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EndoFLIP Use in Upper GI Tract Stenosis

Study Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of a functional luminal imaging probe to characterize benign esophageal luminal strictures before and after dilation and identify predictors of response to therapy. Patients will be evaluated during endoscopy using functional luminal imaging (EndoFLIP; Crospon Medical Devices, Galway, Ireland) to characterize the geometry of benign luminal esophageal narrowing before and after dilation.

Recruitment Criteria

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Accepts Healthy Volunteers
No

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Study Type
Observational
Eligible Ages 18 Years - 80 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- > or = to 18 years of age - Referred for evaluation and treatment of benign esophageal luminal narrowing - Clinical diagnosis of benign esophageal luminal narrowing with documentation and imaging - Adult patients with benign refractory esophageal strictures referred for placement of an esophageal stent are eligible for this study - Willing and able to give informed consent - No condition or comorbidity which would prevent the patient from undergoing a successful upper endoscopy

Exclusion Criteria:

- < 18 years of age - Pregnancy - History of prior endoscopic dilation* (*unless referred for placement of stent) - Coagulopathy - Inability to traverse the stricture using standard techniques - Patients unable to provide consent

Trial Details

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Trial ID:
NCT02354716

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Phase

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Lead Sponsor
University of Pennsylvania

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

Principal Investigator
Michael L Kochman, MDVinay Chandrasekhara, MDGregory G Ginsberg, MD
Principal Investigator Affiliation University of PennsylvaniaUniversity of PennsylvaniaUniversity of Pennsylvania

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

Agency Class
Other
Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States

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

Conditions
Esophageal Stricture, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Zenkers Diverticulum, Schatzki Ring
Additional Details

To date there is no effective way to objectively characterize and predict response to endoscopic dilation of luminal strictures of the GI tract. Endoscopic dilation allows effective remediation of benign esophageal and upper GI tract strictures. Stricture dilation is performed after the stricture diameter is crudely gauged by the endoscopist. Stricture characteristics are based on the severity of symptoms and appearance. A stricture may be graded as mild, moderate, severe and as to whether or not the endoscope is able to traverse the luminal narrowing. By precisely measuring the diameter and length of a stricture, the endoscopist can know exactly what type of dilation is necessary. Benign esophageal strictures may also be refractory to dilation and thus require multiple sessions, prior to achieving successful remediation. The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of a functional luminal imaging probe to characterize benign esophageal luminal strictures before and after dilation and identify predictors of response to therapy. Patients will be evaluated during endoscopy using functional luminal imaging (EndoFLIP; Crospon Medical Devices, Galway, Ireland) to characterize the geometry of benign luminal esophageal narrowing before and after dilation. The study will include patients with strictures referred for endoscopic dilation for the following indications: radiation induced strictures, peptic strictures, RFA induced strictures, EMR induced strictures, eosinophilic esophagitis, Zenkers diverticulum, and strictures related to surgical anastomoses. In patients with benign refractory esophageal strictures referred for endoluminal prostheses EndoFLIP will be used to characterize the stricture prior to stent placement.

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University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Status

Recruiting

Address

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104

Site Contact

Maureen Demarshall, BSN, RN, CRC

demarshm@mail.med.upenn.edu

215-349-8546

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