UAMS Site Principal Investigator: Sumant Inamdar, M.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, UAMS College of Medicine.
Summary: The SpHincterotomy for Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis (SHARP Trial) is testing the effectiveness of Endscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography with sphincterotomy, a common procedure for the condition. it is an NCATS Trial Innovation Network (TIN) facilitated study.
Significance: Pancreatitis can cause severe pain. A sphincterotomy opens a blocked duct in the pancreas to allow fluids to drain, which researchers hypothesize provides long-term relief to the acute pain associated with the condition.
TRI Services: Budget development, Medicare coverage analysis, regulatory and research nurse coordinator services.
Sponsor: NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases