Comparison of Suturing and Packing of Drained Abscesses

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Adam Singer, Stony Brook University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00465049
First received: April 23, 2007
Last updated: October 19, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

April 23, 2007
October 19, 2012
January 2007
January 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Days to healing. [ Time Frame: 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Days to healing.
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Need for subsequent drainage, scar appearance. [ Time Frame: 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Need fro subsequent drainage, scar appearance.
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Comparison of Suturing and Packing of Drained Abscesses
Primary vs. Secondary Closure of Cutaneous Abscesses After I&D: A RCT

The standard treatment for skin abscesses in drainage followed by packing to prevent premature closure and reaccumulation of pus. Studies from the 1950s and later conducted outside of the US suggest that when drained abscesses are drained and sutured closed they actually heal faster without complications. The current study compares the time to healing and scar formation when drained abscesses are packed or sutured.

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Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Cutanoeus Abscesses
  • Other: PRIMARY CLOSRE
    SUTURE
  • Other: SECONDARY CLOSURE
    ALLOW TO HEAL SPONTANEOUSLY
  • Other: SPONTANEOUS HALING
    SECONDARY HEALING AFTER I&D
  • Experimental: primary closure
    suture after I&D
    Intervention: Other: PRIMARY CLOSRE
  • Placebo Comparator: SECONDARY CLOSURE
    LEAVE TO HEAL BY SECONDARY INTENTIN AFTER I&D
    Interventions:
    • Other: SECONDARY CLOSURE
    • Other: SPONTANEOUS HALING

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
100
February 2012
January 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Non complicated abscesses

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fever,
  • Immunocompromise,
  • Cellulitis,
  • Perianal and
  • Pilonidal abscesses
Both
18 Years to 85 Years
No
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United States
 
NCT00465049
CORIHS 2007-5819
No
Adam Singer, Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University
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Principal Investigator: Adam J Singer, MD Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University
October 2012

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