Is Cryosurgery or Curettage More Effective at Treating Seborrheic Keratoses?
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Sponsor||Milton S. Hershey Medical Center|
|Start date||July 2010|
|End date||October 2011|
|Trial size||30 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01159860, IRB Protocol No. 33895|
Seborrheic keratoses (SK's) are very common, but harmless skin lesions that commonly appear during adult life. Patients with seborrheic keratoses frequently desire treatment due to symptoms of itching and irritation or for cosmetic purposes. Seborrheic keratoses can be easily removed and have been treated in a number of different ways. Two of the simplest and most successful ways to remove seborrheic keratoses are cryosurgery and curettage.
The investigators are conducting this study to see which of these two treatments has the best result.
Approximately 24-30 people will take part in this research study at the Hershey Medical Center.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||factorial assignment|
|Masking||single blind (investigator)|
Partial or complete resolution of treated lesion.
time frame: 6 weeks
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 75 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - have at least 1 seborrheic keratosis on each side of his/her trunk or proximal extremities. - be able to understand the consent form and evaluation of treatment questionnaire. Exclusion Criteria: - Children <18 are excluded from this study based on their inability to independently complete the informed consent and research associated questionnaire.
|Official title||Is Cryosurgery or Curettage More Effective at Treating Seborrheic Keratoses?|
|Principal investigator||Lance D. Wood, M.D.|
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