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Comparison of Suturing and Packing of Drained Abscesses

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00465049
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 24, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 22, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Adam Singer, Stony Brook University

Brief Summary:
The standard treatment for skin abscesses in drainage followed by packing to prevent premature closure and reaccumulation of pus. Studies from the 1950s and later conducted outside of the US suggest that when drained abscesses are drained and sutured closed they actually heal faster without complications. The current study compares the time to healing and scar formation when drained abscesses are packed or sutured.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cutanoeus Abscesses Other: PRIMARY CLOSRE Other: SECONDARY CLOSURE Other: SPONTANEOUS HALING Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Primary vs. Secondary Closure of Cutaneous Abscesses After I&D: A RCT
Study Start Date : January 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Abscess
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: primary closure
suture after I&D
Other: PRIMARY CLOSRE
SUTURE
Placebo Comparator: SECONDARY CLOSURE
LEAVE TO HEAL BY SECONDARY INTENTIN AFTER I&D
Other: SECONDARY CLOSURE
ALLOW TO HEAL SPONTANEOUSLY
Other: SPONTANEOUS HALING
SECONDARY HEALING AFTER I&D



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Days to healing. [ Time Frame: 1 week ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Need for subsequent drainage, scar appearance. [ Time Frame: 1 week ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Non complicated abscesses

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fever,
  • Immunocompromise,
  • Cellulitis,
  • Perianal and
  • Pilonidal abscesses

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00465049


Locations
United States, New York
Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, New York, United States, 11794
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stony Brook University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Adam J Singer, MD Stony Brook University

Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Adam Singer, RESEARCH DIRECTOR, Stony Brook University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00465049     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CORIHS 2007-5819
First Posted: April 24, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 22, 2012
Last Verified: October 2012

Keywords provided by Adam Singer, Stony Brook University:
abscess, primary closure, secondary closure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Abscess
Suppuration
Infection
Inflammation
Pathologic Processes