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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Colorectal Cancer, Colorectal Adenomas or Inflammatory Bowel Disease
and you are
between 18 and 90
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

The aim of colonoscopy is to visualize the inside of the entire large bowel. Several factors can make the procedure difficult, and sometimes a complete examination is not possible. Complicating factors include poor bowel preparation and technical challenges such as differences in anatomy (long, redundant colonic segments), post-surgical adhesions, strictures and diverticulosis. A special endoscope with two inflatable balloons, originally designed to examine the small bowel, has been used for several years with success in such technically difficult colonoscopies. More recently a modified double-balloon instrument was designed specifically for colonoscopy, but the documentation of the performance of this instrument is limited. The aim of the present study is to investigate the performance of the double-balloon colonoscope in cases where conventional colonoscopy have failed due to technical difficulties.

Provided treatments

  • Procedure: Fujinon EC-450BI5 double-balloon colonoscope

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01587872. The sponsor of the trial is Sorlandet Hospital HF and it is looking for 62 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Double-balloon Colonoscopy to Increase Cecal Intubation Rate in Technically Difficult Colonoscopies