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Measurement of Blood Perfusion in Response to Loading in Patients With Wounds

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: NCT02082041
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 10, 2014
Last Update Posted : September 14, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tamara Reid Bush, Michigan State University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to monitor the skin blood flow in the lower leg, with different levels and types of applied loads. These loads will not be placed over the patient's wound nor will they be higher than loads the skin normally experiences in daily activities. The results of this research will help investigators understand the development of pressure ulcers, commonly known as bedsores and stasis ulcers.

Condition or disease
Wound Formation

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 41 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Study Start Date : June 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2016

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Wounds on leg

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in perfusion [ Time Frame: Cross-sectional, evaluation time frame is approximately 2 hours occuring at the time of enrollment ]
    Skin perfusion will be measured as different loads are applied to the leg.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with wounds on their legs, wound clinic patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients are eligible if he/she has a wound on one or both legs.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • under the age of 18
  • individuals with mental illness
  • individuals who are unable to sit for an hour
  • individuals whose wound care method prohibits testing

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02082041

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United States, Michigan
Sparrow Wound Clinic
Lansing, Michigan, United States, 48824
Sponsors and Collaborators
Michigan State University
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Principal Investigator: Tamara Bush, PhD Michigan State University
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Responsible Party: Tamara Reid Bush, Principal Investigator, Michigan State University Identifier: NCT02082041    
Other Study ID Numbers: WOUND-MSU
First Posted: March 10, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 14, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wounds and Injuries