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Dallas, Texas 75390


The investigators plan a randomized clinical trial of 150 patients with infected diabetes-related lower extremity wounds to compare the clinical and economic effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy with continuous irrigation and negative pressure wound therapy without irrigation.

Study summary:

The investigators will enroll 150 patients from two centers: The University of Texas Southwestern University Hospital and Parkland Hospital. The investigators will screen and enroll patients with wounds in the inpatient setting. Patients will be randomized to receive traditional NPWT or NPWT with continuous irrigation while they are hospitalized. The average hospitalization for patients that receive NPWT is 13.3 days. Patients that do not have their wound surgically closed during hospitalization will be discharged with negative pressure wound therapy for up to a total of four weeks of therapy. After discharge from the hospital, subjects will be seen twice weekly by home health, and will be evaluated in clinic every 7 days (±7 days) up to a total of 16-week period or until 30 days after the wound heals. Study Procedures: Screening Procedures - Review and sign the Informed Consent and HIPAA Authorization - The study doctor will review the inclusion and exclusion criteria - Demographics (such as age, gender, race or ethnicity) - Physical exam - Sitting blood pressure and pulse - Height and weight - Collection of the medical and surgical history - Collection of the history of the wound - Wound assessment(s)/Debridement - various tests and measurements to assess the sensation (feeling) and circulation (blood flow) in the subject's feet and lower legs. None of these tests are invasive (using needles), uncomfortable or have risks greater than standard care. - Wound imaging - photographs and images of the subject's wound using acetate tracings, a digital camera and an ARANZ camera (a special type of camera that uses computer software to calculate the volume of the wound) - Hyperspectral imaging - Vascular/Neurological evaluation - Results of standard-of-care laboratory tests including a white blood cell count, blood chemistry (tests to see how well organs, such as the liver and kidneys are working), and blood glucose. Results of a serum pregnancy test (standard care for women of child-bearing potential as part of pre-op labs) will also be collected. About 2 tablespoons of blood will be drawn for these tests. - Collection of a list of the subject's current medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, supplements and herbals. This visit will last about 2 hours. If the subject qualifies for the study, they will participate in the following procedures: Group Assignment If the researchers believe the subject can take part in this study, s/he will be assigned randomly (like a flip of a coin) to receive one of the following therapies: - Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with Irrigation - Negative Pressure Wound Therapy without Irrigation The group is assigned randomly (like flipping a coin). The sponsor or researchers do not know in advance what group assignment each subject will receive. Neither the subject nor the researchers will be allowed to choose which group s/he is assigned to. Study Intervention The subject will receive either: - Cardinal Pro +Simultaneous Irrigation (NPWTi) - Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with Prontosan®, or - Cardinal Pro (NPWT) Therapy (without Prontosan®) Assigned therapy will continue in the hospital until the physician determines that the wound is ready for closure. If the subject's wound is healing, study therapy will be discontinued and standard dressings will be applied. If surgical closure is needed, the subject will return to the Operating Room for a procedure to close the wound. If the wound is not ready for closure during the hospital stay, subjects will continue NPWT at home for the remainder of the 4 weeks of treatment. NPWT at home will be without irrigation (KCI VAC Via®). Procedures and Evaluations during the Research The study therapy will only be given while the subject is in the hospital. S/he will continue the therapy for up to 4 weeks or until the wound is closed. Once the therapy is stopped s/he will continue to be followed by the study doctor. After the subject is released from the hospital s/he will need to see the study doctor Every 7 days (±7 days). If the subject's wound does not heal before 56 days after his/her first surgery then s/he will no longer be taking part in the study. The study doctor will continue to check the wound. If the wound closes, s/he will see the study doctor 30 days later to have the closed wound checked.


Inclusion Criteria: Diagnosis of diabetes mellitus Men/women ≥21 years old Foot or ankle wounds sized 5 cm2 -100 cm2 ABI≥0.5 or toe pressures >30 mmHg Exclusion Criteria: Active Charcot arthropathy Unable to use NPWT at home Untreated bone or soft tissue infection Unable to keep research appointments Active alcohol or substance abuse



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Lawrence A Lavery, DPM
UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Location Contact:

Dallas, Texas 75390
United States

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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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