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Prevention of Sacral Pressure Ulcers With Preventive Dressings (SACRESS)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maastricht University Medical Center Identifier:
First received: July 11, 2012
Last updated: July 20, 2015
Last verified: July 2015
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 Intervention
Grade I to Grade IV Pressure Ulcers in Higher Risk Patients
Device: Mepilex® Border Sacrum dressings

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by Maastricht University Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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

Enrollment: 253
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: October 2013
Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Mepilex® Border Sacrum dressings
Mepilex® Border Sacrum dressings
Device: Mepilex® Border Sacrum dressings
Mepilex® Border Sacrum dressings
No Intervention: Standard Care
Standard Care


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 identifier: NCT01640418

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

Responsible Party: Maastricht University Medical Center Identifier: NCT01640418     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NL40299.068.12
Study First Received: July 11, 2012
Last Updated: July 20, 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 processed this record on April 28, 2017