NOSCAR® Patient Recruitment for NOTES® Transoral and Transvaginal Gallbladder Removals Performed as Part of U.S. Multicenter Human Trial
The Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and Research® (NOSCAR®), a joint effort of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), is pleased to announce that institutions selected to participate in a multicenter human trial on transoral and transvaginal cholecystectomies (gallbladder removal) using Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery® (NOTES®) are enrolling patients to take part in the study.
The prospective multicenter trial compares NOTES cholecystectomy versus conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy. NOSCAR has granted funds to selected institutions to conduct these trials. Institutions participating in the trial have demonstrated a strong commitment to developing the basic science that forms the foundation of NOTES and have already performed human NOTES cases under an Institutional Review Board protocol; approximately two hundred patients will be enrolled in the clinical trial.
If you are interested in participating or referring someone into this study, please contact one of the following sites:
Baystate Medical Center
Barbara Burkott, RN, BSN, CCRP
The Oregon Clinic
Angi Gill, RN
University of California at San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA
New Haven, CT