Objectives To compare the functional outcomes of on- vs off-clamp robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) within a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Materials and Methods The CLOCK study (CLamp vs Off Clamp the Kidney during robotic partial nephrectomy; NCT 02287987) is a multicentre RCT including patients with normal baseline function, two kidneys and masses with RENAL scores <= 10. Pre- and postoperative renal scintigraphy was prescribed. Renal defatting and hilum isolation were required in both study arms; in the on-clamp arm, ischaemia was imposed until the completion of medullary renorraphy, while in the off-clamp condition it was not allowed throughout the procedure. The primary endpoint was 6-month absolute variation in estimated glomerular filtration rate (AV-GFR); secondary endpoints were: 12, 18 and 24-month AV-GFR; 6-month estimated glomerular filtration rate variation >25% rate (RV-GFR >25); and absolute variation in ipsilateral split renal function (AV-SRF). The planned sample size was 102 + 102 cases, after taking account crossover of cases to the alternate study arm; a 1:1 randomization was performed. AV-GFR and AV-SRF were compared using analysis of covariation, and RV-GFR >25 was assessed using multivariable logistic regression. Intention-to-treat (ITT) and per-protocol analyses (PP) were performed. Results A total of 160 and 164 patients were randomly assigned to on- and off-clamp RAPN, respectively; crossover was observed in 14% and 43% of the on- and off-clamp arms, respectively. We were unable to find any statistically significant difference between on- vs off-clamp with regard to the primary endpoint (ITT: 6-month AV-GFR -6.2 vs -5.1 mL/min, mean difference 0.2 mL/min, 95% confidence interval [CI] -3.1 to 3.4 [P = 0.8]; PP: 6-month AV-GFR -6.8 vs -4.2 mL/min, mean difference 1.6 mL/min, 95% CI -2.3 to 5.5 [P = 0.7]) or with regard to the secondary endpoints. The median warm ischaemia time was 14 vs 15 min in the ITT analysis and 14 vs 0 min in the PP analysis. Conclusion In patients with regular baseline function and two kidneys, we found no evidence of differences in functional outcomes for on- vs off-clamp RAPN.

Is off-clamp robot-assisted partial nephrectomy beneficial for renal function? Data from the CLOCK trial

Antonelli, Alessandro;Sessa, Francesco;
2022-01-01

Abstract

Objectives To compare the functional outcomes of on- vs off-clamp robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) within a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Materials and Methods The CLOCK study (CLamp vs Off Clamp the Kidney during robotic partial nephrectomy; NCT 02287987) is a multicentre RCT including patients with normal baseline function, two kidneys and masses with RENAL scores <= 10. Pre- and postoperative renal scintigraphy was prescribed. Renal defatting and hilum isolation were required in both study arms; in the on-clamp arm, ischaemia was imposed until the completion of medullary renorraphy, while in the off-clamp condition it was not allowed throughout the procedure. The primary endpoint was 6-month absolute variation in estimated glomerular filtration rate (AV-GFR); secondary endpoints were: 12, 18 and 24-month AV-GFR; 6-month estimated glomerular filtration rate variation >25% rate (RV-GFR >25); and absolute variation in ipsilateral split renal function (AV-SRF). The planned sample size was 102 + 102 cases, after taking account crossover of cases to the alternate study arm; a 1:1 randomization was performed. AV-GFR and AV-SRF were compared using analysis of covariation, and RV-GFR >25 was assessed using multivariable logistic regression. Intention-to-treat (ITT) and per-protocol analyses (PP) were performed. Results A total of 160 and 164 patients were randomly assigned to on- and off-clamp RAPN, respectively; crossover was observed in 14% and 43% of the on- and off-clamp arms, respectively. We were unable to find any statistically significant difference between on- vs off-clamp with regard to the primary endpoint (ITT: 6-month AV-GFR -6.2 vs -5.1 mL/min, mean difference 0.2 mL/min, 95% confidence interval [CI] -3.1 to 3.4 [P = 0.8]; PP: 6-month AV-GFR -6.8 vs -4.2 mL/min, mean difference 1.6 mL/min, 95% CI -2.3 to 5.5 [P = 0.7]) or with regard to the secondary endpoints. The median warm ischaemia time was 14 vs 15 min in the ITT analysis and 14 vs 0 min in the PP analysis. Conclusion In patients with regular baseline function and two kidneys, we found no evidence of differences in functional outcomes for on- vs off-clamp RAPN.
2022
off-clamp
on-clamp
partial nephrectomy
renal tumour
robotic
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