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Quality of Life After BDA or Stents to Treat Biliary Obstruction in Pancreas Cancer (BYPAPA)

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: NCT01887041
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Recruiting problems)
First Posted : June 26, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 8, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE June 24, 2013
First Posted Date  ICMJE June 26, 2013
Last Update Posted Date February 8, 2016
Study Start Date  ICMJE January 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date December 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 25, 2013)
Outcome of Quality of Life. [ Time Frame: 2 1/2 years ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 25, 2013)
The incidence of surgical complications and complications, with regard to the endo-scopic stent insertion, are further aspects that shall be examined in this study. [ Time Frame: 2 1/2 years ]
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 Quality of Life After BDA or Stents to Treat Biliary Obstruction in Pancreas Cancer
Official Title  ICMJE Quality of Life After Bilioenteric Anastomosis in Comparison to Endoscopically Placed Stents in Patients With Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer and Jaundice
Brief Summary To compare the quality of life (QoL) in patients receiving a bilioenteric anastomosis vs. endoscopical stenting for palliation of biliary obstruction due to locally unresectable or metastatic pancreatic cancer. In the past, endoscopy seems to have been favoured based on older studies, but with new chemotherapeutic regimens available, the likelihood to experience stent complications has increased. Therefore, the issue as to which palliation should be favoured has to be reconsidered.
Detailed Description

The aim of this multi-centre, prospective-randomised study was to compare the effectiveness of palliative applications on patients suffering from a local, advanced and/or hepatic, metastasising, non-resectable pancreas head carcinoma and jaundice.

Before randomisation, all patients are fitted with an endoscopically inserted biliary tract drainage endoscopically inserted. When postoperatively ascertained that the pancreas head carcinoma is non-resectable, the patient shall be electronically registered and randomly assigned to one of the palliative strategies. Group 1 will be fitted with a biliodigestive anastomosis. Group 2 will continue with the endoscopically inserted drainage. Regardless of which group they belong to, all patients will receive a palliative chemotherapy.

The primary parameter is the average quality of life over a period of 6 months post-OP, to be analysed monthly using identical questionnaires. The comparison of the randomisation groups will be carried out using a co-variance analysis (ANCOVA) with the initial value, taken directly before the OP, to be used as co-variant.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 4
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Condition  ICMJE
  • Local Tumor Spread
  • Advanced Cancer
  • Metastasized
  • Pancreatic Cancer Non-resectable
  • Jaundice
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Procedure: Stent
    Endoscopically inserted biliary tract drainage
  • Procedure: Biliodigestive anastomosis
    Biliodigestive anastomosis
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Active Comparator: Stent
    Arm B, after randomisation the biliary tract stents shall remain. The patients in study arm B will also receive chemotherapy and gemcitabine, according to the recommended palliative therapy for a pancreas carcinoma.
    Intervention: Procedure: Stent
  • Active Comparator: Biliodigestive anastomosis

    Study arm A will, after randomisation, have a biliodigestive anastomosis inserted. After the healing of the wound (al least 14 days postoperative) the treatment using gemcitabine, according to the plan mentioned below.

    Gemcitabine shall be administered on days 1, 8 and 15 of each 4 week cycle. The cycle is defined as a weekly, over a period of 3 consecutive weeks, applied infusions, followed by 1 week pause. On the day of therapy a dosage of 1000 mg/ml body surface shall be administered, intravenous, over a period of 30 minutes.

    Intervention: Procedure: Biliodigestive anastomosis
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 Terminated
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: February 5, 2016)
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 25, 2013)
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE December 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date December 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Adult patient with local, advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas head and jaundice.
  2. Performance-status of 50 or above on the Karnofsky-scale (see attachment).
  3. Adequate bone marrow reserves: leukocyte level > 3.5 x 10´/l, thrombocyte level level > 100 x 10/l; Haemoglobin> 80g/l.
  4. Male or female patients, at least 18 years old.
  5. Women of child bearing age must be sufficient protected against pregnancy (contraception) during and for 3 months after the end of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Adult patients with focal, advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas head and no jaundice; also no jaundice in their anamnesis and with no ERCP-induced intervention.
  2. Pregnancy
  3. Breast feeding
  4. Contra-indication for gemcitabine
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 90 Years   (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 Germany
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT01887041
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 1 - mtachezy
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Responsible Party Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Jacob R Izbicki, MD Universitätsklinik Hamburg
PRS Account Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
Verification Date February 2016

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