Feasibility Study of a Novel Device for Chronic Wounds

This study has been completed.
Spiracur, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Anne Chang, Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: April 4, 2008
Last updated: February 5, 2015
Last verified: February 2015
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and usability of a new portable and compact wound dressing device for the treatment of small chronic skin wounds.

Condition Intervention
Wounds and Injuries
Device: SNaP Advanced Wound Care System
Other: SNaP

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Feasibility Study of a Novel Device for Chronic Wounds

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Further study details as provided by Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Ease of use for patients and clinicians [ Time Frame: One year ]
    In vivo use of SNaP device

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Suggestions for improvement [ Time Frame: One year ]
    We will ask patients for feedback on usage

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: SNaP application
This is an "open label" pilot study of SNaP Advanced Wound Care System
Device: SNaP Advanced Wound Care System
Application of negative pressure device daily per instructions
Other Name: SNaP device (SmartNegative Pressure device)
Other: SNaP
Daily use
Other Name: SNaP device
Other: SNaP
Daily application per protocol

Detailed Description:
Out of 12 subjects treated, 5 achieved complete wound healing within 4 weeks. There were no serious adverse events directly related to the device.

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

Inclusion Criteria:- Venous stasis ulcer or other chronic wound on the lower extremity that is >1.5cm and <10cm at widest point

  • The wound must have at least 2 cm of intact epithelium surrounding it.
  • A wound such as a pressure ulcer or chronic ulcer on a location other than the lower extremity may also be included in the study if it meets the size requirements and a reliable seal can be achieved.
  • Ulcer must not have healed for >14 days under standard treatment.
  • Chronic wound with prior graft placement will be allowed in the study.
  • Patient is >18 years old.
  • Willing and able to sign informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:- Active wound infection.

  • 3+ or greater pitting edema of lower extremity
  • History of malignancy at wound site. However, wounds that are closing by secondary intent after surgical clearance of prior tumor will be allowed in the study.
  • Thick eschar at wound base after debridement.
  • Wound location is not amenable to forming an airtight seal and placement of device.
  • Ulcers due to inflammatory conditions such as pyoderma gangrenosum, rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, cryoglobulinemia, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, lupus or pancreatic pannuculitis, cryofibrinogenemia, calcinosis cutis, scleroderma, Raynaud's syndrome.
  • Current smoker (must have quit for >3 weeks)
  • Wound with exposed bone, blood vessels, tendon
  • Significant immunosuppression (as determined by the investigator and sponsor) such as high dose prednisone
  • Fasting blood sugar >200 by study personnel administered bedside fingerstick blood glucose
  • Ankle brachial index less than lower limit of normal (<0.60) as performed and determined by licensed physician (necessary only for patients with lower extremity wounds).
  • Pregnancy
  • Incapable of giving informed consent
  • Inability to comply with study procedures including lack of telephone access for week 8 telephone survey
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00660049

United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Spiracur, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Anne Lynn S. Chang Stanford University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Anne Chang, Professor, Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00660049     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SU-02252008-1026  IRB Protocol #: 11074 
Study First Received: April 4, 2008
Last Updated: February 5, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries

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