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Clinical Evaluation of the Surgisis Biodesign Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Plug (VVP)

This study has been completed.
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First received: June 16, 2009
Last updated: December 29, 2015
Last verified: July 2012

June 16, 2009
December 29, 2015
September 2009
April 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Fistula [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
  • Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
Same as current
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Improvement in quality of life [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
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Clinical Evaluation of the Surgisis Biodesign Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Plug
Clinical Evaluation of the Surgisis Biodesign Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Plug
This clinical trial will study the safety and effectiveness of the Biodesign Vesico-vaginal fistula plug in the treatment of vesico-vaginal fistulas resulting from childbirth trauma.
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Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Vesico-vaginal Fistula
Device: Surgisis Biodesign (Vesico-vaginal fistula plug)
Vesico-vaginal fistula plug
Other Name: SurgiSIS Biodesign
Experimental: Vesico-vaginal fistula plug
Vesico-vaginal fistula plug
Intervention: Device: Surgisis Biodesign (Vesico-vaginal fistula plug)
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April 2012
April 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has signed and dated the informed consent.
  • Patient is 18 years old; or is an emancipated minor as defined by Ugandan law or is under 18 but has a parent/guardian who provides informed consent.
  • Patient agrees to follow-up schedule.
  • Patient presents with a leaking vesico-vaginal fistula, confirmed by exam, with no signs of acute inflammation, no signs of active urinary tract infection that cannot be controlled with a standard pre-operative course of antibiotics, no signs of vaginal infection, or no signs of abscess.
  • Patient presents with a fistula of a size and in a location that may be reasonably treated with the VVP device.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is not medically fit enough for surgery under general or spinal anesthesia.
  • Patient is a "mature minor" as defined by Ugandan law.
  • Patient is pregnant, breastfeeding or planning further pregnancy during the study period.
  • Patient has physical allergies or cultural objections to the receipt of porcine products.
  • Patient has an active sexually transmitted disease, is HIV-positive, or any other active systemic infection that may interfere with healing.
  • Patient has spina bifida or other neural tube defect.
  • Patient has interstitial cystitis or other chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
  • Patient has signs of acute or chronic pelvic inflammation, active urinary tract infection not responsive to antibiotic treatment, vaginal infection, or abscess of the fistula tract.
  • Patient presents with clinically diagnosed sepsis (for whatever reason).
  • Patient has concomitant ureterovaginal fistula.
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
10 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
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Principal Investigator: Musa Kayondo, MD Mbarara University Teaching Hospital
July 2012

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