The Clinical Utility of Overtube Use at the Time of Endoscopy (Spirus)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 13, 2009
Results First Posted : April 14, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 14, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Florida

Brief Summary:
Endoscopy has become a vital part of the gastroenterologist's evaluation and treatment of disorders involving the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The small bowel is an area of the GI tract, which can prove difficult to visualize during an endoscopy specifically designed to evaluate it, termed enteroscopy. Thus, the FDA has approved overtubes, such as the Endo-Ease® spiral overtube (Spirus Medical, Inc.) or EnteroPro® balloon overtube (Olympus Medical, Inc.), to facilitate passage of the endoscope through the GI tract. The aims of the study are to evaluate the efficiency of an overtube system for visualization of small bowel. The hypothesis is that this will permit more complete and efficient evaluation of the small intestine.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Small Bowel Visualization Device: overtube use during enteroscopy Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 193 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: The Clinical Utility of Overtube Use at the Time of Endoscopy
Study Start Date : June 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Endoscopy

Arm Intervention/treatment
spiral overtube
Any subject that has been referred for spiral enteroscopy will be asked to participate in this study. The purpose is to gather data about the technical aspects of the procedure,diagnostic capability and treatment as well as long term follow up.
Device: overtube use during enteroscopy
use of overtube for the regular scheduled enteroscopy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Patients With Persistent or Recurrent Bleeding [ Time Frame: up to 6 yrs after after the endoscopy ]
    The number of patients that had persistent or recurrent GI bleeding after spiral enteroscopy.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects ≥ 18 years.
  2. Have an indication for enteroscopy as determined by the patient's physicians. These indications include, but are not limited to, obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, malabsorption, suspected small bowel tumor, small bowel strictures, small bowel ulceration, and abnormal imaging of the small bowel.
  3. Scheduled to undergo enteroscopy at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, as medically indicated.
  4. Subject must be able to give informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Platelets < 75,000.
  2. INR > 1.6.
  3. NSAIDS within 48 hours of procedure.
  4. Pregnancy.
  5. Esophageal stricture.
  6. Inability to give informed consent.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00861263

United States, Florida
Shands at UF
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32610
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Peter Draganov, MD University of Florida, Division of Gastroenterology