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

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier:
First received: January 29, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2007
History: No changes posted
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 Intervention Phase
Wound Healing Patient Comfort Procedure: wound dressing Phase 3

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Allocation: Random Sample
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:

Estimated Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: January 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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: NCT00428623

Department of Vascular Surgery, Rigshospitalet
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Study Director: torben V Schroeder, prof, professor
  More Information Identifier: NCT00428623     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Torben V Schroeder
Study First Received: January 29, 2007
Last Updated: January 29, 2007

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
Patient comfort
Wound dressings
vascular surgery processed this record on September 21, 2017