Last updated on April 2019

Head Positioning After Retina Detachment Repair


Brief description of study

This study aims to determine if one day post-operative prone head positioning can be as good as seven days post-operative prone head positioning in patients with retinal detachments with inferior retinal breaks after pars that pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) using perfluoropropane (C3F8) gas as a tamponade. The investigator will conduct a single arm phase II study using a Simon's two-stage design

Detailed Study Description

  1. Study Objectives: To determine if one day post-operative prone head positioning can be as good as seven days post-operative prone head positioning in patients with retinal detachments with inferior retinal breaks after PPV using C3F8 gas as a tamponade.
    • Primary outcome: retina anatomical success at 3 months post-operatively
    • Secondary outcome: retina anatomical success at 1 year post-operatively B. Study Type and Design: Single arm phase II study to assess its effectiveness and warrant interest in further development. A Simon's two-stage design will be used to test the following hypotheses: null hypothesis (HO): P<=0.6 versus alternative hypothesis (HI): p >= 0.85. C. Sample size, statistical methods, and power calculation
      1. The sample size calculations are based on a Simon's two-stage minimax design. The Investigators plan to recruit 20 patients (20 eyes) with one day post-operative head positioning. This trial will run as a single-arm study in two stages. In the first stage, the Investigators will define a futility rate of 60%. Thus, 11 patients will be enrolled in this stage and if seven or less than seven patients are not declared a "success", the Investigators will terminate this trial after the first stage. If eight or more successes are found in the first stage, the Investigators will continue to the second stage where the Investigators will enroll an additional 9 patients taking the total sample size to 20 patients. The treatment will be considered as promising for future research if the results find that 16 or more than 16 of the 20 patients are declared a 'success' (based on the literature review and a retrospective study, a success rate of 85% is chosen). This minimax design has an expected sample size of 14 patients and a probability of early termination (PET) of 70%. An analogous calculation for the Optimal Simon's design gives a total sample size of 28 but with the same expected sample size of 14, and so the Investigators have decided to adopt the minimax design.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03714503

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University of Kansas Medical Center

Prairie Village, KS United States
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Recruitment Status: Open


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