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Post Market Evaluation of Aer-O-Scope Visualization

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02926209
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 6, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 1, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
GI View Ltd.

Brief Summary:
This will be a prospective multi-center, multi-national comparative non-blinded clinical investigation. Each subject will undergo back-to-back tandem colonoscopies with the Aer-O-Scope Colonoscope System and a conventional colonoscope since this is a tandem colonoscopy study, each subject will serve as their own control. The 1st procedure will be randomized, half to Aer-O-Scope Colonoscope System and half to conventional colonoscope. The same investigator will perform both procedures on each subject. All pathologies found will be either removed or tattooed. Unmarked pathologies found on second pass will represent those missed during the 1st pass, thus making the subject and the control one and the same. Tattooed pathologies that can be removed endoscopically will be removed in an additional colonoscopy. This may occur if a large polyp cannot be removed for any reason with the Aer-O-Scope, but can be removed with conventional colonoscopy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cancer Device: Aer-O-Scope (Colonoscopy) Procedure: Colonoscopy (Conventional Colonoscope) Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Subjects will be randomized in blocks of twenty (20) for either Aer-O-Scope or conventional colonoscopy as the first procedure. Physicians will be notified of the procedural order immediately prior to first colonoscopy. Up to the first ten (10) cases for each physician (system operation training cases) will all begin with the Aer-O-Scope colonoscopy as the first procedure.

The primary endpoint of AMR was chosen as this measure appears to be related to the performance of colonoscopy and reduction in colorectal cancer incidence. During the course of the last decade, several major visualizations studies have been performed and it has become common practice to use the "second-pass" method for measuring colonoscopy visualization methods, iii, iv. In the "second-pass" method, during the course of the first colonoscopy, all visualized lesions are removed (or tattooed in the event that they cannot be removed for any reason.). Any unmarked abnormalities discovered during the second pass colonoscopy are considered to be missed pathologies for the first pass colonoscopy.

All endpoints related to timing will be measured using a stopwatch and overall time stamp from the Aer-O-Scope or conventional colonoscope. Time to perform therapeutic interventions with Aer-O-Scope as well as a description of said interventions will also be recorded. The same instruments will be used to measure all procedures and will be calibrated as dictated by the manufacturer.

All equipment used during the course of this clinical investigation will undergo calibration and testing as per the manufacturing instructions. The Aer-O-Scope Colonoscope System has an automated calibration system and diagnostic test that run daily. Conventional colonoscopes will be maintained as per hospital/manufacturer protocol.

Recruited subjects who are withdrawn as a result of poor bowel prep or any other medical determination leading to the inability to undergo colonoscopy and/or tandem colonoscopy will be replaced. A poor prep is defined as having a score of score of 0 or 1 in the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale (BBPS). The BBPS scores are as follows:

0 = Unprepared colon segment with mucosa not seen due to solid stool that cannot be cleared.

  1. = Portion of mucosa of the colon segment seen, but other areas of the colon segment not well seen due to staining, residual stool and/or opaque liquid.
  2. = Minor amount of residual staining, small fragments of stool and/or opaque liquid, but mucosa of colon segment seen well.
  3. = Entire mucosa of colon segment seen well with no residual staining, small fragments of stool or opaque liquid.

Any subject withdrawn as a result of physician discretion due to concomitant medical issues will be withdrawn prior to the actual colonoscopic procedures. Patients with a large polyp (>20mm) removed during the first pass with a conventional colonoscope will be withdrawn. Patients who receive treatment during the first pass with clips (no other option available) will be withdrawn.

Coagulation therapy should be performed either with Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC) or another cautery tool or contact thermal device as per clinical protocol. For the purpose of this clinical investigation, clips should not be used unless there is no alternative. Patients treated with clips prior to their final pass colonoscopy, will be withdrawn from the investigation.

Physicians may also withdraw any patient due to medical causes if deemed appropriate, including patients that have undergone at least one (1) procedure.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Post Market Evaluation of Aer-O-Scope Visualization
Actual Study Start Date : February 21, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 20, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 20, 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Colonoscopy

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Aer-O-Scope First
Patients in this arm will undergo colonoscopy using the Aer-O-Scope followed by colonoscopy using a conventional colonoscope
Device: Aer-O-Scope (Colonoscopy)
Patients in the "Aer-O-Scope first arm" will undergo a colonoscopy with the Aer-O-Scope, removing any polyps detected, followed by a colonoscopy using a conventional colonoscope, removing any polyps not previously detected with the Aer-O-Scope.
Other Name: CRC Screening

Procedure: Colonoscopy (Conventional Colonoscope)
Patients in the "conventional colonoscope first arm" will undergo a colonoscopy with a conventional colonoscope, removing any polyps detected, followed by a colonoscopy using the Aer-O-Scope, removing any polyps not previously detected with the conventional colonoscope
Other Name: CRC Screening

Active Comparator: Conventional Colonoscope First
Patients in this arm will undergo colonoscopy using a conventional colonoscope followed by colonoscopy using the Aer-O-Scope
Device: Aer-O-Scope (Colonoscopy)
Patients in the "Aer-O-Scope first arm" will undergo a colonoscopy with the Aer-O-Scope, removing any polyps detected, followed by a colonoscopy using a conventional colonoscope, removing any polyps not previously detected with the Aer-O-Scope.
Other Name: CRC Screening

Procedure: Colonoscopy (Conventional Colonoscope)
Patients in the "conventional colonoscope first arm" will undergo a colonoscopy with a conventional colonoscope, removing any polyps detected, followed by a colonoscopy using the Aer-O-Scope, removing any polyps not previously detected with the conventional colonoscope
Other Name: CRC Screening




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adenoma Miss Rates [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of one year ]
    Determined by second pass colonoscopy - lesions detected in second pass represent lesions missed during first pass - adenomatic status based on histopathology


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Polyp miss rates (PMR) for each study arm [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of one year ]
    Determined by second pass colonoscopy - lesions detected in second pass represent lesions missed during first pass

  2. Advanced Adenoma Miss Rates (AAMR) for each study arm [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of one year ]
    Determined by second pass colonoscopy - lesions detected in second pass represent lesions missed during first pass - adenomatic status based on histopathology.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Subject is indicated for screening, diagnostic (minor complaints such as rectal bleeding or minor abdominal pain) or surveillance colonoscopy
  2. Subject willing to undergo tandem colonoscopies with Aer-O-Scope Colonoscope and a conventional colonoscope (including a single colon preparation bowel cleansing)
  3. Subject between the ages of 45 and 75 (patients between the ages of 45 and 50 must have a family history of a first degree relative with onset of colon cancer before the age of 60).
  4. Subject is able to understand and willing to sign informed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Personal history of colorectal neoplasia including familial adenomatous polyposis or hereditary nonpolyposis, colon cancer (HNPCC).
  2. Diagnosis of active (flaring) inflammatory bowel disease (active ulcerative colitis or Crohn's colitis), bowel obstruction, or acute diverticulitis, or known severe diverticulosis, fecal incontinence or any known large-bowel disease that would require a predetermined therapeutic colonoscopy (non-screening, non-diagnostic or non-surveillance cases)
  3. Severe gastrointestinal tract-related symptoms, or complaints, suggesting performance of a pre-determined therapeutic colonoscopy (non-screening, non-diagnostic or non-surveillance cases)
  4. History of colonic resection
  5. Clinically significant cardiovascular or pulmonary disease.
  6. Cancer or other life threatening disease or significant chronic condition that puts the subject at risk.
  7. Blood-clotting disorders and/or current anticoagulant therapy (Subjects taking up to 100mg aspirin for prophylactic treatment are acceptable for this study)
  8. Pregnancy
  9. Previous radiation therapy to the abdomen
  10. Morbid Obesity (BMI > 40 kg/m2)
  11. Drug abuse or alcoholism
  12. Subject is bed-ridden and/or unable to adequately communicate
  13. Subject is under custodial care
  14. Subject has a history of psychiatric disorders which would prevent compliance with study instructions
  15. Participation in a clinical study within the previous 30 days

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02926209


Locations
United States, Washington
Waldron Endoscopy Center Not yet recruiting
Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98405
Israel
Tel Aviv Souraski Medical Center Recruiting
Tel Aviv, Israel, 6423906
Contact: Jenny Rutman    +97236974451    Jennyr@tlvmc.gov.il   
Sponsors and Collaborators
GI View Ltd.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Erwin Santo, MD Tel Aviv Souraski Medical Center, Israel
Principal Investigator: Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA Waldron Endoscopy Center, Tacoma, WA, USA

Responsible Party: GI View Ltd.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02926209     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 934CLD
First Posted: October 6, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 1, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: Yes
Device Product Not Approved or Cleared by U.S. FDA: No
Pediatric Postmarket Surveillance of a Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No

Keywords provided by GI View Ltd.:
colonoscopy
adenoma
polyp
crc screening