ProCell Wrung for Blood Recovery

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Blood Recovery
ProCell Wrung - Device
All Sexes
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Study Summary

The purpose of this research study is to compare two methods of recovering blood from surgical sponges used during heart and lung surgeries. The two methods are: 1) manually wringing sponges by hand, and 2) automated wringing sponges by an FDA approved suction device. Both methods are already in use in heart and lung surgeries at University Hospitals at the discretion of the surgeon.

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

4 Primary · 6 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Baseline, Post-Operative Hours 0, 6, 12, 18, 24, 48, and 72

Hour 0
Change in Level of Bilirubin
Change in Level of Haptoglobin
Change in Level of Hematocrit
Change in Level of Lactate Dehydrogenase
Change in Level of Plasma Free Hemoglobin
Change in Number of Fragmented Red Blood Cells
Baseline, Post-Procedure (Up to 5 Minutes)
Change in Weight of Surgical Sponge
Baseline, Post-Processing (Up to 120 Minutes)
Change in Volume of Blood
Up to 120 Minutes
Time to Wring Sponges
Hour 72
Units of Packed Red Blood Cells Transfused

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Hand Wrung
1 of 2
ProCell Wrung
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

22 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: ProCell Wrung · No Placebo Group · N/A

ProCell Wrung
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: ProCell Wrung · Intervention Types: Device
Hand Wrung
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Hand Wrung · Intervention Types: Procedure

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline, post-operative hours 0, 6, 12, 18, 24, 48, and 72
Closest Location: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center · Cleveland, OH
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2011First Recorded Clinical Trial
2 TrialsResearching Blood Recovery
172 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 2 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.