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The Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) on Acute Thermal Burns

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2008 by Singapore General Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Singapore General Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 15, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2008
History: No changes posted

The blinded RCTstudy aims to:

  • Determine the effects of HBOT on burns conversion for patients who have fresh thermal burns injury using the LDI.
  • Objectively determine the proportion of burns conversion in areas of partial thickness burns for early thermal burns injury in both arms of the RCT.
  • Study the effects of HBOT on immunological markers IL-1, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, TNF-α and TGF-β ( comparison between both arms and 2 assessment points).
  • Study the effect of HBOT on haematological markers including procalcitonin ,albumin, lymphocyte counts, neutrophil count, and macrophage count.
  • Study the effects of HBOT on histology specimens in quantifying P53 protein, leukocyte and macrophage infiltration, burns depth assessment and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) .
  • Study the effects of HBOT on bacteriology of tissue culture in areas of deep dermal burns.

Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Thermal Burns Procedure: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Other: Standard care Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Acute Thermal Burns

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Further study details as provided by Singapore General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Burns conversion [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Bacteriology culture and immunology markers [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: January 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
2 HBOT treatments
Procedure: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
2 sessions of HBOT ( HDMC 14)
Active Comparator: 2
Standard care and treatment
Other: Standard care
Patient will undergo standard care


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Thermal burns injury less than 40% with areas of deep dermal/ full thickness burns.
  • Less than 24 hours from time of injury.
  • No inhalational injury (Nasoendoscopy and bronchoscopic diagnosis by burns centre medical team/ department of emergency medicine in SGH).
  • Age 21 years old and above and less than 60 years old.
  • Not intubated and not on inotropic support.
  • Understands and agrees to informed consent (approved by IRB SGH).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Untreated pneumothorax
  • Medications: Bleomycin, Cis-platin, Doxorubicin, Disulfiram (Chemotherapy)
  • Acute uncontrolled medical condition or significant medical condition (eg. Cerebrovascular accident, diabetic ketoacidosis, severe hypertensive 180/ 110 mmHg, end stage renal failure, chest pain, bleeding gastrointestinal tract, coma and acute asthma attack)
  • Other surgical emergencies (eg. open fractures, compartment syndrome and acute abdomen)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00824551

Contact: chong si jack 65-91467592

Singapore General Hospital Recruiting
Singapore, Singapore, 169608
Contact: chong si jack , mbbs,    65-91467592   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Singapore General Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: chong si jack, republic of singapore navy and singapore general hospital Identifier: NCT00824551     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1501
Study First Received: January 15, 2009
Last Updated: January 15, 2009

Keywords provided by Singapore General Hospital:
Acute Thermal Burns
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Burns conversion

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on September 21, 2017