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Outcome and Related Factors of Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Limb

This study has been completed.
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Tehran University of Medical Sciences Identifier:
First received: September 30, 2007
Last updated: October 4, 2009
Last verified: October 2009
Soft tissue necrotizing fasciitis of limbs are lethal infections and associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. The purpose of this study is to determine the clinical manifestations and factors affected the treatment outcome to predict the prognosis and make timely decision for appropriate management and prevent limb loss.

Necrotizing Fasciitis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: September 2007
Study Completion Date: September 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
Patients that are admitted to hospital with the diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis of a limb will be entered to this study. A questionnaire will be completed for each patient included demographic data, admission and diagnosis date, treatment onset, medical history for diabetes mellitus, HIV infection, use of immunosuppressor drugs, peripheral vascular disease, cancer, renal disease, intravenous drug abuse, and disease outcome that can be recovery, amputation or death.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The Patients with diagnosis of necrotiying faciitis

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Necrotizing fasciitis of the limb
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00538577

Iran, Islamic Republic of
Operative Theater of Orthopedic Surgery Department- Imam Khomeini Hospital
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Principal Investigator: Ramin Espandar, MD Imam Khomeini Hospital- Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  More Information

Responsible Party: Chacellor of Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences Identifier: NCT00538577     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 86-03-30-6110
Study First Received: September 30, 2007
Last Updated: October 4, 2009

Keywords provided by Tehran University of Medical Sciences:
Necrotizing fasciitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fasciitis, Necrotizing
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Skin Diseases, Bacterial
Bacterial Infections processed this record on August 16, 2017