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Study of Maggot Therapy in Diabetic Foot Ulcers (MDT)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 7, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Forough Pouryazdanpanah Kermani, Kerman Medical University

Brief Summary:
This study was a Kind of clinical trial with equal randomization, that have been done from January 2009 to June 2011 in the AFZALIPOOR hospital endocrine ward in Kerman-Iran on 128 diabetic patient who had foot wounds.Replacement of conventional therapy by new methodes is one of the more important aims for health professional specially for nurses.One of this new treatment is maggot therapy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS Other: procedure:maggot therapy Other: conventional therapy Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 128 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Maggot Therapy in Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Study Start Date : January 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: MAGGOT THERAPY & conventional therapy T
Maggot therapy,ADMINISTERED TWO TIMES AS A NEW METHODS OF DRESSING in experimental group.conventional therapy ,administered two times in control group
Other: procedure:maggot therapy
each times in maggot therapy continued for three days.wound assessment was done before and after any intervention
Other Name: larval therapy

Other: conventional therapy
patients receive ordinary treatment for diabetic foot
Other Name: mechanical debridement

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. change from baseline in BATES-JENSEN WOUND ASSESSMENT score at 3days and change from baseline in BATES-JENSEN WOUND ASSESSMENT score at 6 days [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a chronic illness more than 7 weeks.
  • The age of the patients between 40- 90 years old.
  • Not having capillary disease (Blockage of artery, Rinold).
  • Not user of anticoagulants and corticosteroids drugs.
  • Patients without history of allergy to drugs and foods.
  • Having diabetic type 2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients who refer to critical clinical care unit
  • patients who have amputation

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Responsible Party: Forough Pouryazdanpanah Kermani, university instructor, Kerman Medical University Identifier: NCT01681160    
Other Study ID Numbers: 86/116
First Posted: September 7, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 10, 2012
Last Verified: September 2012
Keywords provided by Forough Pouryazdanpanah Kermani, Kerman Medical University:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetic Foot
Foot Ulcer
Pathologic Processes
Diabetic Angiopathies
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Leg Ulcer
Skin Ulcer
Skin Diseases
Diabetes Complications
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases
Diabetic Neuropathies
Foot Diseases