Effectiveness of BioFoam® Surgical Matrix to Improve Hemostasis During Liver Resection

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Technische Universität Dresden

Status

Completed

Conditions

Hemorrhage

Treatments

Other: Conservative hemostasis
Procedure: BioFoam® Surgical Matrix

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
Industry

Identifiers

NCT02612220
VTG-03

Details and patient eligibility

About

The present randomized controlled trial evaluates the efficacy and safety of BioFoam® Surgical Matrix in patients undergoing elective liver resection. In contrast to other topical agents, the surgical adhesive BioFoam® Surgical Matrix may not only accelerate hemostasis but also facilitate sealing of bile ducts and thus has the potential to reduce the incidence of postoperative complications. The primary objective of this trial is to show that time-to-complete hemostasis can be reduced using BioFoam® Surgical Matrix as compared to the conventional approach.

Full description

Hepatic resection is the primary therapy for various hepatobiliary disorders. Advances in preoperative imaging, surgical technique, and perioperative management have markedly improved outcomes and extended the indications for hepatic resection within the past three decades. However, liver resection remains associated with substantial morbidity and mortality of up to 60% and 10%, respectively. The outcome of patients undergoing hepatic resection is closely linked to the amount of intraoperative blood loss. Hemorrhage from the resection surface contributes significantly to the amount of blood loss. In addition, bile leakage from the resection surface presents a persistent clinical challenge. In fact, bile leakage remains the most frequent complication after hepatic resection with an incidence of 5 - 25%. Various topical agents have so far been suggested to facilitate hemostasis with the ultimate aim to improve perioperative outcome. However, none of these agents has so far gained wide acceptance, possibly due to their impractical method of application. Furthermore, these 'hemostatic agents' have been primarily designed to improve hemostasis and showed no effect on perioperative complications and in particular the incidence of bile leakage. The present randomized controlled trial evaluates the efficacy and safety of BioFoam® Surgical Matrix in patients undergoing elective liver resection. In contrast to other topical agents, the surgical adhesive BioFoam® Surgical Matrix may not only accelerate hemostasis but also facilitate sealing of bile ducts and thus has the potential to reduce the incidence of postoperative complications.

Enrollment

101 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Patients scheduled for elective hepatic resection
  • Age equal or greater than 18 years
  • Informed consent

Exclusion criteria

  • Previous treatment with BioFoam® Surgical Matrix
  • Known sensitivity to materials of bovine origin
  • Known sensitivity to glutaraldehyde
  • Abnormal calcium metabolism (e.g. chronic renal failure, hyperparathyreoidism)
  • Minimally invasive procedure planned
  • Impaired mental state or language problems
  • Expected lack of compliance

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

101 participants in 2 patient groups

Experimental Group
Experimental group
Description:
Complete hemostasis will be achieved using BioFoam® Surgical Matrix
Treatment:
Procedure: BioFoam® Surgical Matrix
Control Group
Active Comparator group
Description:
Complete hemostasis will be achieved without the use of topical agents, using conservative hemostasis
Treatment:
Other: Conservative hemostasis

Trial contacts and locations

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