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Sequential Compression Devices Effect on Fibrinolysis in Plastic Surgery Outpatients

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: NCT03821597
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 30, 2019
Last Update Posted : January 31, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Swanson Center

Brief Summary:
This study investigates a possible fibrinolytic effect of sequential compression devices (SCDs). These devices have been used for decades to reduce risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). However, a randomized study in plastic surgery outpatients has not been done. This study is undertaken to remedy that deficiency in our knowledge base.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Blood Coagulation Disorder Procedure: Sequential compression devices (SCDs) Procedure: No sequential compression. Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Prospective, randomized, controlled study.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of Intraoperative Sequential Compression Devices on Fibrinolysis in Plastic Surgery Outpatients: A Randomized Trial
Actual Study Start Date : November 1, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : January 27, 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Sequential compression devices
Sequential compression devices (SCDs) are applied during surgery.
Procedure: Sequential compression devices (SCDs)
Application of sequential compression devices in surgery.

Active Comparator: No sequential compression devices
No sequential compression devices are applied.
Procedure: No sequential compression.
No sequential compression devices are applied.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in plasma levels of tissue plasminogen activator and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 [ Time Frame: 1-2 months ]
    Laboratory testing of serum levels

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All healthy patients aged 18 or more.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • These conditions include suspected active or untreated DVT, pulmonary edema, congestive heart failure, thrombophlebitis or an active infection, vein ligation, gangrene, dermatitis, open wounds, a recent skin graft, massive edema or extreme deformity of the leg, neuropathy, legs that are insensitive to pain, or when increased venous or lymphatic return is undesirable.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03821597

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United States, Kansas
Swanson Center
Leawood, Kansas, United States, 66211
Sponsors and Collaborators
Swanson Center
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Principal Investigator: Eric Swanson, M.D. Swanson Cener
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Responsible Party: Swanson Center Identifier: NCT03821597    
Other Study ID Numbers: Swanson 010
First Posted: January 30, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 31, 2019
Last Verified: January 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Swanson Center:
Fibrinolysis, sequential compression devices
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hemostatic Disorders
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders