This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition wound
Treatments procellera, negative pressure therapy
Sponsor Gayle Gordillo
Collaborator Vomaris Innovations
Start date July 2013
End date July 2015
Trial size 30 participants
Trial identifier NCT01938066, 2013H0028


The purpose of this study is to determine if Procellera speeds wound healing. The study will examine colonization (bacterial growth), pain and pain medication and reduced cost of care by using Procellera (an antimicrobial agent) under Negative Pressure Therapy placed on the wound after abdominal wall surgery. Procellera is a single layer dressing that helps to kill germs that cause infections. Negative Pressure Therapy is a vacuum device with a sponge that is placed in your wound to help heal the wound faster.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
(Active Comparator)
Arm 2 is Negative Pressure Therapy and Procellera Dressing under the sponge dressing of the Negative Pressure Therapy. The dressing will be changed at the end of 5 days. This is the intervention arm of the study.
bioelectric wound dressing
negative pressure therapy
(Sham Comparator)
Arm 1 is Negative Pressure Therapy only with no Procellera Dressing and the dressing is changed every other day per standard of care when you use Negative Pressure Therapy with no dressing underneath the sponge.
negative pressure therapy

Primary Outcomes

Wound Infection
time frame: At the end of 5 days

Secondary Outcomes

time frame: 5 days

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 69 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - 18 years old that are undergoing abdominal wall surgery Exclusion Criteria: - Below 18 years old and not having abdominal wall surgery

Additional Information

Official title Clinical Outcomes for Patients With Acute Surgical Wounds Treated With Procellera and Negative Pressure Therapy Versus Standard of Care, Negative Pressure Therapy Only
Principal investigator Gayle M Gordillo, MD
Description The study will consent 30 patients undergoing surgery through the abdominal wall and the skin incision will intentionally be left open. Subjects will be randomized using a random number generator. Each number will be placed in an envelope numbered 1-30. Arm 1 will be even numbers and Arm 2 will be odd numbers. A researcher not affiliated with the study will generate the numbers and place them in the envelopes. Arm 1 will place fifteen subjects on Negative Pressure Therapy Only and Arm 2 will place fifteen subjects on Negative Pressure and Procellera. Arm 1 (Negative Pressure Only) will have their dressing changed 3 times per week which is the standard of care for Negative Pressure Therapy. Arm 2 (Negative Pressure Therapy and Procellera) will have their dressing changed every 5 days. Arm 1 and 2 will have a tissue specimen taken on the 5th day only. The tissue will be taken from debrided material and sent for culture. The Negative Pressure Therapy Sponge, which is discarded after each dressing change, will be collected, lavaged with saline and the cells will be examined for macrophage function and the wound fluid will be tested for inflammation response. Photographs, wound measurements, pain scale and pain medication will also be completed at each dressing change. We will check the progress of the wound along with your surgeon during the subject's 30 day surgical follow up in the surgeon's office. The wound will be measured (if not healed), photograph's taken and their pain level assessed.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Ohio State University.