Aquacel Versus Iodoform Gauze for Filling Abscess Cavity Following Incision and Drainage

18:00 EDT 3rd July 2015 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study compares Aquacel against routine Iodoform packing for packing abscess cavities after incision and drainage. It is hypothesized that Aquacel will produce speedier healing of the abscess.

Description

The large increase in the incidence of skin and soft tissue infections cause by methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has produced a corresponding increase in the number of ED patients presenting with abscesses that require incision and drainage. This study compares Aquacel against routine Iodoform packing for packing abscess cavities after incision and drainage. It is hypothesized that Aquacel will produce speedier healing of the abscess. More effective abscess healing will reduce the need for oral antibiotic coverage, which will in turn reduce the potential for drug resistance caused by indiscriminate use of oral antibiotics.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Abscess

Intervention

Type of dressing - Aquacel/Iodoform

Location

Maricopa Integrated Health System
Phoenix
Arizona
United States
85008

Status

Recruiting

Source

Maricopa Integrated Health System

Results (where available)

View Results

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