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Study of Maggot Therapy in Diabetic Foot Ulcers (MDT)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Forough Pouryazdanpanah Kermani, Kerman Medical University Identifier:
First received: September 4, 2012
Last updated: September 7, 2012
Last verified: September 2012
This study was a Kind of clinical trial with equal randomization, that have been done from January 2009 to June 2011 in the AFZALIPOOR hospital endocrine ward in Kerman-Iran on 128 diabetic patient who had foot wounds.Replacement of conventional therapy by new methodes is one of the more important aims for health professional specially for nurses.One of this new treatment is maggot therapy.

Condition Intervention
Other: procedure:maggot therapy
Other: conventional therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Maggot Therapy in Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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Further study details as provided by Kerman Medical University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • change from baseline in BATES-JENSEN WOUND ASSESSMENT score at 3days and change from baseline in BATES-JENSEN WOUND ASSESSMENT score at 6 days [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Enrollment: 128
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MAGGOT THERAPY & conventional therapy T
Maggot therapy,ADMINISTERED TWO TIMES AS A NEW METHODS OF DRESSING in experimental group.conventional therapy ,administered two times in control group
Other: procedure:maggot therapy
each times in maggot therapy continued for three days.wound assessment was done before and after any intervention
Other Name: larval therapy
Other: conventional therapy
patients receive ordinary treatment for diabetic foot
Other Name: mechanical debridement


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a chronic illness more than 7 weeks.
  • The age of the patients between 40- 90 years old.
  • Not having capillary disease (Blockage of artery, Rinold).
  • Not user of anticoagulants and corticosteroids drugs.
  • Patients without history of allergy to drugs and foods.
  • Having diabetic type 2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients who refer to critical clinical care unit
  • patients who have amputation
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Responsible Party: Forough Pouryazdanpanah Kermani, university instructor, Kerman Medical University Identifier: NCT01681160     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 86/116
Study First Received: September 4, 2012
Last Updated: September 7, 2012

Keywords provided by Kerman Medical University:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetic Foot
Foot Ulcer
Pathologic Processes
Diabetic Angiopathies
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Leg Ulcer
Skin Ulcer
Skin Diseases
Diabetes Complications
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases
Diabetic Neuropathies
Foot Diseases processed this record on May 24, 2017