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A Phase I Study For the Reduction of Scar Tissue in Adult Females Undergoing Surgery for an Ectopic Pregnancy

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified October 2012 by AdeTherapeutics Inc..
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
University of Saskatchewan
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AdeTherapeutics Inc. Identifier:
First received: October 3, 2012
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2012
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to determine whether an amino acid is an effective treatment to prevent abdominal/pelvic scar tissue.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pelvic Adhesions Drug: Amino Acid Drug: Saline Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Phase I Study of an Amino Acid For the Reduction of Peritoneal Adhesions in Adult Females Undergoing a Laparoscopic Salpingostomy for the Removal of an Ectopic Pregnancy

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Further study details as provided by AdeTherapeutics Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Adhesion Reduction [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse events in patients from dose administration to 8-week follow up [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 38
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Saline
1g/kg of body weight, 1 time intra-abdominal administration at time of surgery
Drug: Saline
Placebo Comparator
Experimental: Amino Acid
1g/kg of body weight, 1 time intra-abdominal administration at time of surgery
Drug: Amino Acid


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects are female
  • Subjects are 18 years of age or older at the time of consent
  • Subjects have a BMI between 17 and 35
  • Subjects or subject's legal representative must have signed informed consent form
  • Subjects have a preoperative diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy with ultrasonographic confirmation of absence of an intrauterine ectopic pregnancy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects whose BMI is outside the range of 17 - 35
  • Subjects participating in another clinical trial with a drug or a device
  • Subjects who have participated in a clinical trial with a drug or device within 30 days prior to this study
  • Subjects with suspected or diagnosed co-existing intrauterine pregnancy
  • Subjects with suspected intraabdominal infection
  • Subjects who are immunocompromised
  • Subjects diagnosed with cancer
  • Subjects treated with hemostatic agents (e.g. fibrin sealant, collagen, oxidized cellulose)
  • Subjects treated with adhesion prevention agents other than the Anti-Adhesion Product (APP) (e.g. Intergel® Adhesion Prevention Solution, Seprafilm® Membrane)
  • Subjects taking anti-epileptic medications
  • Subjects who have been treated with Methotrexate or other chemotherapeutic agents
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01701193

Contact: Dominique C Singh, RN (306) 292-7756

Canada, Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Health Region Recruiting
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Contact: Dominique C Singh, RN    (306) 292-7756   
Principal Investigator: Donna Chizen, MD, FRCSC         
Sponsors and Collaborators
AdeTherapeutics Inc.
University of Saskatchewan
Principal Investigator: Donna Chizen, MD, FRCSC University of Saskatchewan
  More Information

Responsible Party: AdeTherapeutics Inc. Identifier: NCT01701193     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ADE001-2011
Study First Received: October 3, 2012
Last Updated: October 3, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tissue Adhesions
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Pathologic Processes
Pregnancy Complications processed this record on September 21, 2017