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Comparison of Wound Bed Establishment in Facial Burns

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2012 by Carlee Lehna, University of Louisville.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Carlee Lehna, University of Louisville Identifier:
First received: August 8, 2012
Last updated: August 16, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
Forty percent of patients admitted to the contributing regional burn unit over a five month period received facial burns (n=14). The purpose of this study is to examine if the time until a granulation bed is well established can be decreased be using an enzymatic agent, when compared to a second standard ointment, for patients with partial-thickness facial burns. The current study will use a prospective, experimental study design in which each individual will be their own matched control. That is, each individual will receive both the experimental ointment (one-side of the face) and the standard ointment (other-side of the face). Outcomes measured will be the benefits (e.g., decreased in the time until granulation bed establishment) one ointment achieves in partial-thickness facial burns when compared to a second ointment. Exploratory analyses will examine the relationships among demographic variables, granulation bed establishment time, pain, anxiety, itching, and scarring. That is, testing whether the time until granulation establishment may be associated with an individual's demographic variables, treatment type, pain, anxiety, itching levels, and scarring. Significance for all analysis will be at the 0.05 level. The investigators hypothesize that promoting rapid granulation bed establishment will decrease hospital length of stays, costs, risk of infection, and possibly associated appearance changes. The results from the current study will provide preliminary findings for a future, more sophisticated study.

Condition Intervention Phase
Burns Drug: Collagenase versus Bacitracin Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Wound Bed Establishment in Facial Burns Using Two Standard Ointments

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Further study details as provided by Carlee Lehna, University of Louisville:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Difference in wound bed establishment found [ Time Frame: Two years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Relationships between demographic variables, pain, anxiety, itch levels, and wound healing time explored. [ Time Frame: Two years ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Whether demographic variables, treatment type, pain, anxiety, and itch levels predict wound healing time. [ Time Frame: Two years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: April 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Single arm study
Double Blind (masked to subject, caregiver, & outcome assessor. Intervention is that either drug is randomized into being applied to either right or left side of face.
Drug: Collagenase versus Bacitracin
Person is their own control. Ointments randomly applied to either side of face.

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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:

  • patients (over the age of 18 years) admitted to the burn unit with a minimum of 1% partial-thickness burns each side of the face.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with superficial or full-thickness facial burns;
  • patients receiving facial grafts; patients with burns from chemical or contact sources;
  • patients with wound infection;
  • any patients starting treatment 24 hours after burn injury;
  • patients with known sensitivity to either standard treatment; and
  • any women by history who are pregnant or breast feeding.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01668030

Contact: Carlee Lehna, PhD 502-290-7254

United States, Kentucky
UofL Health Care Recruiting
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
Contact: Carlee Lehna, PhD   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Louisville
Principal Investigator: Carlee R. Lehna, PhD, APRN-BC University of Louisville, School of Nursing
  More Information

Responsible Party: Carlee Lehna, Associate Professor, University of Louisville Identifier: NCT01668030     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11.0456
Study First Received: August 8, 2012
Last Updated: August 16, 2012

Keywords provided by Carlee Lehna, University of Louisville:
Partial thickness

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
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