Vacuum Assisted Closure for Cesarean Section

Description

To study if incisional vacuum-assisted closure can decrease the risk of infection in cesarean section incisions in the obese compared with standard sterile dressing.

Study Start Date

May 2015

Estimated Completion Date

May 2017

Interventions

  • Device: Standard sterile dressing
  • Device: Vacuum-assisted closure

Specialties

  • Surgery: Wound Healing
  • Infectious Disease: Other Viral/Bacterial

MeSH Terms

  • Surgical Wound Infection

Study ID

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center -- D15054

Status

Unknown

Trial ID

NCT02390401

Study Type

Interventional

Trial Phase

Phase 1

Enrollment Quota

400

Sponsor

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients that have undergone cesarean section for delivery
  • have a BMI greater or equal to 35. All cases of cesarean section including primary and repeat, scheduled and urgent.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients who deliver vaginally
  • age less than 18 years old silver allergy non-English speaking

Gender

Female

Ages

18 Years and older

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Study Locations and Contact Information (3)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
DartmouthHitchcock Nashua - Nashua, New Hampshire 33.0 miles Rebecca Evans MD 603-577-4300 Rebecca.H.Evans@Hitchcock.org
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center - Nashua, New Hampshire 33.0 miles Rebecca Evans MD 603-577-2560 Rebecca.H.Evans@Hitchcock.org
DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center - Lebanon, New Hampshire 105.5 miles Kristina Wihbey MD 603-653-9314 Kristina.A.Wihbey@Hitchcock.org

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