Aquacel Compared to Traditional Post Surgical Wound Dressing in Vascular Surgery Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 30, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 30, 2007
Information provided by:
Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Brief Summary:
The study is a prospective randomised, controlled study of 136 patients undergoing vascular surgery. Their closed wounds were covered with either aquacel, a hydrofiber dressing, or a traditional gauze dressing.Number of changes, patient comfort,number of infections, length of hospital stay and wound complications were compared between the two groups.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Wound Healing Patient Comfort Procedure: wound dressing

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 160 participants
Allocation: Random Sample
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : January 2004
Study Completion Date : January 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients undergoing elective vascular surgery, with an expected hospital stay of at least 4 days. informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • known hypersensitivity to the dressing materials. age under 18 years. dementia, insufficient danish language understanding, pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00428623

Department of Vascular Surgery, Rigshospitalet
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Study Director: torben V Schroeder, prof, professor Identifier: NCT00428623     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Torben V Schroeder
First Posted: January 30, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 30, 2007
Last Verified: January 2007

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
Patient comfort
Wound dressings
vascular surgery