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Intraperitoneal Mesh-Implementation After Laparotomy

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: NCT01003067
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : October 28, 2009
Results First Posted : April 17, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 15, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christoph A. Maurer, MD, Kantonsspital Liestal

Brief Summary:
Aim of the study is to evaluate the risk reduction of intraperitoneal mesh-implementation after laparotomy (Group 1) in a randomized control trial compared with patients with standard abdominal closure (Everett-suture). This is the primary endpoint. Second endpoints are the feasibility of mesh-implementation even after colorectal surgery, find risk factors for wound infection and incisional hernia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Incisional Hernia Device: Mesh implementation Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 267 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Intraperitoneal Mesh-Implementation After Laparotomy to Reduce Risk of Incisional Hernia: a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : March 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hernia

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: No Mesh
Experimental: Mesh Implementation Device: Mesh implementation
Prophylactic intraperitoneal mesh implantation in laparoscopic surgery to prevent incisional hernia.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Participants With Incisional Hernia At 2 Years Following Median Laparotomy [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Primary endpoint was the incidence of incisional hernias at 2 years following midline laparotomy.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Feasibility of Mesh-implementation Even After Colorectal Surgery, Find Risk Factors for Wound Infection and Incisional Hernia. [ Time Frame: 5 Years ]
    Secondary endpoints are the feasibility, the safety of the mesh stripe implantation including postoperative pain, and the incidence of incisional hernias at 5 years.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Informed consent
  • Median Laparotomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Bowel perforation
  • Pregnancy
  • Palliative surgery
  • Drug abuse
  • Age under 18
  • Mental disability
  • Allergy to mesh components

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01003067

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Kantonsspital Liestal
Liestal, BL, Switzerland, 4410
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kantonsspital Liestal
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Christoph A. Maurer, MD, Prof. Dr. med. Christoph A. Maurer, Kantonsspital Liestal Identifier: NCT01003067    
Other Study ID Numbers: 364/07
First Posted: October 28, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: April 17, 2017
Last Update Posted: August 15, 2019
Last Verified: August 2019
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Incisional Hernia
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes