Clinical Trial Evaluating Efficacy of Duct Tape for Treatment of Warts
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00328991|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 24, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 24, 2006
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Wart Common Wart Verruca Vulgaris Verruca Plantaris Plantar Wart||Device: duct tape occlusion therapy||Not Applicable|
ABSTRACT (233 word count)
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of duct tape occlusion therapy for the treatment of common warts.
Design: A double-blinded, controlled, clinical intervention trial. Setting: Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Participants: A total of 90 immunocompetent adult volunteers with at least one wart measuring between 2-15 mm were enrolled in this study between October 2004 and July 2005; 80 patients completed the study.
Intervention: Patients were randomized using a computer-generated code to receive either pads consisting of moleskin with transparent duct tape (active) or moleskin alone (control). Patients were instructed to wear the pads for 7 consecutive days and leave the pad off on the 7th evening. This process was repeated for 2 months or until the wart resolved, whichever occurred first. Follow-up visits occurred at 1 and 2 months.
Main Outcome Measure: 100% resolution of the wart. Secondary outcomes included change in size of the target wart and recurrence rates at 6 months for warts with complete resolution.
Results: There were no statistically significant differences in the proportions of patients with resolution of the target wart (duct tape=8/39, 21% vs. control=9/41, 22%). Of patients with complete resolution, 75% (6/8) in the duct tape group and 33% (3/9) of those in the control group had recurrence of the target wart by the sixth month.
Conclusions: Occlusive therapy with transparent duct tape is not significantly better than moleskin alone for treatment of common warts in adults.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||90 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Official Title:||Double-Blind, Randomized Control Trial To Evaluate the Efficacy of Duct Tape Versus Placebo for the Treatment of Verruca Vulgaris|
|Study Start Date :||October 2004|
|Study Completion Date :||December 2005|
- 100% resolution of target wart
- Change in size of target wart and recurrence of target wart at 6 months.
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|United States, Minnesota|
|Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55417|
|Principal Investigator:||Erin M. Warshaw, MD||Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center|