Effects of Pulsed-Dyed Laser on Scar Formation
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00852280|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 26, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 7, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Scars||Device: Treatment of 1/2 of skin graft with pulsed-dye laser||Not Applicable|
Pulsed-dyed lasers have been used in the past to treat scars from minor surgery as well as burns. The laser has been used at different times, close to injury or late after injury. Success or failure of the laser has been judged by subjective observer scales.
In this study we will treat the seams of 1/2 of a skin graft with a pulsed-dyed laser, beginning about one month after surgery. We will use objective measures of color (redness on digital pictures), scar volume(via laser scanning), and elasticity(measured by BTC-2000) as well as subjective assessment by an independent observer and the patient.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||17 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Effects of Pulsed-Dyed Laser on Scar Formation|
|Study Start Date :||December 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2011|
- Device: Treatment of 1/2 of skin graft with pulsed-dye laser
Pulsed-dye laser will be applied to 1/2 of the seam of the skin graft, using a 10mm spot size, and sufficient pulse-width and fluency to induce purpura.
- Amount of redness of scar [ Time Frame: 4 to 12 months after skin grafting ]
- Scar height [ Time Frame: 4-12 months after skin grafting ]
- Scar stiffness [ Time Frame: 4-12 months after skin grafting ]
- Patient's assessment of cosmetic outcome [ Time Frame: 4-12months after skin grafting ]
- Clinical improvement of appearance of scars assessed by subjective scale [ Time Frame: 4-12 months after skin grafting ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00852280
|United States, Ohio|
|Shriners Hospitals for Children, Cincinnati|
|Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229-3095|
|Principal Investigator:||John K Bailey, MD||Shriners Hosptials for Children|