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Comparing Transanal Irrigation With Navina Smart vs. Standard Bowel Care in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04707976
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 13, 2021
Last Update Posted : January 13, 2021
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Wellspect HealthCare
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dentsply International

Brief Summary:
A randomized, superiority, controlled, interventional, prospective, multicentre, post-market study of TAI with Navina™ Smart versus Standard Bowel Care performed in a population of 92 subjects suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and confirmed Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction. The study is expected to last for a total of 8 weeks per subject with two scheduled site visits.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neurogenic Bowel (Disorder) Fecal Constipation Fecal Incontinence Multiple Sclerosis Device: Navina Smart Other: Standard Bowel Care Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 92 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Sequential Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Efficacy of Transanal Irrigation With Navina Smart Versus Standard Bowel Care in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis
Actual Study Start Date : December 1, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2022

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Navina Smart
An electronic medical device to perform transanal irrigation. Treatment period 8 weeks.
Device: Navina Smart
CE-marked NavinaTM Smart including Navina Smart App.

Active Comparator: Standard Bowel Care
Supportive bowel care without using irrigation.
Other: Standard Bowel Care
Bowel care will be scheduled at least every 2nd day according to a defined study specific standard bowel care protocol. Diet, fluids, abdominal massage, regular physical activity and medications will be used if non-interventional treatment is insufficient.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in fecal incontinence score. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Relative change in Wexner fecal incontinence score at 8 weeks relative to Baseline in the TAI arm, compared to the SBC arm.

  2. Change in fecal constipation score [ Time Frame: 8 weeks. ]
    Relative change in Cleveland Clinic constipation score at 8 weeks relative to Baseline in the TAI arm, compared to the SBC arm.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy of TAI with Navina Smart vs. SBC [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Absolute change in Wexner fecal incontinence score at 4 weeks relative to Baseline in the TAI arm, compared to the SBC arm.

  2. Efficacy of TAI with Navina Smart vs. SBC [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Absolute change in Wexner fecal incontinence score at 8 weeks relative to Baseline in the TAI arm, compared to the SBC arm.

  3. Efficacy of TAI with Navina Smart vs. SBC [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Absolute change in Cleveland Clinic constipation score at 4 relative to Baseline in the TAI arm, compared to the SBC arm.

  4. Efficacy of TAI with Navina Smart vs. SBC [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Absolute change in Cleveland Clinic constipation score at 4 relative to Baseline in the TAI arm, compared to the SBC arm.

  5. Efficacy of TAI with Navina Smart vs. SBC [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Relative change in Wexner fecal incontinence score at 4 weeks relative to Baseline in the TAI arm, compared to the SBC arm.

  6. Efficacy of TAI with Navina Smart vs. SBC [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Relative change in Wexner fecal incontinence score at 4 weeks relative to Baseline in the TAI arm, compared to the SBC arm.

  7. Efficacy of TAI with Navina Smart vs. SBC [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Relative change in Cleveland Clinic constipation score at 4 weeks relative to Baseline in the TAI arm, compared to the SBC arm

  8. Efficacy of TAI with Navina Smart vs. SBC [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Relative change in Cleveland Clinic constipation score at 4 weeks relative to Baseline in the TAI arm, compared to the SBC arm

  9. Change in perception of impact of bowel symptoms on QoL [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Relative change of impact on bowel-related QoL between baseline and 8 weeks in the TAI arm, compared to the SBC arm, as measured by a single question.

  10. Change in NBD symptoms [ Time Frame: 4 weeks and 8 weeks ]
    Absolute and relative change in NBD score between Baseline and 4 and 8 weeks in the Navina arm, compared to the SBC arm.

  11. Change in bladder specific QoL [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Absolute and relative change in SF-Qualiveen questionnaire between Baseline and 8 weeks in the TAI arm, compared to the SBC arm.

  12. Study therapy adherence [ Time Frame: 4 weeks and 8 weeks ]
    Number of subjects using Navina Smart or SBC at 4 weeks and 8 weeks treatment, as measured by a single question.

