Rationale for New Topical Anthroponotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (ACL) Treatment in Kabul
The aim of the randomized double blind trial with 134 patients presenting old world cutaneous leishmaniasis is:
- to evaluate the clinical efficacy of electro-thermo-cauterisation (ETC) followed by moist wound treatment versus ETC followed by moist wound treatment plus 0.05 % pharmaceutical chlorite that has been used in three European countries (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) in wound care management for more than 20 years;
- to judge whether early wound care management would present a viable improvement to the actual anti-parasitic treatments mostly neglecting the chronic wound problem and to evaluate its long-term effect on immunity through relapse control 6 months after wound healing.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Electro-thermo-coagulation, DAC N-055, saline
German Medical Service
Waisenmedizin e. V. Promoting Access to Essential Medicine
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00947362
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Negative-pressure Wound Therapy
The application of a vacuum across the surface of a wound through a foam dressing cut to fit the wound. This removes wound exudates, reduces build-up of inflammatory mediators, and increases the flow of nutrients to the wound thus promoting healing.
Removal of degenerated and necrotic epithelium and underlying connective tissue of a periodontal pocket in an effort to convert a chronic ulcerated wound to an acute surgical wound, thereby insuring wound healing and attachment or epithelial adhesion, and shrinkage of the marginal gingiva. The term is sometimes used in connection with smoothing of a root surface or ROOT PLANING. (Jablonski; Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982)
Restoration of integrity to traumatized tissue.
The fibrous tissue that replaces normal tissue during the process of WOUND HEALING.
Spindle-shaped cells with characteristic CONTRACTILE PROTEINS and structures that contribute to the WOUND HEALING process. They occur in GRANULATION TISSUE and also in pathological processes such as FIBROSIS.
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