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Device to Reduce Surgery Site Contamination - Spine

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: NCT01262105
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 17, 2010
Results First Posted : April 9, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 11, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nimbic Systems, LLC

Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to determine whether the Air Barrier System device reduces airborne colony-forming units (e.g. bacteria) present at a surgery site during spinal procedures.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Surgery Device: Air Barrier System Device Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The Air Barrier System is a device that uses localized clean air flow to shield a surgery site from ambient airborne contamination. This study examines the hypothesis that the Air Barrier System can reduce the presence of airborne colony-forming units at the surgery site during spinal procedures.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 23 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Reduction of Airborne Microbes in the Surgical Field During Spine Procedures Using Directed Local Airflow
Study Start Date : November 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: No device
Experimental: Device deployed Device: Air Barrier System Device
Device is deployed adjacent to the surgery site and activated so that the filtered air emits over the site.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Surgery Site CFU Density [ Time Frame: Ten-minute intervals throughout procedure ]
    CFU culture counts for samples taken in surgery.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Candidate for instrumented posterior lumbar interbody fusion

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior history of infection
  • Revision surgery
  • Screens positive for MRSA

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01262105

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United States, Texas
Texas Orthopedic Hospital
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nimbic Systems, LLC
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Principal Investigator: David Wimberley, MD Fondren Orthopaedic Group
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Responsible Party: Nimbic Systems, LLC Identifier: NCT01262105    
Other Study ID Numbers: ABS-002
First Posted: December 17, 2010    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: April 9, 2012
Last Update Posted: April 11, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012
Keywords provided by Nimbic Systems, LLC:
surgery site