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Adhesive Strips in Dermatologic Surgery: Is Cosmetic Appearance Improved?

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01979497
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 8, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 16, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, Davis

Brief Summary:
To determine whether the addition of adhesive stripping to a wound closed with dermal sutures improves outcome of wound closure. We hypothesize that the combination of adhesive strips to a wound closed with dermal sutures does not add significant cosmetic improvement of the resultant scar.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Subjects Undergoing Surgical Procedure of the Skin Procedure: Suture with Adhesive Stripping Procedure: Suture without Adhesive Stripping Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 39 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Adhesive Strips in Dermatologic Surgery: Is Cosmetic Appearance Improved?
Study Start Date : August 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cosmetics

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Suture with Adhesive Stripping
Buried dissolving subcuticular sutures are sued for both sides of the wound to approximate wound edges and then steri-strips for the adhesive stripped half of the scar is applied.
Procedure: Suture with Adhesive Stripping
Procedure: Suture without Adhesive Stripping
Active Comparator: Suture without Adhesive Stripping
Buried dissolving subcuticular sutures are sued for both sides of the wound to approximate wound edges and then no closure material for the half of the scar is applied.
Procedure: Suture with Adhesive Stripping
Procedure: Suture without Adhesive Stripping



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Split-Scar Comparison [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Split-scar comparison of half of the wound closed with buried subcuticular sutures and overlying adhesive strips and half the wound closed with buried subcuticular sutures alone.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Able to give informed consent themselves
  • Willing to return for follow up visit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mentally handicapped
  • Unable to understand written and oral English
  • Unwilling to return for follow up
  • Wounds less than 3 cm in length
  • Adults unable to consent
  • Individuals who are not yet adults (infants, children, teenagers 17 and under)
  • Pregnant women
  • Prisoners

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01979497


Locations
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United States, California
University of California-Davis, Department of Dermatology
Sacramento, California, United States, 95816
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Davis
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Daniel Eisen, M.D. University of California, Davis
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: University of California, Davis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01979497    
Other Study ID Numbers: 451808
451808 ( Other Identifier: University of California, Davis )
First Posted: November 8, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 16, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015