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A Randomised Study to Assess Betadine in the Groin Wound of Patients Undergoing Primary Varicose Vein Surgery

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00500669
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Recruitement too slow)
First Posted : July 13, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 12, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stuart Walker, Royal Hobart Hospital

Brief Summary:
To investigate whether Betadine can reduce infection rates and recurrence rates following varicose veins surgery in a randomized double blind placebo controlled study.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Varicose Veins Wound Infection Recurrence Drug: Betadine Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomised, Blinded Study to Assess the Effect of Betadine in the Groin Wound of Patients Undergoing Primary Varicose Vein Surgery
Study Start Date : June 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Betadine Drug: Betadine

Active Comparator: Saline Drug: Betadine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. groin wound infection [ Time Frame: Up to 6 weeks post operative ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. - groin recurrence of varicose veins [ Time Frame: Up to one year post operatively ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients undergoing primary saphenofemoral ligation for varicose veins (can be combined with short saphenous surgery).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergy to iodine
  • Redo groin dissections
  • Patients having multiple avulsions only or saphenopopliteal ligation only
  • Patients unable to return to outpatients for 6 weeks to undergo assessment with the wound care nurse

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00500669

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Australia, Tasmania
Royal Hobart Hospital
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7001
Sponsors and Collaborators
Royal Hobart Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Stuart Walker, MBBS Royal Hobart Hospital
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Responsible Party: Stuart Walker, Staff Specialist vascular Surgery, Royal Hobart Hospital Identifier: NCT00500669    
Other Study ID Numbers: H0011
First Posted: July 13, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 12, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017
Keywords provided by Stuart Walker, Royal Hobart Hospital:
Varicose veins
wound infection
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wound Infection
Varicose Veins
Wounds and Injuries
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents