A New Method for Colorectal Cancer Screening: Colon Capsule Endoscopy Compared to Conventional Endoscopy

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by:
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00991003
First received: October 6, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

Introduction:

Prevention of colorectal cancer (CRC) is feasible through polypectomy on screening colonoscopy. Patient acceptance remains the main limiting factor for execution. Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) might be a novel method for large populations.

Aims and methods:

Patients referred for screening means or lower gastrointestinal complaints were included in this single center pilot study. They underwent preparation and then ingested the capsule (PillCam Colon). Standard colonoscopy was performed the next morning. Significance was defined as polyps >5mm in size. Performance of exams was by independent physician with blinding of results.


Condition Intervention
Colorectal Cancer
Procedure: Colon capsule endoscopy
Procedure: Conventional Colonoscopy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A New Method for Colorectal Cancer Screening: Colon Capsule Endoscopy Compared to Conventional Endoscopy

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary endpoint was the number of cancerous lesions and polyps detected on CCE compared to conventional colonoscopy [ Time Frame: 7 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Secondary endpoints were completeness of the exam completeness, patient acceptance and adherence to preparation regimen [ Time Frame: 7 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 59
Study Start Date: November 2007
Study Completion Date: May 2008
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Colon capsule endoscopy and colonoscopy
Patients underwent CCE on day 1 and conventional colonoscopy on day 2
Procedure: Colon capsule endoscopy
The PillCam® Colon Capsule is 11mm x 31mm in size (Figure 1), is equipped with two cameras acquiring pictures from both ends of the capsule at a rate of 4 frames per second (2 pictures per second and camera). The PillCam® Colon Capsule is automatically activated when it is removed from the package. It enters sleeping mode after approximately 10 minutes and starts transmitting again 1 h 45 min later. It has a total operating time of 8 - 10 hours. During the examination the patient wears a sensor array which is attached to the abdominal skin and a data recorder for storage of the information generated by the ingested capsule. After the examination the data are downloaded into the Given Imaging workstation and a video is generated.
Other Name: Pillcam Colon Capsule
Procedure: Conventional Colonoscopy

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • male/female above the age of 50 years with symptoms (Indication for screening)
  • male/female above the age of 50 years without symptoms
  • male/female younger than 50 years without symptoms but with a positive family history for colorectal cancer (CRC) (Indication for screening)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • CRC in the patient's history
  • cardiac pacemaker
  • contraindications for sodium phosphate solution (Colophos®)
  • risk factors for capsule retention including surgical intestinal anastomosis, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis and radiologically suspected bowel obstruction
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00991003

Locations
Switzerland
University Hospital
Basel, Basel Stadt, Switzerland, 4031
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Julia B Pilz, MD University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Study Director: Christoph Beglinger, MD University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Study Chair: Lukas Degen, MD University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
  More Information

No publications provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Julia Pilz, Resident, University Hospital Basel, Gastroenterology, University Hospital Basel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00991003     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EKBB25407
Study First Received: October 6, 2009
Last Updated: October 6, 2009
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland:
Colon Capsule Endoscopy
Colorectal Cancer
Colonoscopy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Colonic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Intestinal Diseases
Intestinal Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Rectal Diseases

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