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SpHincterotomy for Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis (SHARP)

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 1, 2018
Last Update Posted : January 29, 2020
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gregory A. Cote, Medical University of South Carolina

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if a procedure called Endoscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography (ERCP) with sphincterotomy reduces the risk of pancreatitis or the number of recurrent pancreatitis episodes in patients with pancreas divisum. ERCP with sphincterotomy is a procedure where doctors used a combination of x-rays and an endoscope (a long flexible lighted tube) to find the opening of the duct where fluid drains out of the pancreas. People who have been diagnosed with pancreas divisum, have had at least two episodes of pancreatitis, and are candidates for the ERCP with sphincterotomy procedure may be eligible to participate. Participants will be will be randomly assigned to either have the ERCP with sphincterotomy procedure, or to have a "sham" procedure. Participants will have follow up visits 30 days after the procedure, 6 months after the procedure, and continuing every 6 months until a maximum follow-up period of 48 months.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pancreatitis Pancreas Divisum Pancreatitis, Acute Pancreatitis Idiopathic Pancreas Inflamed Procedure: ERCP with miES Procedure: EUS Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This is a sham-controlled, single blinded with a blinded outcome assessment, multi-center, randomized clinical trial of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with minor papilla endoscopic sphincterotomy (miES) for the treatment of recurrent acute pancreatitis (RAP) with pancreas divisum. ERCP with miES is often offered in clinical practice to patients with RAP, pancreas divisum, and no other clear risk factors for their acute pancreatitis episodes. The hypothesis is that obstruction at the level of the minor papilla is one cause of RAP in pancreas divisum; miES will relieve the obstruction, thereby reducing the risk of a recurrent attack(s) of acute pancreatitis. The trial requires a total sample size of approximately 234 subjects, and a planned enrollment period of approximately 3.5 years with total planned study duration of 5 years (minimum follow-up of 6 months, maximum follow-up of 48 months).

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 234 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Subjects will be randomized 1:1 to either EUS+sham or EUS+ERCP with miES.
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: In addition to the participant and the investigator assessing outcomes, study coordinators involved in collecting outcomes data will be masked to the treatment assignment.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: SpHincterotomy for Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis (SHARP Trial)
Actual Study Start Date : September 27, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 1, 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 1, 2023

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MedlinePlus related topics: Pancreatitis

Arm Intervention/treatment
Sham Comparator: EUS + Sham
Subjects randomized to EUS + sham will undergo a diagnostic endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) under sedation. The physician investigator will not make any attempts to achieve minor papilla cannulation, but photo document the minor papilla using a duodenoscope. Diluted dye will be injected into the duodenum. A small caliber prophylactic pancreatic duct stent will be deposited into the duodenal lumen. These maneuvers are performed to minimize the risk of unmasking.
Procedure: EUS
Endoscopic ultrasound

Experimental: EUS + ERCP with miES
Subjects randomized to EUS + ERCP with miES will undergo the procedure at the same time as endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), under sedation. Indomethacin (100 mg) will be administered rectally at the onset of the ERCP procedure in patients with no known allergy to indomethacin. The techniques used to perform the endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)with miES (minor papilla endoscopic sphincterotomy) will be left to the discretion of the study endoscopist. The extent of sphincterotomy will be per the discretion of the treating endoscopist. Unless methylene blue (or similar chromoendoscopy agent such as indigo carmine) has already been used to facilitate minor papilla cannulation, diluted dye will be injected into the duodenum.
Procedure: ERCP with miES
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with minor papilla endoscopic sphincterotomy

Procedure: EUS
Endoscopic ultrasound

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reduce the risk of subsequent acute pancreatitis episodes by 33% [ Time Frame: This is a time-to-event outcome that is assessed starting 30 days after treatment through a maximum follow-up of 48 months. ]
    To test this aim, compare the incidence of acute pancreatitis > 30 days after treatment allocation as the primary outcome measure, using the next attack of acute pancreatitis as a time-to-event outcome.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To compare the incidence rate ratio of acute pancreatitis between treatment groups [ Time Frame: Incidence rate will be assessed starting 30 days after treatment through a maximum follow-up of 48 months. ]
    All randomized subjects will be followed longitudinally until study completion (minimum follow-up of six months, maximum follow-up of 48 months), even if acute pancreatitis occurs during follow-up. A secondary benefit of miES may be a reduction in acute pancreatitis frequency, defined as the incidence rate (episodes/time pre- and post-randomization). Since baseline incidence rate is a probable predictor of post-randomization incidence rate, the investigators will compare the incidence rate ratios between the two arms, keeping person-time equal between the pre/post periods.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient must consent to be in the study and must have signed and dated an approved consent form.
  2. >18 years
  3. Two or more episodes of acute pancreatitis, with each episode meeting two of the following three criteria:

