing a 1-5 ease of use scale. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]The time required to close the incision as well as the ease of use to the surgeon will be measured .
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01971060
|United States, Illinois|
|The Advanced gynecologic Surgery Institute|
|Naperville, Illinois, United States, 60540|
|Principal Investigator:||Charles E Miller, MD||Advanced GSI|