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Using Spectrally Encoded Confocal Microscopy (SECM) to Image the Esophagus

Study Purpose

The goal of this study is to test the feasibility and the tolerability of a tethered spectrally encoded confocal microscopy (SECM) capsule and to use it to image the esophagus.

Recruitment Criteria

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Yes

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Study Type
Interventional
Eligible Ages 14 Years and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Subject must be a healthy volunteer - OR subject must have a suspicion of EoE - OR subject must have a prior clinical suspicion of EoE - Subject must be older than 14 years of age - Subject must be able to give informed consent

    Exclusion Criteria:

    - Subjects with the inability to swallow pills and capsules.
  • - Esophageal fistula and/or esophageal strictures with a stricture diameter that is smaller than the diameter of the capsule.

Trial Details

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Trial ID:
NCT02202590

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Phase
N/A

The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.

Lead Sponsor
Massachusetts General Hospital

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Principal Investigator
Guillermo Tearney, MD., PhD
Principal Investigator Affiliation Massachusetts General Hospital

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Agency Class
OtherNIHNIH
Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Conditions
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Additional Details

72 subjects including healthy volunteers, patients with a suspicion of having Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) and patients with a clinical diagnosis of EoE will be recruited and asked to swallow the SECM capsule while being awake and unsedated. The capsule is attached to a tether which allows the operator to control as well as navigate the capsule as it progresses down the esophagus using natural propulsive force called peristalsis. As the capsule progresses, multiple 2-dimensional cross sectional images of the esophagus are acquired. Images are analyzed at a later stage.

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Massachusetts General hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Status

Recruiting

Address

Massachusetts General hospital

Boston, Massachusetts, 02114

Site Contact

617-724-2979

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