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Radiation-Free Technique for Evaluating Renal Scarring (RAFTERS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03653702
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : August 31, 2018
Last Update Posted : June 6, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Richard Lee, Boston Children’s Hospital

Brief Summary:
In this research study the investigators want to study a safe, radiation-free technique known as contrast-enhanced ultrasound that may improve the ability to diagnose or evaluate renal scarring compared to regular ultrasound. This technique requires injection into a vein of a small amount of contrast material called Lumason. Contrast material is a type of dye that helps the investigators image the structures in the body more clearly. If this technique is successful, the need for DMSA studies may be avoided to diagnose or evaluate kidney scarring. DMSA is a more expensive test, causes radiation exposure, may require sedation and/or injection of contrast agents with the potential to cause allergic reactions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Vesico-Ureteral Reflux Drug: Lumason Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 70 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Radiation-Free Technique for Evaluating Renal Scarring (RAFTERS)
Estimated Study Start Date : June 24, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Scars

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound
Participants will undergo a contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) using Lumason
Drug: Lumason
Lumason will be used as the contrast agent. Standard Lumason dose will be used: 0.03mL/kg up to a maximum dose of 2.4 milliliter (mL) per injection




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Performance of CEUS result and comparison to DMSA [ Time Frame: 3 months after final participant completes participation ]
    DMSA will be used as gold standard to evaluate CEUS test performance. Sensitivity and specificity of CEUS renal scarring detection will be calculated accordingly. Bivariate and multivariate analyses will be completed to compare patient characteristics between those with good and poor CEUS performance to investigate if CEUS performs better in patients with specific covariates



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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months to 35 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients older than or equal to 6 months and less than or equal to 35 years old and scheduled for Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) DMSA scan to evaluate renal function and/or renal scarring

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with significant congenital renal anatomical abnormalities including horseshoe kidney, kidney malrotation, and multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK). Patients with severe cardio-pulmonary diseases will also be excluded.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03653702


Contacts
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Contact: Mohammad Alkhawaldeh 617-919-3850 Mohammad.Alkhawaldeh@childrens.harvard.edu

Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Children’s Hospital

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Responsible Party: Richard Lee, Principal Investigator, Boston Children’s Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03653702     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P00027566
First Posted: August 31, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 6, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Vesico-Ureteral Reflux
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases