The WATS3D (Wide Area Transepithelial Sample Biopsy With 3-Dimensional Computer-Assisted Analysis) U.S. Registry
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02988934|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 12, 2016
Last Update Posted : January 31, 2019
The purpose of this study is to create a registry (collect data and keep it in a research database) to learn more about two methods of taking small tissue samples from your esophagus (the esophagus is the tube that carries food and liquid from your mouth to your stomach.). The two methods of sampling are: 1) Using forceps that take biopsies (small tissue samples) from your esophagus, and 2) Using a brush that also takes biopsies from your esophagus.
By recording the results of all of your biopsies over many years, it may be possible to find out if the brush biopsy, forceps biopsy, or both can predict which patients with heartburn develop Barrett's esophagus, (an abnormality in the esophagus that may lead to cancer), and which patients with Barrett's esophagus develop precancer and cancer. The data from your biopsies will be used to determine the best way to diagnose esophageal disease.
You are being asked to participate in the study because you are receiving an upper endoscopy (a procedure where a tube with a light and camera are inserted in your mouth and down your throat) with forceps and brush biopsies of your esophagus as part of your standard clinical care, and you are between the ages of 18 and 80.
|Condition or disease|
|Barrett Esophagus Gastroesophageal Reflux Esophageal Dysplasia Esophageal Diseases|
|Study Type :||Observational [Patient Registry]|
|Estimated Enrollment :||10000 participants|
|Target Follow-Up Duration:||10 Years|
|Study Start Date :||April 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 2026|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||April 2026|
- Incremental yield for dysplasia due to WATS sampling above that noted from routine forceps biopsies in various clinical settings. [ Time Frame: 10 years ]
- Outcomes of patients undergoing WATS sampling. [ Time Frame: 10 years ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02988934
|Contact: Stephanie Pillefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, North Carolina|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||Recruiting|
|Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599|
|Contact: Susan Moist, MPH, CCRP 919-966-7655 email@example.com|