Prevention of Colon Ischemia During Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair
Patients undergoing surgery on their Aorta can get ischemia, a lack of blood flow, to their intestines and colon. This is very serious, as 2 out of 3 patients who have this problem die before leaving the hospital. A device developed by Spectros, called T-Stat, is approved by the US FDA to detect ischemia, and has been reported to detect ischemia in AAA aneurysm surgery and stenting, allowing the surgeon or interventional radiologist to take action quickly, while the colon ischemia is still treatable. This purpose of this study is to establish how T-Stat can best be used to prevent deaths.
Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check clinicaltrials.gov to see if other locations are recruiting.
- procedure : Reestablish colon blood flow
Phase: Phase 3
Ages Eligible For Study:
- Aortic Aneurysm, intact or ruptured - Repair by catheter based stent or by open surgery during monitoring - Patent rectum - Absence of rectal bleeding