Free Flap Microcirculatory Monitoring Correlates to Free Flap Temperature Assessment

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by:
Hannover Medical School
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01235299
First received: November 4, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2010
History: No changes posted

November 4, 2010
November 4, 2010
September 2010
November 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Correlation of cutaneous microcirculation to free flap temperature [ Time Frame: 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Free Flap Microcirculatory Monitoring Correlates to Free Flap Temperature Assessment
Free Flap Microcirculatory Monitoring Correlates to Free Flap Temperature Assessment

In case of free flap failure, time is of utmost importance as salvage rates have been reported to be inversely related to the time interval between the onset of ischemia and its clinical recognition. Consecutively, monitoring of free flaps remains of major importance. Currently, combined Laser-Doppler and Spectrophotometry is available to determine microcirculation of free flaps in reconstructive surgery as a scientific method of reliable assessment of flap perfusion. The investigators thought to analyze the correlation of free flap skin temperature and free frap microcirculation as an accurate tool of postoperative flap monitoring.

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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Probability Sample

Patients suffering from a soft tissue defect at any location of the body receiving free flap soft-tissue defect coverage at the Department of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical School Hannover, Germany.

Flap Monitoring
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  • Healthy subjects
  • Subjects suffering from Diabetes mellitus
  • Subjects suffering from peripheral arterial occlusive disease
Kraemer R, Lorenzen J, Knobloch K, Papst S, Kabbani M, Koennecker S, Vogt PM. Free flap microcirculatory monitoring correlates to free flap temperature assessment. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Oct;64(10):1353-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2011.04.030. Epub 2011 Jun 12.

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Completed
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November 2010
November 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 16 and 65 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • soft tissue inflammation or osteomyelitis, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, vasculitis, chronic kidney or liver disease, cardiac dysfunction, arterial hypotension and any type of vasoactive medication, i.e. ß-blockers, calcium channel blockers, nitroglycerin or equal.
Both
16 Years to 65 Years
Yes
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Germany
 
NCT01235299
Kraemer002
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Hannover Medical School, Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery
Hannover Medical School
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Hannover Medical School
November 2010

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