Treatment for Surgical Wound

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
UT Southwestern Medical Center- Outpatient Building, Dallas, TX
Surgical Wound+1 More
Eligibility
18+
Female
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Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether there are differences in pain and recovery between women who have breast reduction surgery using a standard inverted Wise (inverted "T") incision pattern and women who have breast reduction surgery using a standard Wise (Wise) incision pattern.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Surgical Wound
  • Surgical Incisions

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Treatment will improve 2 primary outcomes and 7 secondary outcomes in patients with Surgical Wound. Measurement will happen over the course of Baseline, 4 Week, 8 Week, 3 Months, 12 Months.

Month 12
Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale (POSAS)
Month 12
Photographic Assessment
Month 12
Colorimetry
Length of adherence
Month 12
Collagen volume/ appearance on pathology
Gene Analysis
Gene Regulation
Month 12
Non-Invasive skin measurements
Scar Volume/Surface Area

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

0 Treatment Group

This trial requires 42 total participants across 0 different treatment group

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline, 2 week, 4 week, 6 week, 8 week, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly baseline, 2 week, 4 week, 6 week, 8 week, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
J. M. K.
Prof. Jeffrey M. Kenkel, Professor of Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Closest Location

UT Southwestern Medical Center- Outpatient Building - Dallas, TX

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for female patients aged 18 and older. There are 5 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
The ability to adhere wound therapy after surgery for eight weeks or to have a willing family member or partner to assist with wound therapy care. show original
The participant is willing to follow wound care therapy as instructed by study staff. show original
Healthy adult females 18-65 years of age
The planned surgery is a bilateral breast reduction with a modified Wise (anchor, inverted "T") scar pattern. show original
She is willing to come back for more visits and to have evaluations done as part of the study. show original

Patient Q&A Section

What are the signs of surgical wound?

"The signs and symptoms of a surgical wound include pain and swelling. As a rule of thumb, it takes 10 days for a wound to heal. Therefore, any signs or symptoms will resolve within 10 days. However, these rules are based on experience and are valid to a degree, but an accurate and comprehensive explanation of the processes involved in wound healing, and a full medical history to rule out more serious conditions is a necessary part of any diagnosis and management." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can surgical wound be cured?

"While wound infection due to ESW is rare, it is always lethal to the patient. To reduce wound infection and ESW in the early postoperative period, wounds should be appropriately debrided within 5 days after the surgery." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for surgical wound?

"In a recent study, findings only one third of the authors reported on what they would consider 'the most common management of surgical wound'. The authors would recommend wound care and analgesics such as non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), topical antiseptics, and a non antibacterial dressings with antiseptic. They would also recommend the use of compression gloves and a surgical dressing in surgery." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get surgical wound a year in the United States?

"Almost 20 million people experience surgical sites requiring wound closure a year in the United States. Of these patients, around 2 million experience a readmission for surgical wound closure a year in the US." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is surgical wound?

"The surgical wound is the anatomical space in which a wound has been created. It consists of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. This article outlines key features of the surgical wound.\nhttp://www.healthtrends.com/surgical-wound/what-is-surgical-wound/" - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What causes surgical wound?

"The two most common causes of percutaneous surgical wound infection are contamination and inadequately cleaning the wound prior to closure. Preventing surgical wound infections is imperative if surgery is to remain a clean, safe, and effective treatment." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the primary cause of surgical wound?

"Findings from a recent study, the most common primary cause of surgical wound is excessive blood loss, particularly blood loss when there are no signs of blood loss. Infection accounted for most of the remaining primary causes." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the latest developments in treatment for therapeutic use?

"Methods used for treatment of chronic skin damage include surgical debridement for nonhealing surgical wounds, local applications of antibacterial ointments, creams and sprays, topical antibiotics, antifungals, cryotherapy, laser therapy, iontophoresis and electromagnetic therapy. These treatments can relieve the symptoms and improve the quality of life of patients. However, they may not cure the wound." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What does treatment usually treat?

"Surgical intervention was associated with an elevated risk of mortality. In contrast, anesthesiologist intervention was associated with a mortality reduction of nearly 50%. In a recent study, findings have important implications for clinicians who must weigh their clinical decisions against the risk of treatment with respect to operative intervention." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does treatment improve quality of life for those with surgical wound?

"Treatments based only on wound closure improve the quality of life of patients with surgical wounds regardless of wound closure type, although satisfaction does not improve. Surgical treatment of wounds with primary closure does not significantly improve the quality of life of patients over the year post-surgery." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is treatment safe for people?

"Patients with chronic wound disease may be at risk of developing a wound infection due to poor healing of the chronic wound. However, these patients present a special challenge for surgery and may benefit from careful and timely wound care." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How does treatment work?

"Wound healing may be less affected by a wound dehiscence during mastoidectomy if the healing of the mastoid defect is not compromised by surgery. On the skin around the wound area there is a higher healing rate at 6 weeks if the wound is dehiscenced during mastoidectomy than if the skin is left intact." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
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