Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:
- Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
- Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
- Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
During the early phases (phases 1 and 2), researchers assess safety, side effects, optimal dosages and risks/benefits. In the later phase (phase 3), researchers study whether the treatment works better than the current standard therapy. They also compare the safety of the new treatment with that of current treatments. Phase 3 trials include large numbers of people to make sure that the result is valid. There are also less common very early (phase 0) and later (phase 4) phases. Phase 0 trials are small trials that help researchers decide if a new agent should be tested in a phase 1 trial. Phase 4 trials look at long-term safety and effectiveness, after a new treatment has been approved and is on the market.
- Jacksonville, Florida: 12-005507
NCT ID: NCT01636453
Sponsor Protocol Number: CLP 5038
About this study
To assess the safety and effectiveness of the Penumbra Liberty Stent System as adjunctive treatment to embolic coils for wide-neck, saccular, intracranial aneurysms in the internal carotid artery (ICA). The Liberty Stent System is an implantable device comprised of a stent and delivery system designed as an adjunct to embolic coils in the treatment of wide-neck, saccular, intracranial aneurysms. It has three components: an implant, an introducer sheath and a delivery wire assembly. The implant component is made of superelastic and biocompatible nitinol tubular material. Patients presenting with wide-neck, saccular, intracranial aneurysms in the internal carotid artery (ICA) from the cavernous segment to the carotid terminus (including the paraclinoid, ophthalmic, hypophyseal and posterior communicating segments) will receive stent assisted coiling by the Penumbra Liberty Stent with any approved embolic coils currently on the market. Wide-neck aneurysms are defined by a neck ≥4mm or a dome-to-neck ratio <2. Each patient will be followed and assessed for 2, 6 and 12 months after enrollment.