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Burn Scar Appearance After Treatment With Fractional Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser

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: NCT00969215
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 1, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 26, 2011
Information provided by:
Moy-Fincher Medical Group

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if fractional carbon dioxide laser treatment of a burn scar is a more effective method for improving the appearance of scars than the current available treatments.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Scars Device: Lumenis fractional carbon dioxide laser Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Burn Scar Characteristics After Treatment With Fractional CO2 Laser: A Clinical and Histological Study
Study Start Date : December 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Burns Scars

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Laser treatment
Half of each subject's scar will be treated with a fractional CO2 laser.
Device: Lumenis fractional carbon dioxide laser
Laser resurfacing of a burn scar
Other Name: Lumenis

No Intervention: No treatment
Half of each subject's scar will not be treated.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evidence of clinical improvement of burn scar appearance as determined by blinded-observer and patient ratings. [ Time Frame: 2 weeks after each procedure ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a mature burn scar and desire revision
  • Fluent in English
  • Must reside in the Los Angeles vicinity for the duration of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous history of scar revision
  • Non-English speakers
  • Pregnant or cognitively impaired subjects

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00969215

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United States, California
Moy-Fincher Medical Group
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Sponsors and Collaborators
Moy-Fincher Medical Group
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Principal Investigator: David Ozog, MD Moy-Fincher Medical Group

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Responsible Party: Ronald Moy, MD, Moy-Fincher Medical Group Identifier: NCT00969215    
Other Study ID Numbers: MF-02
First Posted: September 1, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 26, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011
Keywords provided by Moy-Fincher Medical Group:
burn scar
fractional carbon dioxide laser
scar revision
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pathologic Processes