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Prevention of Sacral Pressure Ulcers With Preventive Dressings (SACRESS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01640418
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 13, 2012
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maastricht University Medical Center

Brief Summary:
In this study we would like to find a way to prevent sacral pressure ulcers in high-risk patients by the use of a Mepilex sacral dressing. The research question we would like to answer is the following: Is the Mepilex sacral dressing a cost-effective dressing for the prevention of grade I to grade IV pressure ulcers in the sacral region in higher-risk hospitalized patients?

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Grade I to Grade IV Pressure Ulcers in Higher Risk Patients Device: Mepilex® Border Sacrum dressings

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 253 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : September 2012
Primary Completion Date : October 2013
Study Completion Date : October 2013

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Pressure Sores
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Mepilex® Border Sacrum dressings
Mepilex® Border Sacrum dressings
Device: Mepilex® Border Sacrum dressings
Mepilex® Border Sacrum dressings
No Intervention: Standard Care
Standard Care

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To compare the number of patients who develop sacral pressure ulcers between the group with the Mepilex® Border Sacrum dressings (Group A) and the group without any sacral dressings (Group B). [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    till hospital release, max 8 weeks

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age: ≥18 years
  • Admission in one of the ten high-risk departments of the azM
  • Suspected hospital stay of 5 days or more after admission
  • Braden score 19 or less

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age: <18 years
  • Pre-existing sacral pressure ulcer
  • Pre-existing trauma to the sacrum
  • Patient is unable to speak Dutch
  • Patients with an inability to give informed consent
  • Patients who are unable to give informed consent within 24h after admission
  • Patients who are unable to give informed consent before surgery

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01640418

Academic Hospital of Maastricht
Maastricht, Netherlands, 6229 HX
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maastricht University Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Nicole Bouvy Academic Hospital of Maastricht

Responsible Party: Maastricht University Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01640418     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NL40299.068.12
First Posted: July 13, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2015
Last Verified: July 2015

Keywords provided by Maastricht University Medical Center:
pressure ulcer
higher risk patients

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pressure Ulcer
Pathologic Processes
Skin Ulcer
Skin Diseases