Last updated on November 2016

European Novel Motorized Spiral Endoscopy Trial


Brief description of study

The subject Novel Motorized Spiral Enteroscope (NMSE) represents a new technology which offers all of the advantageous options of spiral enteroscopy with a faster and less invasive approach. The system is similar to other currently marketed endoscopes in that it incorporates a flexible insertion tube, light source, digital imaging, and channels for passing accessories for sample collection or therapeutic interventions. The NMSE system is unique in that it incorporates a user-controlled motor contained in the endoscope's handle to rotate a spiral cuff located on the endoscope's insertion tube. Rotation of this cuff, which has soft spiral-shaped "fins", pleats the small bowel on to the endoscope's insertion tube, thereby allowing rapid and atraumatic access deep into the small bowel. The system also includes a display monitor, a motor control unit, device to display measured motor current and signal torque, and a set of foot pedals. Motorization of the Spiral Enteroscope and limitation of rotation to a short cuff instead of a long overtube promise to accelerate the procedure, to facilitate insertion and to improve maneuvering the instrument in comparison to conventional spiral enteroscopy

Detailed Study Description

General anesthesia and/or sedation will be prescribed according to institutional practices and clinical judgment; type, amount and duration will be recorded. A standard esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) will be performed prior to the enteroscopy. If during this preliminary exam the endoscopist identifies any stricture or believes the patient has anatomy that would cause excessive resistance during Novel Motorized Spiral insertion or examination, the patient will be withdrawn from the study and the reason for study withdrawal will be noted. The Novel Motorized Spiral endoscope will be inserted and advanced with the assistance of motorized clockwise spiral rotation, (controlled directly by the operating physician via the foot pedal). If at any point a stricture is observed or excessive resistance to the advancement of the endoscope is encountered, further advancement of the endoscope must cease and the reason for procedure termination documented on the case report form. After reaching the depth of insertion required for patient treatment or diagnosis, the endoscope will be withdrawn using motorized counter-clockwise spiral rotation, also controlled by the foot pedal. Maximum depth of insertion will be recorded as the maximum insertion depth when failure to advance the endoscope tip after repositioning the patient, applying abdominal pressure and/or using other standard measures fails to advance the endoscope OR the investigator decides to terminate advancement based on clinical judgment. During withdrawal, the endoscopist will cumulatively estimate the length of bowel released from the endoscope tip in order to calculate the total depth of insertion. Insertion depth will be referenced to the Ligament Treitz. If the clinician decides to mark the point of maximum insertion, the tissue may be tattooed by first creating a saline bleb, followed by the injection of India ink (e.g., SPOT). Tissue sampling and/or therapies will be performed during withdrawal as clinically appropriate. The details of all sampling and/or therapies (number, type & location) will be recorded. The comfort and cardiopulmonary stability of the patient will be monitored throughout the procedure, as per the standard of care - this includes continuous pulse oximetry, blood pressure, and heart rate monitoring. Photographs or video recordings are used to document any significant lesions and any tissue trauma. Postprocedural measures Patients will be hospitalized for at least 24 hours after NMSE because of the potential risk of delayed adverse events. Only liquid diet is allowed during the first 12 hours in asymptomatic patients. Clinical investigation and determination of the blood cell count and the serum level of C-reactive protein will be done after 24 hours. 30 days after the procedure patients will be interviewed by a telephone call for evaluation of complaints or delayed complications. Discomfort (location and severity (0-10 VAS) should be documented immediately after NMSE, after 24 hours and before discharge.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02965209

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Jacques Devière, MD

Universite Libre des Bruxelles
Brussels, Belgium
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Horst Neuhaus, MD

Evangelisches Krankenhaus
Duesseldorf, Germany
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