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Study of GORE® BIO-A® Fistula Plug for Use in Anal Fistula Repair

This study has been terminated.
(Sufficient patient population achieved; decision not due to product complaints.)
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01290666
First Posted: February 7, 2011
Last Update Posted: January 13, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
W.L.Gore & Associates
  Purpose
Primary outcome variable is healing at the final follow up visit.

Condition Intervention
Anal Fistula Device: Fistula Plug

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Multicenter,Prospective, Observational Study of GORE® BIO-A® Fistula Plug for Use in Anal Fistula Repair

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Further study details as provided by W.L.Gore & Associates:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Fistula Closure [ Time Frame: 12 months post procedure ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Duration of Drainage Post Procedure [ Time Frame: Follow up out to 12 months post procedure ]

Enrollment: 93
Study Start Date: March 2011
Study Completion Date: September 2014
Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
GORE® BIO-A® Fistula Plug
All patients in study receive the GORE® BIO-A® Fistula Plug.
Device: Fistula Plug
Bioabsorbable fistula plug
Other Name: GORE® BIO-A® Fistula Plug

Detailed Description:
The primary purpose of this prospective, multicenter, observational, single arm study is to further substantiate efficacy of the GORE® BIO-A® Fistula Plug when used as a soft tissue reinforcement of anal fistula repair and healing.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients presenting with anal fistulae that meet inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Transsphincteric fistula consisting of 1 tract(defined as a fistula which would not be amenable to fistulotomy); determined during operative procedure
  • Likely cryptoglandular origin
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Patients informed about the study, and will have read, understood and signed the patient informed consent and authorization to use PHI data, as applicable
  • Patients willing and able to submit to postoperative follow-up evaluations

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Crohn's Disease
  • Evidence of on-going local infection
  • History of more than 2 prior definitive repair attempts; repair attempt is defined as any of the following: advancement flap, cutting seton, fistulotomy, fistulectomy, fibrin glue, anal fistula plug, LIFT
  • Superficial fistulas without any muscle involvement
  • Fistulae of traumatic origin, including obstetric
  • Intersphincteric fistulas that would be candidate for fistulotomy
  • Horseshoe or multi-tract fistulas
  • Ano-vaginal or recto-vaginal fistulas
  • Anastomotic fistulas (ileo-anal, colo-anal)
  • A wound-healing or autoimmune disorder (including insulin-dependent diabetics)
  • Subjects who are immunocompromised such as, with HIV, or currently receiving chemo or radiation therapy
  • Subjects who are immunosuppressed, e.g. transplant patients, patients taking steroids, TNF agents, methotrexate
  • History of prior or current pelvic radiation
  • Difficulty comprehending or complying with the study (in surgeon's opinion)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01290666


Sponsors and Collaborators
W.L.Gore & Associates
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael J Stamos, MD University of California, Irvine
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: W.L.Gore & Associates
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01290666     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CS157
First Submitted: February 3, 2011
First Posted: February 7, 2011
Results First Submitted: November 9, 2015
Results First Posted: January 13, 2017
Last Update Posted: January 13, 2017
Last Verified: November 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fistula
Rectal Fistula
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Intestinal Fistula
Digestive System Fistula
Digestive System Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases