Pilot Trial of Novel Circumcision Device

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 24, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 25, 2013
University of Washington
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
John Krieger, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Brief Summary:
The investigators are testing a novel surgical device to facilitate safe circumcision among adult males. The investigators hypothesize that this device will allow non-medical providers to perform safe surgical circumcision without adverse events.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Safe Circumcision Procedure: circumcision with simple circumcision device Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Objective: To conduct a proof-of-concept study to determine the potential utility of a novel, adjustable single-visit, disposable device to facilitate rapid adult circumcision.

Design: Prospective pilot trial of a novel surgical device Setting: Tertiary care Veterans Administration medical center Patients: 5 adult males Interventions: Circumcisions performed by junior trainees using an adjustable, single-size surgical-assist device constructed by the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory.

Main Outcome Measure(s): The attending surgeon and trainees completed standardized forms after each procedure to assess technical problems and ease of use. Follow-up visits were scheduled to evaluate adverse events, post-operative pain, cosmetic outcomes and participant satisfaction at 3, 8, 30 and 90 days post-operatively.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 5 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Simple Circumcision Device: Proof-of-Concept for a Single-visit, Adjustable Device to Facilitate Safe Adult Male Circumcision
Study Start Date : September 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2012

Intervention Details:
  • Procedure: circumcision with simple circumcision device
    Circumcision performed with the device in the operating room using local anesthesia

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy, injury rate, conversion to standard method rate and cosmetic outcomes of novel surgical device [ Time Frame: 90 days ]
    To determine if the novel surgical device was able to facilitate safe circumcision among adult males. Specifically we looked at: time of surgery, blood loss, ease of use, cosmetic outcome, number of sutures required, need for conversion to another method of circumcision and need for revision surgeries.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time of circumcision [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
    To determine how long the operative procedure required to complete

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


  1. Uncircumcised males
  2. Aged>18
  3. Sexually active
  4. No plans for moving in next 6 months
  5. Consent to participate


  1. History of a bleeding disorder
  2. History of a documented concurrent STI of appearance of an STI on initial physical exam
  3. Keloid formation or other condition that might unduly increase risk of elective surgery
  4. Asprin, anti-coagulants or other clinical contra-indications

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01885286

United States, Washington
Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98108
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
University of Washington
Principal Investigator: John N Krieger, MD University of Washington/Seattle Puget Sound VA Health Care System
Study Director: James M Hotaling, MD MS University of Washington

Responsible Party: John Krieger, Professor of Urology, University of Washington, Section chief Seattle VA urology division, VA Puget Sound Health Care System Identifier: NCT01885286     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VAPSHCS-00434
First Posted: June 24, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 25, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013

Keywords provided by John Krieger, VA Puget Sound Health Care System:
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