    • abdominal pain consistent with acute pancreatitis (acute onset of a persistent, severe, epigastric pain often radiating to the back)
    • serum lipase activity (or amylase activity) at least three times greater than the upper limit of normal
    • characteristic findings of acute pancreatitis on CECT, MRI or transabdominal ultrasonography
  4. At least one episode of acute pancreatitis within 24 months of enrollment
  5. Pancreas divisum confirmed by prior MRCP that is reviewed by an abdominal radiologist at the recruiting site.
  6. By physician assessment, there is no certain explanation for recurrent acute pancreatitis.
  7. Subjects must be able to fully understand and participate in all aspects of the study, including completion of questionnaires and telephone interviews, in the opinion of the clinical investigator

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Prior minor papilla therapy (endoscopic or surgical)
  2. Calcific chronic pancreatitis, defined as parenchymal or ductal calcifications identified on computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging scan that is reviewed by an expert radiologist at the recruiting site.
  3. Main pancreatic duct stricture*
  4. Presence of a structural etiology for acute pancreatitis, such as anomalous pancreatobiliary union, periampullary mass, or pancreatic mass lesion on imaging*
  5. Presence of a local complication from acute pancreatitis which requires pancreatogram
  6. Regular use of opioid medication for abdominal pain for the past three months
  7. Medication as the etiology for acute pancreatitis by physician assessment
  8. TWEAK score ≥ 4

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03609944

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Contact: Gregory Cote, MD, MS 843-792-6999

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United States, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham Recruiting
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294
Contact: Stacy Hyatt   
Principal Investigator: C. Mel Wilcox, MD         
United States, California
Keck Hospital of USC Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033
Contact: Jessica Serna    323-409-6939   
Principal Investigator: James Buxbaum         
United States, Connecticut
Yale School of Medicine Recruiting
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06520
Contact: Christina Rose    203-984-4007   
Principal Investigator: Priya A. Jamidar, MD         
United States, Georgia
Emory University Hospital Not yet recruiting
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Contact: Ambreen Merchant    404-727-6278   
Principal Investigator: Field F. Willingham, MD         
United States, Illinois
Northwestern University Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Contact: Jordan Wood    312-926-4390   
Principal Investigator: Rajesh Keswani, MD         
United States, Indiana
Indiana University Recruiting
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Contact: Suzette Schmidt    317-948-8104   
Principal Investigator: Evan Fogel, MD         
United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Recruiting
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
Contact: Ghislaine Feussom    612-626-3636   
Principal Investigator: Martin Freeman, MD         
United States, Missouri
Saint Luke's Hospital System Recruiting
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64111
Contact: Jodi Harkness    816-932-0352   
Principal Investigator: Srinivas Jonnalagadda, MD         
United States, New Hampshire
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Recruiting
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756
Contact: Penny Doughty    603-653-6048   
Principal Investigator: Timothy Gardner, MD         
United States, Ohio
The Ohio State University - Wexner Medical Center Recruiting
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Contact: Brianna Conley    614-366-4495   
Principal Investigator: Darwin Conwell, MD         
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Recruiting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Contact: Tina Tomko    412-647-1120   
Principal Investigator: Dhiraj Yadav, MD         
United States, South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina Recruiting
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29407
Contact: Haley Nitchie    843-876-0487   
Principal Investigator: Gregory Cote, MD         
United States, Texas
Methodist Dallas Medical Center Recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75203
Contact: Esmeralda Martinez    214-947-4066   
Principal Investigator: Paul R. Tarnasky, MD         
United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Recruiting
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22908
Contact: Sharon Foster   
Principal Investigator: Andrew Wang, MD         
United States, Washington
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center Recruiting
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98101
Contact: Katrina Magbitang    202-341-1406   
Principal Investigator: Andrew Ross, MD         
Canada, Manitoba
Health Sciences Centre Recruiting
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3A 1R9
Contact: Diane McAlpine    204-787-1643   
Principal Investigator: Dana Moffatt, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gregory A. Cote
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
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Study Chair: Gregory A Cote, MD, MS Medical University of South Carolina

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Gregory A. Cote, Professor, Medical University of South Carolina Identifier: NCT03609944    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1922
U01DK116743 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: August 1, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 29, 2020
Last Verified: January 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Gregory A. Cote, Medical University of South Carolina:
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pancreatitis, Chronic
Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases