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Outcome and Related Factors of Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Limb

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00538577
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 2, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 6, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease
Necrotizing Fasciitis

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.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 25 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : September 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2009

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Necrotizing fasciitis of the limb

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Locations
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
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ramin Espandar, MD Imam Khomeini Hospital- Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Responsible Party: Chacellor of Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00538577     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 86-03-30-6110
First Posted: October 2, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 6, 2009
Last Verified: October 2009

Keywords provided by Tehran University of Medical Sciences:
Necrotizing fasciitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fasciitis
Fasciitis, Necrotizing
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Skin Diseases, Bacterial
Bacterial Infections