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Comparison of Ultrasound-Guided Needle Aspiration and Open Incision and Drainage for Cutaneous Abscesses

2014-07-24 14:36:51 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The investigators propose to conduct a, two armed, randomized, controlled pilot study to assess the clinical effects of a) open incision, drainage with daily packing changes, compared to b) Ultrasound guided needle aspiration, in drainage of uncomplicated cutaneous abscesses below the skin surface of adult emergency department patients using concealed allocation in evaluating patient satisfaction.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Abscess

Intervention

ultrasound-guided needle aspiration

Location

The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa
Ontario
Canada
K1Y4E9

Status

Terminated

Source

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:36:51-0400

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