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Comparative Assessment of Adjuvant Effect of Cultured Epidermal Autografts Versus Skin Allografts on Wound Healing of Burns Treated With Widely Expanded Skin Autograft Using Meek Micrografting Technique MEEKADEAU (MEEKADEAU)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2015 by Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille Identifier:
First received: April 5, 2011
Last updated: November 18, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
The investigators intend to conduct a comparative, monocentric prospective double-blind study with intra-subject randomization, to compare the results on wound healing of 2 adjuvant treatments to Meek micrografting technique : Cultured Epidermal Autografts and cryopreserved skin allografts.

Condition Intervention Phase
Burn Wounds
Procedure: cryopreserved skin allografts.
Procedure: Cultured Epidermal Autografts
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparative Assessment of Adjuvant Effect of Cultured Epidermal Autografts Versus Skin Allografts on Wound Healing of Burns Treated With Widely Expanded Skin Autograft Using Meek Micrografting Technique MEEKADEAU

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Further study details as provided by Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • TIME OF HEALING [ Time Frame: 2 YEARS ]
    to compare wound healing speed on the 2 treated areas, considering epithelialization rate until complete wound healing.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • QUALITY OF HEALING [ Time Frame: 2 YEARS ]
    to assess the quality of wound healing and scar maturation.

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: April 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: gp2
Cultured Epidermal Autografts
Procedure: Cultured Epidermal Autografts
Active Comparator: gp1
cryopreserved skin allografts.
Procedure: cryopreserved skin allografts.

Detailed Description:
10 patients presenting burn wounds over 50% of total body surface area, including at least 40 % of deep burns, will be enrolled.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Males and females between 18 to 60 years of age
  2. Burns > 50% Total Body Surface Area (TBSA), including deep burns > 40% TBSA (deep partial thickness and full thickness burns).
  3. Patients presenting two 300 cm² (30x10cm) non adjacent burn wound areas, of similar depth assessed by Laser Doppler Imaging, on body anterior side, functional areas excepted.
  4. Written informed consent, signed by patient or legal representative (if patient unable to sign).
  5. Negative pregnancy test

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Chemical or electric burns
  2. Short delay life threatening disease, by itself or when associated with burns.
  3. Chronic systemic steroïd intake,
  4. Pre-existing diseases interfering with wound healing : inherited connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome), Epidermolysis Bullosa. Medical treatment interfering with wound healing (retinoids..).
  5. Prisonners
  6. Pregnant women
  7. Patient under guardianship.
  8. Participation in another investigational trial within this trial
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01330407

Contact: Guy Magalon

Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Marseille Recruiting
Marseille, France, 13354
Contact: guy MAGALON   
Principal Investigator: guy magalon         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille
Study Director: BERNARD BELAIGUES Assistance Publique hôpitaux de Marseille
  More Information

Responsible Party: Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille Identifier: NCT01330407     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009-A01247-50
2009-31 ( Other Identifier: AP HM )
Study First Received: April 5, 2011
Last Updated: November 18, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Burns processed this record on May 22, 2017