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The Impact of Using Triclosan-antibacterial Sutures on the Incidence of Surgical Site Infection

This study has been completed.
Amygate Healthcare
Information provided by:
Cairo University Identifier:
First received: November 23, 2009
Last updated: June 21, 2011
Last verified: November 2009
To compare conventional polyglactin 910 sutures with triclosan-coated polyglactin 910 antimicrobial sutures for the reduction of surgical site infections and any associated health and economic benefits.

Condition Intervention Phase
Surgical Site Infection
Other: Vicryl Plus
Other: Vicryl
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: "The Impact of Using Triclosan-antibacterial Sutures on the Incidence of Surgical Site Infection" Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Double Blind, Multi-centre Study.

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Further study details as provided by Cairo University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Signs of Surgical Site Infections (SSI) according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) criteria [ Time Frame: 30 days (or 1 year in case of prosthesis) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Post-operative hospital stay in days [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Enrollment: 701
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: March 2011
Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Study group
The study group in which Triclosan-coated polyglactin 910 antimicrobial sutures will be used.
Other: Vicryl Plus
Triclosan-coated polyglactin 910 antimicrobial sutures (Vicryl Plus)
Other Name: Triclosan-coated polyglactin 910 antimicrobial sutures
Active Comparator: Control group
The control group in which polyglactin 910 antimicrobial sutures will be used.
Other: Vicryl
Polyglactin 910 antimicrobial sutures (Vicryl)
Other Name: Polyglactin 910 antimicrobial sutures


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients of different age
  • Gender
  • Risk factors and procedures candidate for surgical intervention during the period of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with an established pre-operative infection at the operative site
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01019447

Al-Zeraaein Hospital
Cairo, Egypt
Cairo University Kasr Al-Aini Hospital
Cairo, Egypt
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cairo University
Amygate Healthcare
Principal Investigator: Ibrahim Ga Ibrahim, MD Cairo University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ibrahim Galal Ibrahim, Cairo University Kasr Al-Aini Hospitals Identifier: NCT01019447     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: INDV-0909001
Study First Received: November 23, 2009
Last Updated: June 21, 2011

Keywords provided by Cairo University:
Surgical site infection
Antimicrobial triclosan-coated polyglactin 910 suture
Length of hospital stay

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Surgical Wound Infection
Wound Infection
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Fatty Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Hypolipidemic Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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