A Comparison Study of the Tensile Strength of Sutures Used in Dermatologic Surgery on the Day of Suture Removal, Following Wound Care With Two Different Products

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Keyvan Nouri, University of Miami
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01533675
First received: February 10, 2012
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2012
History: No changes posted

February 10, 2012
February 10, 2012
May 2010
August 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Tensile strength of 4-0 nylon sutures [ Time Frame: 14 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The tensile strength was defined as the force required to break the suture, with breaking strength as the maximum strength that a material can withstand when subjected to an applied load, without taking into consideration the cross sectional area. The strength of the sutures was measured using a tensometer.
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A Comparison Study of the Tensile Strength of Sutures Used in Dermatologic Surgery on the Day of Suture Removal, Following Wound Care With Two Different Products
A Comparison Study of the Tensile Strength of Sutures Used in Dermatologic Surgery on the Day of Suture Removal, Following Wound Care With Two Different

Sutures are an integral part of surgery and available materials are diverse, as are the options for post-procedure care. Both saline and hydrogen peroxide are commonly used cleansing agents. This study aims to compare the effect of saline and hydrogen peroxide on the tensile strength of 4-0 nylon sutures following removal from a cutaneous surgical wound.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
The Focus of This Study is to Determine if Hydrogen Peroxide Has an Effect of Suture Material Strength, When it is Applied as a Post-procedure Cleansing Agent
  • Other: Hydrogen peroxide
    Once daily topical application of 3% hydrogen peroxide using a cotton-tipped applicator
  • Other: Saline
    Once daily topical application of normal saline, using a cotton-tipped applicator
  • Experimental: Hydrogen peroxide
    Intervention: Other: Hydrogen peroxide
  • Active Comparator: Saline
    Intervention: Other: Saline

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Completed
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August 2011
August 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject is willing to comply with the informed consent procedures
  • Subject's wound is on the body or scalp
  • Subject will be able to come to the clinic for suture removal on day 14

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject is less than 18 years of age
  • Subject's wound was not closed with 4-0 nylon sutures
  • Subject's wound is on the face
  • Subject plans to apply other topicals to the area under study
  • Subject's suture is removed before or after day 14
Both
18 Years and older
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United States
 
NCT01533675
# 20100301
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Keyvan Nouri, University of Miami
University of Miami
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University of Miami
February 2012

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