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Impaired Wound Healing in Diabetic Foot Ulceration (EPC)

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Aristidis Veves, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Identifier:
First received: August 19, 2008
Last updated: February 27, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
An observational study to gather information about people who may have certain abnormalities in skin microcirculation and muscle metabolism and to determine whether these abnormalities affect wound healing. The study also examines the association of a specific type of cell with the rate of wound healing.

Diabetes Mellitus
Healthy Volunteers

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Impaired Wound Healing in Diabetic Foot Ulceration

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Further study details as provided by Aristidis Veves, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

Enrollment: 137
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2012
Primary Completion Date: September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
An observational study which entails: medical history; physical examination; blood tests; MRI; microcirculation tests (two noninvasive tests: 1) a procedure that measures the resting blood flow of the skin and 2) a technique that introduces acetylcholine and sodium nitroprusside in the skin and measures the ability of the skin's vessels to dilate and increase blood flow); and macrocirculation tests (noninvasive ultrasound of arm). This study also involves 2 Visits to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. (Joslin-Beth Israel Deaconess Foot Center, Lowry Outpatient Laboratory, MRI Suite).

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects may be selected from the Beth Israel Deaconess Foot Clinic or from the Boston area and surrounding locations.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Current diagnosis of Type I or Type II Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Ulcer present for minimum 4 weeks
  • Have adequate circulation to the foot
  • Can return for follow-up visits
  • Be able to read and sign the Informed Consent form before enrollment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active Charcot's foot ulcer on the foot to be studied
  • Presence of any serious disease that can affect wound healing including end stage renal failure requiring hemodialysis or renal transplantation, active malignant disease requiring treatment, hepatic, hematologic, neurologic, or immune disease
  • Alcohol or drug abuse problems
  • Treatment with oral or parenteral corticosteroids, immunosuppressive or cytotoxic agents
  • Presence of infectious disease that can preclude EPC measurements (including HIV, Hepatitis B and C)
  • Pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00739323

United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Principal Investigator: Aristidis Veves, DSc Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Aristidis Veves, Rongxiang Xu, MD Professor of Surgery in the Field of Regenerative Therapeutics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Identifier: NCT00739323     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006P000335
R01DK076937 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
1R01DK076937 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: August 19, 2008
Last Updated: February 27, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetic Foot
Foot Ulcer
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Diabetic Angiopathies
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Leg Ulcer
Skin Ulcer
Skin Diseases
Diabetes Complications
Diabetic Neuropathies
Foot Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017