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A randomized trial comparing the Cortrak system with the Endoscopic technique for duodenal feeding tube placement: CORRECT study


- candidate number15640
- NTR NumberNTR4286
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR29-okt-2013
- Secondary IDs12-629 Ethical committee Utrecht
- Public TitleA randomized trial comparing the Cortrak system with the Endoscopic technique for duodenal feeding tube placement: CORRECT study
- Scientific TitleA randomized trial comparing the Cortrak system with the Endoscopic technique for duodenal feeding tube placement: CORRECT study
- ACRONYMCORRECT-study
- hypothesisDuodenal feeding tube placement with the Cortrak system is superior to endoscopic placement with regard to success.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedAchalasia, Dysphagia
- Inclusion criteria-All patients needing a duodenal feeding tube
-Written informed consent provided by patient or representative
-18 years
- Exclusion criteria-Implantable pacing devices (potential interference with the signal transmission)
-Altered anatomy of the upper gastrointestinal tract due to surgery of the esophagus, stomach or duodenum
-High suspicion of stenosis or obstruction in the upper digestive tract
-Esophageal varices
- Signs of active upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
-Woman with known pregnancy (because of abdominal X-rays performed in order to confirm location of the duodenal feeding tube)
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialyes
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 5-dec-2013
- planned closingdate5-sep-2014
- Target number of participants200
- InterventionsPatients are randomized for electromagnetically visualized duodenal feeding tube placement with the CORTRAK system or duodenal feeding tube placement using endoscopy. The CORTRAK system (CORPAK MedSystems, Inc., Illinois, U.S.A) is a non-invasive electromagnetic tube placement device.
- Primary outcomeSuccess rate of duodenal feeding tube placement; defined as the tip of the tube placed postpyloric and into the duodenum as confirmed by an abdominal X-ray.
- Secondary outcome-Costs associated with duodenal feeding tube placement, calculated by the costs of both procedures and associated complications.
-Time to procedure, defined as time between request for duodenal feeding tube placement and actual start of procedure.
-Time of procedure, defined as time from introduction of endoscope/Cortrak tube in the nose until fixation of the tube to the nose.
-Evaluation endoscopist/nurse, as scored after the procedure on a 11-point Visual Analogue Scale
-Accuracy of tip location with Cortrak, defined as percentage of agreement on tip location between Cortrak system and abdominal X-ray findings. Assessment of the X-ray will be performed by an independent physician not involved in the study. Tip position will be divided in stomach (S), pars superior of the duodenum (D I), pars descendens of the duodenum (D II), pars horizontalis of the duodenum (D III) and pars ascendens of the duodenum (D IV)
-DFT tip location (DI C DIV, jejunum), defined as the location of the tip of the DFT on abdominal X-ray for both endoscopic placement and CORTRAK placement.
-Safety, defined as number of (serious) adverse events related to duodenal feeding tube placement within the first 10 days after placement.
-Use of sedatives
-Reintervention rate within 10 days, total number of reinterventions due to feeding tube migrations and/or feeding tube clogging.
-Patient acceptance (in unsedated patients), as scored by the patient on a 11-point Visual Analogue Scale.
- Timepoints-Before placement: patient characteristics
-Abdominal X-ray within 3 hours after placement
-Follow-up until 10 days after placement; potential intervention related complications, feeding tube migration or clogging, need for replacement
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESMD W.F.W. Kappelle
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESProf. dr., MD, PhD P.D. Siersema
- Sponsor/Initiator University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU)
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Medicor
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryIncreasing evidence confirms the important role of enteral feeding in (critically ill) patients. A substantial part of these patients have an indication for duodenal or jejunal feeding. However, duodenal feeding tube (DFT) placement can be difficult, time-consuming, or costly, depending on the technique used. Endoscopic tube placement has high success rates, but the availability of appropriate staff and specialized equipment is required for this technique, making this technique costly and difficult to provide consistently. Several other techniques for DFT placement have been assessed, all require a high level of expertise and most have not been compared with the endoscopic technique. An electromagnetic tube placement device, the CORTRAK system, is increasing in popularity and several observational studies have demonstrated this technique to be safe, efficient, and cost-effective. Only two small studies have compared the CORTRAK system with other placement techniques in a controlled setting. The aim of this study is to compare the success rate of duodenal feeding tube placement using the CORTRAK system with the endoscopic technique.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD29-okt-2013 - 24-mrt-2014


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