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Early Increase in Blood Flow (EIBS) in the Duodenum in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

2014-08-27 03:17:55 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The investigators are testing a device called 4D-ELF. The device used in this study is considered investigational, which means it has either not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for routine clinical use or for the use described in this study. However the FDA has allowed the use of this device in this research study.

During your endoscopy ultrasound, the new optic probe will be inserted inside the endoscope and advanced to the tip of the endoscope prior to the scope being withdrawn. As the scope is getting withdrawn, the light optic probe will be used to examine approximately 5 sections of the small bowel. The probe will be gently placed against the lining of the small bowel and each reading takes less than a second to record.

Description

The overall goal of this study is to test a technique that in the future may allow endoscopic detection of pancreatic neoplasia. The study is a single group, prospective, open label pilot study designed to assess the feasibility and efficacy of 4D-ELF in detecting EIBS in peri-ampullary duodenal mucosa in pancreatic cancer patients compared to control patients. The expected duration of subject participation, and a description of the sequence and duration of all trial periods, including follow-up is complete after the initial evaluation.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Conditions

Pancreatic Cancer

Intervention

Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), EUS/4D-ELF

Location

Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville
Florida
United States
32224

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Mayo Clinic

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:55-0400

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