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Phase 4 Field Trial of the Unicirc Instrument With Tissue Adhesive (Unicirc003)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Peter Millard, Simunye Primary Health Care Identifier:
First received: March 14, 2014
Last updated: November 16, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
This is a field trial of the Unicirc instrument to excise the foreskin, plus use of cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive to seal the wound.

Condition Intervention
Male Circumcision
Procedure: Unicirc instrument plus cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Phase 4 Field Trial of the Unicirc Instrument With Tissue Adhesive

Further study details as provided by Peter Millard, Simunye Primary Health Care:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time for Procedure [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]
    Intraoperative time, total

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Completely Healed at 4 Weeks [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Definition: Completely epithelialized; no superficial ulcerations or granulation tissue present

  • Wound Separation [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Wound separation caused by adhesive failure (minor --requires no treatment)

  • Cosmetic Result Excellent [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Excellent: scar line straight without any irregularity Irregular: Some irregularity to scar line Scalloped: wavy appearane to scar line

  • Participant Fully Satisfied and Would Recommend to Friends and Family [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Yes to both of the following questions: Are you fully satisfied with your circumcision result? Would you recommend circumcision to friends or family?

Enrollment: 110
Study Start Date: March 2014
Study Completion Date: September 2014
Primary Completion Date: September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Unicirc with tissue adhesive
Circumcision with Unicirc instrument, followed by wound sealing with cyanoacrylate
Procedure: Unicirc instrument plus cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive
Volunteers will be circumcised using the Unicirc surgical instrument and the incision will be sealed using cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive
Other Names:
  • Unicirc
  • Cyanoacrylate


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men at least 18 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Poor general health
  • Anatomical abnormalities that would complicate circumcision
  • Bleeding disorder
  • Ongoing infection
  • Cannot attend followup visits
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02091726

South Africa
Simunye Primary Healthcare
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Sponsors and Collaborators
Simunye Primary Health Care
Study Director: Norman Goldstuck, MD Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Peter Millard, PI, Simunye Primary Health Care Identifier: NCT02091726     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Unicirc 003
Study First Received: March 14, 2014
Results First Received: December 1, 2014
Last Updated: November 16, 2015

Keywords provided by Peter Millard, Simunye Primary Health Care:
HIV prevention
Surgical device
Tissue Adhesive
voluntary processed this record on May 25, 2017