Positive Predictive Value of the MolecuLight i:X Imaging Device to Predict the Presence of Bacteria in Chronic Wounds
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02682069|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 15, 2016
Results First Posted : February 10, 2020
Last Update Posted : February 26, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Wounds||Device: MolecuLight i:X Imaging Device||Not Applicable|
MolecuLight Inc. (Toronto, Canada) has recently introduced to the Canadian market an innovative imaging device, the MolecuLight i:X™ Imaging Device, that offers real-time detection of important biological and molecular information of a chronic wound, and could have significant impact on improving conventional wound care and management. The MolecuLight i:X Imaging Device is intended to assist clinicians during care and management of patients with chronic wounds by screening for the presence of potentially harmful bacteria levels. The device can capture and document either an image or video of the chronic wound where the presence of fluorescent bacteria appears under violet light illumination. This information can be used to guide a clinician to inspect, sample, debride or further evaluate areas within or around a wound where fluorescent bacteria are present. Though the MolecuLight i:X Imaging Device has been shown to be effective in controlled settings, this study is deploying the device in a larger population and evaluating the ability of the MolecuLight i:X device to positively predict the presence of bacteria in chronic wounds.
The overall objective of this work is to evaluate the MolecuLight i:X Imaging Device in screening of chronic wounds for the presence of bacteria. The device is intended to guide the clinician to inspect, sample, debride or further evaluate areas within or around a wound where fluorescent bacteria are present.
All imaging will be performed with the MolecuLight i:X Imaging Device at an appropriate distance from the wound of interest (8 - 12 cm), which is indicated by the range finder LED. Illumination is provided by two violet (405 nm) LEDs that produce a bright, but clinically safe, uniform illumination. Fluorescence imaging is performed on the camera in real-time while the device is in fluorescence mode and the room lights are turned off. If room ambient light cannot be eliminated to an acceptable level (indicated by the ambient light sensor), the MolecuLight drape must be used to achieve a dark environment. A standard measurement sticker will be placed adjacent to the wound within the field of view to act as a reference for size.
All microbiological analysis will be performed as per standard practice at each local clinic. Tissue samples will be analyzed for culture and sensitivity, yielding the species of bacteria present in the sample (if any), the susceptibility to various antibiotics and a measure of the bacterial load.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||A Prospective, Single-blind Evaluation of the Positive Predictive Value (PPV) of the MolecuLight i:X(TM) Imaging Device to Predict the Presence of Bacteria in Chronic Wounds|
|Study Start Date :||February 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 5, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 30, 2017|
Experimental: All patients
There is one arm to this study and all patients will undergo the same procedures. The test of this technology is on a per wound basis where bacteria will fluoresce red and samples will be obtained from the discrete red locations. Microbiology results indicating the presence or absence of bacteria will be correlated to the fluorescence signal in the fluorescent images.
Device: MolecuLight i:X Imaging Device
The intended use of the device is to assist clinicians during care and management of patients with chronic wounds by screening for the presence of potentially harmful bacteria levels. The device will be used as part of the current clinical wound assessment process which may include examination for characteristic signs and symptoms of infection. The device can capture and document either an image or video of the chronic wound where the presence of florescent bacteria appears under violet light illumination. This information can be used to guide a clinician to inspect, sample, debride or further evaluate areas within or around a wound where fluorescent bacteria are present.
- Positive Predictive Value (PPV) - Ability of Fluorescence Imaging With the MolecuLight i:X to Predict Presence of Bacterial Loads of 104 CFU/g and Greater [ Time Frame: Baseline ]PPV reflects the probability that a region of red fluorescence within or around a wound will contain bacteria. Meaning the number cases where qPCR analysis of wound tissue biopsies from red fluorescent region showed to have pathogen load ≥ 104 CFU/g divided by the total number of cases where red florescence was observed in the wound multiplied by 100,
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02682069
|Principal Investigator:||Ron Wolcott, MD||Southwest Regional Wound Care Center|