Control of Head Lice Infestations in Children and Adults
The goal of this study is to see if heated air will kill head lice and their eggs. The treatment visit is approximately 1 hour long with a follow up phone call.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Control of Head Lice in Children and Adults|
- Efficacy of using heated air to kill head lice and their eggs [ Time Frame: Through out ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- Safety of device [ Time Frame: Through out ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Head lice strikes fear into the hearts of parents of school age children. Ridding a child of head lice is one of the most frustrating experiences a parent can face.
The objective of this project is to test whether louse desiccation using our prototype is an effective means of controlling head louse infestations in children.
Children age 6 and over are included in this study.
|United States, Utah|
|Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84103|
|Principal Investigator:||Dale Clayton, PhD/Biology||Larada Sciences Inc., University of Utah|