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Clinical Effectiveness of Topical Autologous Platelet Gel for the Treatment of Venous Ulcers

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00273234
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Lack of financial support. Study criteria severly limited enrollment.)
First Posted : January 9, 2006
Last Update Posted : March 6, 2007
Information provided by:
National Healing Corporation

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE January 4, 2006
First Posted Date  ICMJE January 9, 2006
Last Update Posted Date March 6, 2007
Study Start Date  ICMJE January 2006
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 4, 2006)
Complete Healing
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00273234 on Archive Site
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 4, 2006)
  • Percent Healing per unit of time (speed)
  • Pain reduction
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Clinical Effectiveness of Topical Autologous Platelet Gel for the Treatment of Venous Ulcers
Official Title  ICMJE Clinical Evaluation of the Safety and Effectiveness of Topical Autologous Platelet Gel (APG) for the Treatment of Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Insufficiency Ulcers. A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial
Brief Summary The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of standard venous ulcer care to standard venous ulcer care plus a cell based product made from the patients own blood. This product, Autologous Platelet Concentrate (APC), is a concentrate of cells in the bloodstream called platelets.
Detailed Description

The purpose of this Pilot clinical study is to make a preliminary clinical and procedural assessment of the treatment of chronic venous stasis ulcers with Autologous Platelet Gel. The information and knowledge gained in the Pilot Study will be used to refine the Investigational Plan under which a Pivotal Clinical Study will be conducted. One of the advantages of conducting a pilot study is that it might give advance warning about where the main research project could fail, where research protocols may not or cannot be followed, or whether proposed methods or instruments are inappropriate or too complicated to achieve the expected clinical outcomes. The Pilot Study will provide preliminary data with which to:

  • Assess the feasibility of a (full-scale) study/survey
  • Refine the clinical protocol procedures
  • Assess the likely success of proposed recruitment approaches
  • Identifying logistical problems which might occur using proposed methods
  • Estimating variability in outcomes to help determine sample size
  • Determine what resources (finance, staff) are needed for a planned study
  • Assess the proposed data collection and analysis techniques to uncover potential problems
  • Confirm the study objectives are feasible
  • Train researcher in the elements of the research process and protocol
  • Assess the magnitude of the difference in the effectiveness of the investigational treatment vs control treatment

The pilot study will provide supporting clinical data for an IDE application to FDA for approval to conduct a Pivotal Study of the safety and effectiveness of APG for the treatment of chronic venous stasis ulcers. The study will evaluate the hypothesis that treatment of a chronic venous ulcer with APG prepared from Autologous Platelet Concentrate (APC+) (and the associated autologous growth factors) and Topical Thrombin (TT) has the potential to accelerate the re-epithelialization process. Harvest Technologies will submit a marketing application to FDA to expand the labeling of the SmartPReP2® Platelet Concentrate System, including its accessory kits, with the specific indication to produce APC for the purpose of promoting healing of chronic venous ulcers of the lower extremity.

60 to 100 study subjects will be enrolled from six investigational sites in this single-phase clinical trial.

The SmartPReP®2 Platelet Concentrate System is a dedicated microprocessor-controlled centrifuge. The SmartPReP®2 centrifuge and its accessory, the APC+ Process Kit, are currently available and used to produce Autologous Platelet Concentrate. The Harvest SmartJet Dual Applicator Kit is legally marketed to apply autologous blood products (K000456, K011032, and K020252). Topical Thrombin (TT), (bovine origin), USP is an approved pharmaceutical (NDC 52604-7102-1) marketed by Jones Pharma, Inc. (Thrombin-JMI®) that is not supplied by Harvest and must be obtained by the practitioner.

This study will compare standard of care medical therapy with and without APC+ and TT. Therefore, the study ulcers of the Investigational Group will receive treatment with APC+ and TT as an adjunctive treatment modality in addition to standard therapy.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 3
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Venous Ulcer
Intervention  ICMJE Procedure: Autologous Platelet Gel (APG)
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Withdrawn
Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 4, 2006)
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Study Completion Date  ICMJE November 2006
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of venous insufficiency lower extremity (below knee) ulcer

    • 4 weeks
  • Area of ulcer is 1 cm2 – 20 cm2
  • Subject is receiving standard wound care
  • ABI ≥ 0.8 or, if diabetic, TBI ≥ 0.8 on the study limb.
  • Subject has adequate venous access for phlebotomy.
  • Subject has access to reliable outpatient dressing care (self, family member, nursing staff, etc.)
  • Hematocrit is > 30%
  • Platelet Count is > 100,000
  • INR < 1.3
  • Subject has no known coagulopathies
  • Serum Albumin > 2.5
  • If diabetic, HgbA1C < 10%
  • Venous reflux < 20 seconds by ultrasonography

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of arterial insufficiency (ABI or if diabetic TBI <0.8)
  • Subject has received biological therapy within 30 days of enrollment
  • Subject is receiving radiation therapy near the ulcer
  • Active infection of the study wound, or osteomyelitis, or cellulitis has been diagnosed. The patient may be enrolled only after the infection has been controlled, including:
  • Debridement if necessary
  • Patient has received at least 2 weeks of appropriate antibiotics
  • Allergy to bovine thrombin
  • Alcohol or drug abuse within 6 months of enrollment
  • Subject has been diagnosed with AIDS, HIV, or Hepatitis
  • Subject is taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Subject is taking pentoxyfilline (Trental®)
  • Steroid use within 7 days of enrollment
  • Presence of a non-study ulcer within 2.0cm of the study ulcer
  • Angioplasty by bypass or endovascular therapy within 4 weeks of enrollment
  • Suspected sleep apnea
  • Active Cancer
  • BMI > 40 kg/m2
  • Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Collagen vascular disease
  • Female who is pregnant or lactating or not using a reliable birth control method if of child-bearing age
  • Wound bed with exposed bone, tendon, or fascia
  • Renal insufficiency defined as Creatinine > 3 mg/dL
  • Hepatic insufficiency defined as total Bilirubin > 2 mg/dL
  • Enrollment, within the past 3 months, in any study related to wound healing
  • Closure of study wound ≥ 40% within 2 screening visits of enrollment
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00273234
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE NHC-2006-01
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor  ICMJE National Healing Corporation
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Bob Bartlett, MD National Healing Corporation
Principal Investigator: Steve Martin, PhD Candidate, Health Science Touro University International
PRS Account National Healing Corporation
Verification Date March 2007

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP