Utility of Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole Use in Skin Abscess Management
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00679302|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 16, 2008
Results First Posted : April 29, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 29, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Skin Diseases, Infectious||Drug: Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole Drug: Placebo group||Phase 4|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||161 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||A Double Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial for the Management of Pediatric Community Acquired Skin Abscesses - To Treat or Not to Treat With Antibiotics|
|Study Start Date :||July 2006|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2008|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2008|
Placebo Comparator: placebo group
Maalox and bitter mixture
Drug: Placebo group
Placebo (Maalox with simethicone and bitter mixture) suspension was dispensed to study participants who were block randomized to receive the placebo.
Other Name: Maalox (with simethicone and bitter mixture)
Active Comparator: antibiotic group
Participants were randomized to receive placebo or trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole using a computer randomization program on the initial presentation. The placebo is a Maalox and tonic water combination that resembled the antibiotic in color, texture and taste. The antibiotic dose is a standard trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole for bacterial infection (10-12mg trimethoprim/kg/day, with a maximum adult dose of 160mg trimethoprim/day, divided into two doses). The concentration of the liquid is 200mg sulfamethoxazole/40mg trimethoprim per 5mL. With a maximum dose of 160mg trimethoprim, this equates to 20mL.
Other Name: Septra
- Skin Abscess Resolution [ Time Frame: 10-14 days ]
- New Lesion Development and Spread of Skin Abscesses [ Time Frame: 10-14 days and 3 month ]The secondary outcomes of interest included the development of new lesions at a different site (>5cm away from original skin abscess) on day 10 clinical follow-up or self-report and 3 month telephone follow-up.
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|United States, Missouri|
|Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center|
|St Louis, Missouri, United States, 63104|
|Study Director:||John Peter, MD||St. Louis University|