A Post-marketing Observational Study of Cell Therapy for Chronic Wounds
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||A Post-marketing Multi-center Observational Study to Provide Data Describing the Safety and Effectiveness of CUREXCELL™ as it is Applied in a Real-life Setting for Treatment in Patients With Chronic and/or Refractory Wounds|
- Incidence and frequency of adverse experiences [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- Percent of complete healing following CureXcell™ treatments [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients with chronic and/or refractory wounds for at least 4 weeks with no improvement that have been referred by their physician for CureXcell treatment
The CureXcell™ dosage form consists of an aseptically-processed activated cell suspension that has been isolated, activated and purified from the peripheral blood of healthy allogeneic donors, by hypo-osmotic shock, using the MacroCure custom closed bag system.
Chronic wounds can be categorized into two main groups: (a) chronic ulcers, such as diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers and pressure (decubitus) ulcers (b) post-operative or traumatic, difficult-to-heal wounds, some of which may be infected such as sternal wound infections following cardiac surgery or wounds following abdominal or orthopedic surgery. Age, peripheral vascular disease, infection, diabetes mellitus, auto-immune dis., obesity, cardiac disease, cardiac failure, malnutrition, immunological deficiencies, steroid treatment, bed confinement and prolonged operation time are among the causes of wound repair delay or failure and often results in considerable morbidity and mortality. In addition, these wounds lengthen hospital stays, significantly increase the cost of care, and negatively impact the quality of life of both the patients and care giversCurrently available wound care products include various dressings, ointments, gels, antiseptic agents and devices. These products are intended to supply a suitable environment for wound healing (e.g. moist environment, particular factors required for the healing process), but they do not provide an adequate solution for this growing problem of chronic wounds.
Macrocure has developed an advanced cellular therapy for wound healing named Curexcell™. Curexcell™ not only provides the natural environment for wound healing, but also ensures that the appropriate cell activities and factor secretions are maintained as required during each of the stages of wound healing. The product contains primed/activated Monocytes, Neutrophils and Lymphocytes derived from whole blood unit, which are key role players in the normal natural wound healing process. The cells are injected locally into the wound bed.
The proposed study is a post-marketing observational study (PMOS) in which the decision to use Curexcell™ for treatment of patients with chronic and/or refractory wounds are made by local physicians. Curexcell™ will be administered to the patient in accordance with the Instructions for Use.
In this PMOS, there is no control by the investigator with respect to patients, duration and frequency of follow-up and the method by which patients are managed in general. This design truly reflects real-life circumstances.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01038986
|Rambam Health Care Campus|
|Haifa, Israel, 9602|
|Rabin Medical Center|
|Petah Tiqva, Israel|
|Sheba Medical Center|
|Tel Hashomer, Israel|
|Principal Investigator:||Itzchak Zivner, MD||Sheba Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Eli Peled, M.D.||Rambam Health Care Campus, Israel|
|Principal Investigator:||Dean David Ad-El, M.D.||Rabin-Schnider Medical Center|