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Oxytocin, Couple Interaction and Wound Healing

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: NCT01594775
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 9, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 25, 2014
Swiss National Science Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Zurich

Brief Summary:

effects of intranasal oxytocin and couple interaction on wound healing.

  • Trial with medicinal product

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Volunteers Drug: Syntocinon (Oxytocin) nasal spray Drug: Placebo Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 160 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : October 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2013

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Drug Information available for: Oxytocin

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: nasal spray Drug: Syntocinon (Oxytocin) nasal spray
two-times daily self-administration of nasal spray containing active substance (oxytocin) during five days after wounding.

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
two-times daily self-administration of nasal spray containing placebo during five days after wounding.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. wound size [ Time Frame: seven days ]
    wound healing process within seven days after wounding

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • healthy heterosexual couples
  • in a stable relationship since > 1 year

Exclusion criteria: pregnancy

  • breast feeding
  • heavy smoking (> 5 cigarettes/d)
  • extensive skin disease
  • artificial UV irradiation during < 3 months before study inclusion

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01594775

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University Hospital Zurich, Dept. of Dermatology
Zurich, Switzerland, 8091
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Swiss National Science Foundation
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Study Director: 01 Studienregister MasterAdmins UniversitaetsSpital Zuerich
Principal Investigator: Severin Laeuchli, MD University Hospital Zurich, Division of Dermatology
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Responsible Party: University of Zurich Identifier: NCT01594775    
Other Study ID Numbers: KEK-ZH-NR: 2009-0063
First Posted: May 9, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 25, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs