Endoscopic Band Ligation Versus Argon Plasma Coagulation in Management of Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia; Randomized Clinical Trial
Status: Not yet recruiting
Intervention Type: Procedure
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Not Applicable
overall aim: To compare the efficacy and safety of endoscopic band ligation and endoscopic argon plasma coagulation for the management of gastric antral vascular ectasia. Secondary aims: Study risk factors of GAVE. Prevalence of GAVE among causes of non-variceal gastrointestinal bleeding.
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 70
Healthy Volunteers: No
• • Both sexes will be included.
• Age above 18 years old patients will be included.
• With overt or occult bleeding from GAVE.
• Characteristic endoscopic findings of GAVE: GAVE was limited to the antrum and its appearance either watermelon stomach or diffuse pattern.
Esraa swifee, assistant lecturer
osman abdelhameed, professor
Start Date: March 1, 2022
Estimated Completion Date: May 30, 2024
Target number of participants: 48
Experimental: argon plasma coagulation (APC).
APC Standard APC equipment will be used, consisting of a high-frequency electrosurgical generator (ICC 350; ERBE, Tübingen, Germany), an argon source which is regulated automatically (APC 300) and APC probe.
Experimental: endoscopic band ligation.
endoscopic band ligation will be carried out using a Saeed Multi-Band Ligator (Cook Medical, WinstonSalem, NC), and ligation bands were placed on the GAVE.
Related Therapeutic Areas
Leads: Assiut University