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Temporary Gastric Electrical Stimulation for Drug Refractory Gastroparesis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00432835
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 8, 2007
Results First Posted : December 3, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 3, 2012
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Medtronic
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas Abell, MD, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this research is to determine if temporary gastric electrical stimulation will help improve symptoms of gastroparesis (abnormal stomach emptying). We hypothesize that when the device is ON, Gastrointestinal symptoms will decrease by at least 50% from baseline.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gastroparesis Device: Gastric Electrical Stimulator, Enterra, Medtronics, Inc. Phase 3

Detailed Description:

Gastric Electrical Stimulation is an established treatment for drug-refractory patients who have the symptoms of gastroparesis/gastropathy. The symptoms of GP are nausea, vomiting, anorexia/early satiety, bloating/distention and abdominal pain and are classically associated with delayed gastric emptying of solids. The technique of GES was first used, in a patient seen at University of Tennesse-Memphis in 1993 and has undergone several clinical trials, particularly the GEMS trial, a feasibility trial starting in 1995 and the WAVESS trial, a double-blind trial begun in 1997. Both were international trials, showing promising results, and both have been published in the last 2 years. However, a number of issues related to who would benefit the most from Gastric Electrical Stimulation therapy have emerged. Among these issues are whether patients with etiologies other than diabetic or idiopathic gastroparesis, such as post-surgical gastropathy, which is often related to rapid, not delayed gastric emptying could be helped.

Most recently a technique for the temporary placement of a Gastric Electrical Stimulation electrode in the stomach with an upper endoscope, combined with an external Gastric Electrical Stimulation device, has been tried and validated, first at UAMS in Little Rock, AR, beginning in 2001 and more recently here at UMMC, beginning later in 2001 and up until the present time. Using the technique of temporary gastric electrical stimulation, we have been able to demonstrate that TempStim can quickly demonstrate (in a manner of days) that a patient will respond to temporary GES, as quantified by a decrease in GI total symptoms and an improvement and normalization in solid gastric emptying.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 58 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Cross-Over Design With Wash-Out for Temporary Gastric Electrical Stimulation for Drug Refractory Gastroparesis
Study Start Date : August 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2007

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Gastric Stimulation Days1-4/Sham5-8
The sequence followed for patients in Group 1 was: enrollment and acquisition of baseline data, then placement of electrode, then determination of mucosal EGG, then randomization to Group 1, then active stimulation for 72 consecutive hours, then a 1 day wash out, then the cross over, which entailed the device remaining inactive for the final 3 study days
Device: Gastric Electrical Stimulator, Enterra, Medtronics, Inc.
All patients received a GES electrode, endoscopically placed and connected to an external device at baseline. The device was turned ON to provide 72 continuous hours of active stimulation and OFF to deactivate stimulation
Other Name: No other name currently exists.
Active Comparator: Sham1-4/Gastric Stimulation Days5-8
The sequence followed for patients in Group 2 was: enrollment and acquisition of baseline data, then placement of electrode, then determination of mucosal EGG, then randomization to Group 2, then no stimulation whatsoever until Day 5, then the cross over,then active stimulation with the Gastric Electrical Stimulator for 72 consecutive hours.
Device: Gastric Electrical Stimulator, Enterra, Medtronics, Inc.
All patients received a GES electrode, endoscopically placed and connected to an external device at baseline. The device was turned ON to provide 72 continuous hours of active stimulation and OFF to deactivate stimulation
Other Name: No other name currently exists.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Symptom of Vomiting Associated With Gastroparesis [ Time Frame: Study Day 0 (Baseline), Day 3, Day 7 ]
    Likert Scale 0-4 (low-high) using a patient reported outcomes tool

  2. Symptom of Nausea Associated With Gastroparesis [ Time Frame: Study Day 0 (Baseline), Day 3, Day 7 ]
    Likert Scale 0-4 (low-high) using a patient reported outcomes tool

  3. Symptom of Gastric Emptying Time (GET) Associated With Gastroparesis [ Time Frame: Study Day 0 (Baseline), Day 4, Day 8 ]
    Transit time of a radio-labeled meal through the stomach, measured by scintigraphy for %contents remaining in the stomach at 1 hour, 2 hours, and 4 hours. GET measures were obtained at baseline, during the period allowed for 'washout', and on the final study day.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sex: Male of Female
  • Age Range: 18 to 70 inclusive
  • Patients with GP of diabetic, surgically related or idiopathic etiology.
  • Symptoms of GP for >/= 1 year.
  • Refractory or intolerant to antiemetic drug classes (antihistamines and phenothiazines, serotonin receptor antagonists, dopamine receptor antagonists)
  • Chronic vomiting and/or nausea with 7 or more episodes per week for either symptom irrespective of GET values.
  • The patient is willing and able to provide informed consent.
  • The patient is willing and able to return for required follow-up visits.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients < 18 or >70 years in age.
  • Patients with an active infection of any kind.
  • Patients who the investigator determines are not candidates for endoscopic procedures.
  • Women who are pregnant
  • Inability or unwillingness to provide informed consent
  • Unwilling or unable to return for required follow-up visits and examinations.
  • Patients who are currently enrolled in another investigation of a medical device or drug.

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Locations
United States, Mississippi
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi, United States, 39216
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Medtronic
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Thomas L Abell, MD University of Mississippi Medical Center

Additional Information:
Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Thomas Abell, MD, Principal Investigator, Professor of Medicine, Director, Division of Digestive Diseases, University of Mississippi Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00432835     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004-0185
First Posted: February 8, 2007    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: December 3, 2012
Last Update Posted: December 3, 2012
Last Verified: November 2012

Keywords provided by Thomas Abell, MD, University of Mississippi Medical Center:
Nausea
Vomiting
Delayed gastric emptying
Diabetes Mellitus
Post-Surgical
Idiopathic

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastroparesis
Stomach Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Paralysis
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms