Effects of MRSA Bactericidal Gel To Promote Healing and Eliminate MRSA in cSSTI Vancogel(TM) (Vancogel(R))

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 23, 2009
Last Update Posted : August 30, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert S Berman MD

Brief Summary:
Based on personal experience and the literature it is reasonable expectation that Vancomycin is a viable treatment in a direct contact form to eliminate MRSA from open wounds in order to heal the wounds by conventional means. The key question in my research has been to measure the effectiveness of my Vancomycin Gel by culturing the wound, applying the Gel in a controlled manner and then culturing the wound after one week. The end point to achieve in the process, is a clinical response of accelerated healing and negative culture report. Another question to solve is the duration of potency and stability of the Vancomycin gel over time.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bacterial Infections Wounds Drug: Vancomycin 1.25-1.50% in a complex gel formulation trademarked Vancogel(R) Drug: Placebo, complex gel formulation without Vancomycin Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Over a prior preliminary 33 month study I have found negative cultures at the end of one week of treatment and have had microbiological studies establishing the same MIC zones in culture media greater than 15mm over a 33 month time frame. The microbiological and HPLC studies are completed at present and approved. I have started the phase 2 studies on August 1,2011 as authorized by the FDA on June 22,2011.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Topical MRSA Bactericidal Gel to Eliminate MRSA and Promote Accelerated Healing of cSSTI of Open Wounds
Study Start Date : July 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Drug Vancogel,Treatment,Kill MRSA,Heal
Treatment of open wounds with Vancogel(R) 1.25-1.50% to eliminate MRSA. End point is: a negative culture report after 1-3 topical applications. The infected wounds with MRSA will be treated with the Vancomycin 1.25 to 1.50% complex gel formulation and will have conventional management in order to heal the wound. Vancogel is anticipated to accelerate wound healing by eliminating MRSA. A randomized, double blind study protocol approved by FDA.
Drug: Vancomycin 1.25-1.50% in a complex gel formulation trademarked Vancogel(R)
Topical use for open wounds culturing out MRSA. One to three applications of the compound over a weeks time. Consists of Vancomycin 1.25-1.50% in a complex gel formulation.
Other Names:
  • Vancogel (R)# 77708836/Trademark issued 12-11-2012 Patent issued 02-02-2016 # 9248159
  • Topical MRSA Bactericidal Gel
  • Vancomycin complex gel formulation

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Half of the patients in the study will be given a placebo consisting of all ingredients in Vancogel except the active principal Vancomycin in order to compare their clinical efficacy in rate of wound healingafter 1-3 applications
Drug: Placebo, complex gel formulation without Vancomycin
Complex gel formulation applied as the placebo and is unknown because of the trial design. Complex gel formulation without Vancomycin
Other Name: Safgel

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Eliminate MRSA infection [ Time Frame: One week ]
    Cultures taken during and prior to treatment and after.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. More rapid healing of cSSTI [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]
    The effects of the MRSA bactericidal gel will accelerate wound healing by eliminating the infection in cSSTI wounds

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • MRSA infected open wounds
  • Acute and chronic wounds
  • Type of wounds: venous stasis,diabetic, pressure, post surgical, post traumatic, and spontaneous
  • Infection criteria: Include a positive culture for MRSA
  • Location of ulcers: any place on the body
  • Diagnosis of MRSA: Based on tissue cultures of MRSA
  • Willing and reliable patients
  • Study to include only one ulceration no more than 50 square centimeters
  • The study to include stages two and three ulcerations

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-compliant patients
  • Patient must accept all issues in consent form
  • Non compliance to include failed appointments
  • Wounds greater than 50sq. cm
  • No wounds deeper than soft tissue
  • Ischemic or vascular disease, dermatitis, immune deficiency,or psoriasis
  • Allergy to Vancomycin
  • Post irradiation ulceration
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Skin allergies to adhesives and tape
  • Ulcers related to cancers
  • Multiple wounds
  • Stage 4 ulcerations
  • Patients in any other trial
  • Patients with any other conditions which, in the opinion of the investigator/doctor, would preclude participation in the study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00945152

Contact: Robert S Berman, MD 561-743-5197

United States, Florida
Robert S Berman MD / 2141 Alt. A1A South, Suite 450 Recruiting
Jupiter, Florida, United States, 33477
Contact: Robert S Berman, MD    561-743-5112   
Principal Investigator: Robert S Berman, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Robert S Berman MD
Principal Investigator: Robert S Berman, MD

Responsible Party: Robert S Berman MD, Sponsor-Investigator Identifier: NCT00945152     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WIRB study # 1111446
None yet, self funding
First Posted: July 23, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 30, 2017
Last Verified: August 2017

Keywords provided by Robert S Berman MD:
Elimination of MRSA in open wounds
MRSA infected open wounds

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bacterial Infections
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents