Randomized, Single Blind, Placebo Controlled, to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Polidocanol Injectable Foam for Treatment of Symptomatic, Visible Varicose Veins With SFJ Incompetence (Pilot)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 25, 2008
Results First Posted : March 24, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 9, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
BTG International Inc.

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Single (Participant);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Varicose Veins
Interventions: Drug: Varisolve (Polidocanol Endovenous Microfoam)
Drug: Agitated Saline

  Participant Flow

Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
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Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
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Reporting Groups
Active Treatment polidocanol injectiable foam 1%, up to 15 mL, one treatment session

Agitated saline

Agitated Saline: 10 u/mL normal heparinized saline solution, up to 20 mL, one treatment session

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Active Treatment   Placebo
STARTED   39   38 
COMPLETED   39   38 

  Baseline Characteristics

Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
Treated patients with a week 8 study assessment.

Reporting Groups
Placebo Agitated Saline: 10 u/mL normal heparinized saline solution, up to 20 mL, one treatment session
Polidocanol Injectable Foam, 1.0% Polidocanol injectable foam 1%, up to 15 mL, one treatment session
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Placebo   Polidocanol Injectable Foam, 1.0%   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 38   39   77 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 44.9  (10.71)   45.3  (10.75)   45.1  (10.66) 
[Units: Participants]
Female   32   30   62 
Male   6   9   15 
Baseline VCSS [1] 
[Units: Units on a scale]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 6.0  (1.95)   6.6  (2.05)   6.3  (2.01) 
[1] The Venous Clinical Severity Score (VCSS) was determined by a study staff member blinded to treatment assignment, (i.e., the ‘blinded assessor’). The VCSS rates 9 clinical characteristics of chronic venous disease (pain, varicose veins, venous edema, skin pigmentation, inflammation, induration, and number, duration, and size of ulcers) using Grades 0 to 3 (absent to severe). An additional 0 to 3 points are added for differences in use of compression therapy (compression and elevation) to produce a 30-point maximum flat scale.
CEAP Clinical classification [1] 
[Units: Participants]
C3 – Edema   34   35   69 
C4 - Skin Change Without Ulceration   4   2   6 
C5 - Skin Change With Healed Ulceration   0   2   2 
[1] Patients were eligible for study if they had a clinical classification of C2–C5 as follows: C2 Varicose veins C3 Edema C4 Skin changes without ulceration C5 Skin changes with healed ulceration.
VVSymQ Score [1] 
[Units: Units on a scale]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 57.5  (27.97)   52.6  (29.37)   55.0  (28.60) 
[1] The VVSymQ is a subset of the VEINES-Sym and consists of the 5 symptoms most relevant to patients. The raw score, which can range from 5 to 30, was transformed to a summary VVSymQ score that ranges from 0 (worst possible symptom health) to 100 (best symptom health) using the following formula: VVSymQ: (Transformed Score) = [(Raw Score) – 5] * 4
VEINES-Sym Score [1] 
[Units: Units on a scale]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 61.9  (26.05)   59.3  (26.11)   60.6  (25.94) 
[1] The VEINES-Sym summary score includes 10 items; 9 venous symptoms (heavy legs, aching legs, swelling, night cramps, heat or burning sensation, restless legs, throbbing, itching, tingling sensation), rated on a 6-point scale of frequency and leg pain rated on a 6-point scale of intensity (very severe, severe, moderate, mild, very mild, none). It can range from 0 to 100, with a ‘0’ score indicating all symptoms were present all of the time in the past week and a ‘100’ score indicating none of the symptoms were present at any time in the previous week.

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   The Absolute Change From Baseline Score for the VVSymQ (Total Score) at 8 Weeks   [ Time Frame: Baseline to 8 weeks ]

  Serious Adverse Events

  Other Adverse Events

  Limitations and Caveats

Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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  More Information

Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There IS an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.
The agreement is:
unchecked The only disclosure restriction on the PI is that the sponsor can review results communications prior to public release and can embargo communications regarding trial results for a period that is less than or equal to 60 days. The sponsor cannot require changes to the communication and cannot extend the embargo.
unchecked Other disclosure agreement that restricts the right of the PI to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: David Wright MBBS
Organization: BTG International Inc.
phone: 610-943-3538

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Responsible Party: BTG International Inc. Identifier: NCT00758420     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VAP.VV013
First Submitted: September 22, 2008
First Posted: September 25, 2008
Results First Submitted: January 6, 2014
Results First Posted: March 24, 2014
Last Update Posted: March 9, 2015