  13. Frequency of UTI [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Number of UTIs requiring antibiotic treatment 8 weeks prior study start (Baseline) and at 8 weeks after treatment (Visit 2), as reported by subject.

  14. Navina Smart: Correlation APP/irrigation parameters [ Time Frame: Up to 3 weeks ]
    Volume correlation with Anorectal Physiology Parameters (APPs) up to 3 weeks from baseline in subjects who perform the anorectal physiology test, treated with Navina Smart, and using the Navina Smart App.

  15. Navina Smart: Correlation APP/irrigation parameters [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Volume correlation with Anorectal Physiology Parameters (APPs) after 4 weeks in subjects who perform the anorectal physiology test, treated with Navina Smart, and using the Navina Smart App

  16. Navina Smart: Correlation APP/irrigation parameters [ Time Frame: 8 weeks. ]
    Volume correlation with Anorectal Physiology Parameters (APPs) after 8 weeks in subjects who perform the anorectal physiology test, treated with Navina Smart, and using the Navina Smart App

  17. Navina Smart: Correlation APP/irrigation parameters [ Time Frame: Up to 3 weeks ]
    Frequency of irrigations correlation with Anorectal Physiology Parameters (APPs) up to 3 weeks from baseline in subjects who perform the anorectal physiology test, treated with Navina Smart, and using the Navina Smart App

  18. Navina Smart: Correlation APP/irrigation parameters [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Frequency of irrigations correlation with Anorectal Physiology Parameters (APPs) after 4 weeks in subjects who perform the anorectal physiology test, treated with Navina Smart, and using the Navina Smart App.

  19. Navina Smart: Correlation APP/irrigation parameters [ Time Frame: 8 weeks. ]
    Frequency of irrigations correlation with Anorectal Physiology Parameters (APPs) after 8 weeks in subjects who perform the anorectal physiology test, treated with Navina Smart, and using the Navina Smart App.

  20. Navina Smart: Correlation APP/irrigation parameters [ Time Frame: Up to 3 weeks ]
    Balloon inflation correlation with Anorectal Physiology Parameters (APPs) up to 3 weeks from baseline in subjects who perform the anorectal physiology test, treated with Navina Smart, and using the Navina Smart App

  21. Navina Smart: Correlation APP/irrigation parameters [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Balloon inflation correlation with Anorectal Physiology Parameters (APPs) after 4 weeks in subjects who perform the anorectal physiology test, treated with Navina Smart, and using the Navina Smart App

  22. Navina Smart: Correlation APP/irrigation parameters [ Time Frame: 8 weeks. ]
    Balloon inflation correlation with Anorectal Physiology Parameters (APPs) after 8 weeks in subjects who perform the anorectal physiology test, treated with Navina Smart, and using the Navina Smart App.

  23. Navina Smart: Correlation anorectal APP/irrigation parameters between responders/non-responders [ Time Frame: Up to 3 weeks ]
    Correlation between Anorectal Physiology Parameters (APPs), irrigations parameters (volume/frequency of irrigation and balloon inflation) and outcome of TAI treatment between responders versus non-responders in subjects who perform the anorectal physiology test, treated with Navina Smart, and using the Navina Smart App from baseline to 3 weeks. A responder is defined as an improvement equal to the 25th percentile of the change in Cleveland Clinic Constipation score when using TAI with Navina Smart.

  24. Navina Smart: Correlation anorectal APP/irrigation parameters between responders/non-responders [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Correlation between Anorectal Physiology Parameters (APPs), irrigations parameters (volume/frequency of irrigation and balloon inflation) and outcome of TAI treatment between responders versus non-responders in subjects who perform the anorectal physiology test, treated with Navina Smart, and using the Navina Smart App for 4 weeks. A responder is defined as an improvement equal to the 25th percentile of the change in Cleveland Clinic Constipation score when using TAI with Navina Smart.

