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

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Verified October 2014 by Robert S Berman MD
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert S Berman MD
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First received: July 22, 2009
Last updated: October 25, 2014
Last verified: October 2014

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 improved healing and negative culture report. Another question to solve is the duration of potency and stability of the Vancomycin Gel over time.

Condition Intervention Phase
Bacterial Infections
Drug: Vancomycin 1.25-1.50% in a complex calcium alginate gel formulation
Drug: Vancomycin 1.25-1.5% compounded with a complex calcium alginate gel
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Topical MRSA Bactericidal Gel to Eliminate MRSA and Promote Accelerated Healing of cSSTI of Open Wounds

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Further study details as provided by Robert S Berman MD:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Eliminate MRSA infection [ Time Frame: One week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Cultures taken during and prior to treatment and after.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • More rapid healing of cSSTI [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The effects of the MRSA bactericidal gel will accelerate wound healing by eliminating the infection in cSSTI wounds

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: July 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Drug Vancogel,Treatment,Kill MRSA,Heal
Treatment of open wounds with Vancogel 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 gel and will have conventional management in order to heal the wound. Vancogel is anticipated to accelerate wound healing by eliminating MRSA.
Drug: Vancomycin 1.25-1.50% in a complex calcium alginate gel formulation
Topical use for open wounds culturing out MRSA. One to three applications of the compound.in a weeks time.
Other Names:
  • Vancogel (TM)# 77708836/ Patent Pending # 12236246
  • Topical MRSA Bactericidal Gel
  • Vancomycin compex calcium alginate gel formulation
Drug: Vancomycin 1.25-1.5% compounded with a complex calcium alginate gel
Vancomycin compounded with a complex calcium alginate gel to a concentration of 1.2-1.5% for topical use only.Applied 3 times in one week.

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 over a 33 month time frame. The microbiological and HPLC studies are completed at present and approved. I am looking foreword to start the phase 2 studies on August 1,2011 as authorized by the FDA on June 22,2011.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00945152

Contact: Robert S Berman, MD 561-743-5197 bermanmd@comcast.net

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    bermanmd@comcast.net   
Principal Investigator: Robert S Berman, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Robert S Berman MD
Principal Investigator: Robert S Berman, MD
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Robert S Berman MD, Sponsor-Investigator
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00945152     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WIRB study # 1111446, None yet, self funding
Study First Received: July 22, 2009
Last Updated: October 25, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bacterial Infections
Alginic acid
Calcium, Dietary
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Hematologic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protective Agents
Radiation-Protective Agents
Therapeutic Uses

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on June 29, 2015