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Prophylactic Post-Cesarean Incisional Negative-pressure Wound Therapy in Morbidly Obese Patients

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: NCT02901613
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2017 by Peter R Cole, MD, Albany Medical College.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 15, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 13, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Peter R Cole, MD, Albany Medical College

Brief Summary:
To evaluate the effectiveness of negative-pressure wound therapy in decreasing wound complications in morbidly obese patients (BMI greater than of equal to 40) at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Retrospective data will be collected regarding morbidly obese patients who have undergone cesarean section and patients will be recruited to have the intervention (negative-pressure wound therapy) applied and outcomes will be evaluated.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Negative-pressure Wound Therapy Morbid Obesity Cesarean Section Wound Infection Device: Negative-pressure wound therapy Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 186 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : August 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Retrospective
Standard dry sterile dressing
Experimental: Prospective
Negative-pressure wound therapy
Device: Negative-pressure wound therapy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Wound complication [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women undergoing cesarean section at Albany Medical Center Hospital
  • Current BMI greater than or equal to 40

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current BMI less than 40
  • current skin or soft tissue infection
  • skin or soft tissue disorder
  • allergy to silver

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02901613

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Contact: Cassandra Denefrio, MD 5182645026

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United States, New York
Albany Medical Center Recruiting
Albany, New York, United States, 12208
Contact: Peter R Cole, MD    518-264-5026   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Albany Medical College
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Principal Investigator: Peter Cole, MD Albany Medical College

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Responsible Party: Peter R Cole, MD, Chief of Gynecology, Albany Medical College Identifier: NCT02901613     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AlbanyMC1
First Posted: September 15, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 13, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wound Infection
Obesity, Morbid
Wounds and Injuries
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms