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Effect of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression on Ulcer Healing in Subjects With Secondary Lymphedema

This study has been completed.
RTS Family Foundation
New York State Department of Health
Information provided by:
Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY Identifier:
First received: March 2, 2010
Last updated: January 9, 2012
Last verified: August 2010
Results First Received: August 18, 2011  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Lymphedema
Intervention: Device: Intermittent, gradient, pneumatic compression device

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Recruitment Details
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52 subjects were treated, IPC n=27, Control n=25

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
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Reporting Groups
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Standard Compression Alone No text entered.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    IPC Plus Standard Compression   Standard Compression Alone
STARTED   27   25 
COMPLETED   27   25 

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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
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Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   IPC Plus Standard Compression   Standard Compression Alone   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 27   25   52 
[Units: Participants]
<=18 years   0   0   0 
Between 18 and 65 years   11   13   24 
>=65 years   16   12   28 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 66  (5.6)   59  (4.9)   62  (5) 
[Units: Participants]
Female   10   9   19 
Male   17   16   33 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
United States   27   25   52 

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Median Time to Wound Closure at 9 Months   [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There is NOT an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Oscar M. Alvarez / Principal Investigator
Organization: Center for Curative and Palliative Wound Care Calvary Hospital
phone: 718-518-2577

Responsible Party: Oscar M. Alvarez, PhD / Principal Investigator, Center for curative and Palliative Wound Care, Calvary Hospital Identifier: NCT01079299     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CL-VU-0308
Study First Received: March 2, 2010
Results First Received: August 18, 2011
Last Updated: January 9, 2012