  25. Navina Smart: Correlation anorectal APP/irrigation parameters between responders/non-responders [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    Correlation between Anorectal Physiology Parameters (APPs), irrigations parameters(volume/frequency of irrigation and balloon inflation) and outcome of TAI treatment between responders versus non-responders in subjects who perform the anorectal physiology test, treated with Navina Smart, and using the Navina Smart App for 8 weeks. A responder is defined as an improvement equal to the 25th percentile of the change in Cleveland Clinic Constipation score when using TAI with Navina Smart.



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

Inclusion Criteria:

For inclusion in the study, subjects must fulfil all of the following criteria:

  1. Provision of informed consent.
  2. Female or male aged 18 years or above.
  3. Established diagnosis of MS according to McDonald criteria.
  4. Patients with bowel symptoms post-dating and related to a diagnosis of MS.
  5. Patients suffering from NBD symptoms defined by Wexner feacal incontinence score ≥10 and/or Cleveland Clinic constipation score ≥10 confirmed at Baseline.
  6. Only TAI treatment naïve patient (not having previously used any particular TAI system).
  7. Judged eligible for TAI as per standardized treatment pathway.
  8. Able to read, write and understand information given to them regarding the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

Any of the following is regarded as a criterion for exclusion from the study:

  1. Any confirmed or suspected diagnosis of anal or colorectal stenosis, active inflammatory bowel disease, acute diverticulitis, severe diverticulosis, colorectal cancer, ischemic colitis, history of life-threatening autonomic dysreflexia, bleeding disorders, unspecified peri-anal conditions.
  2. Untreated rectal impaction.
  3. Other significant neurological diseases (defined as all neurological diseases except for minor functional neurological syndromes or non-MS related neuro complications).
  4. Opioid consumption ≤24 hours prior enrolment.
  5. Previous colorectal surgery (including haemorrhoidectomy and fistulotomy), sphincter injury, perianal sepsis, rectal prolapse.
  6. Performed endoscopic polypectomy within 4 weeks prior enrolment.
  7. Ongoing, confirmed pregnancy or lactation.
  8. Any neuromodulation that can affect the pelvic organ function.
  9. Ongoing, symptomatic Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) at enrolment (defined as a positive urine culture of ≥10^3 CFU/ml of ≥1 bacterial species and presence of symptoms or signs compatible with UTI with no other identified source of infection).*
  10. Current treatment with anticoagulants (exception acetylsalicylic acid or clopidogrel).
  11. Current treatment with long-term systemic steroid medication (exception inhalation agents and/or local topical treatment).
  12. Current treatment of prokinetics.
  13. Involvement in the planning and conduct of the study (applies to both Wellspect HealthCare and site personnel).
  14. Previous enrolment in the present study.
  15. Simultaneous participation in another clinical study that may interfere with the present study as judged by the investigator.
  16. Expected severe non-compliance to protocol as judged by the investigator.
  17. Any other condition, as judged by the investigator, which might make follow-up or investigations inappropriate.
  18. Any patient that according to the Declaration of Helsinki is unsuitable for enrolment.
  19. Agranulocytosis (<0.5 10^9 / L) [Only applicable for Switzerland].

    • If symptoms and signs compatible with UTI is present but no urine culture test has been performed yet, a test should be performed, and the result received prior evaluating if the subject is eligible for study participation. After successful and completed treatment of a UTI, the subject may be rescheduled for Visit 1 in order to re-evaluate study participation.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04707976


Locations
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Spain
La Fé University Hospital
Valencia, Spain, 46026
Switzerland
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)
Lausanne, Switzerland, 1011
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dentsply International
Wellspect HealthCare
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Brigitte Schürch, Prof. Département des neurosciences cliniques Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV); Lausanne
Principal Investigator: Bonaventura Casanova, Dr. Unidad de Esclerosis Multiple - Servicio de Neurologica La Fé University Hospital; Valencia
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Responsible Party: Dentsply International
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04707976    
Other Study ID Numbers: NAV-0006
First Posted: January 13, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 13, 2021
Last Verified: December 2020

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
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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Fecal Incontinence
Neurogenic Bowel
Multiple Sclerosis
Sclerosis
Constipation
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Rectal Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Colonic Diseases, Functional
Colonic Diseases