Local Warming of Surgical Incisions
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01026259|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 4, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2009
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Surgical Wound Infection||Other: Warming of surgical incision Other: Warming dressing without actual warming||Phase 3|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||146 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Local Warming: Effects on Wound Infection and Healing|
|Study Start Date :||October 2005|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2009|
Experimental: Local incision warming
Local warming applied to surgical incision for 6 treatments beginning in post anesthesia recovery through the second postoperative day.
Other: Warming of surgical incision
A warming pack (chemical activation) is applied to the dressing over the surgical incision, warming to 38 degrees C, for a period of 90 minutes times 6 treatments. The first treatment occurs in the PACU.
Active Comparator: No warming to surgical incision
Incisions covered with same postoperative dressing as in Arm 1 but without warming treatments.
Other: Warming dressing without actual warming
The same type of surgical incision dressing is used but no warming treatments are administered.
- Surgical site infection [ Time Frame: Within 6 weeks of the surgical procedure ]
- Wound tissue response [ Time Frame: First 9 days after surgery ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01026259
|United States, Washington|
|University of Washington Medical Center|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195|