Leptospermum Scoparium Honey and Wound Care for Pressure Ulcers

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New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

Status and phase

Withdrawn
Phase 4

Conditions

Pressure Ulcers

Treatments

Other: Standard of Care Treatment
Other: Leptospermum scoparium honey

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02689310
Honey & Wound Care

Details and patient eligibility

About

The investigators hypothesize that the use of leptospermum scoparium honey as a type of dressing and/or debridement agent on stage III or IV pressure ulcers has an increased efficacy and safety compared to the current treatment protocol that includes the use of hydrogel/Vaseline, collagenase, and silver alginate dressings as the standard of care. Utilizing a non-inferiority trial, it is expected that the use of leptospermum scoparium as a treatment for Stage III and Stage IV pressure ulcers will not be inferior to the comparison treatment of standard of care wound dressings. Moreover, this research design will enable the research team to determine if the honey based dressings are equivalent to or superior to the comparison treatment. Therefore, the investigators specific study objectives are as follows: 1. Primary Objectives: Determine if the use of honey as an alternative treatment will reduce site inflammation/irritation and pain associated with pressure ulcers compared to the standard treatment options. Specifically, the investigators will monitor patient PUSH scores, Braden Risk Scale scores, granulation and/or epithelial tissue progression, length of time to heal, patient pain assessments via the Wong Baker Face or Numeric Scale, wound odors, and incidence of adverse events (measured by allergies, stinging sensations, bacterial infections that warrant antibiotic intervention, etc.). 2. Secondary Objective: Patients in the honey treatment group will have lower costs per healed ulcer than patients in the standard collagenase treatment group.

Full description

Design: Non-inferiority Trial. This design is intended to demonstrate that Leptospermum scoparium Honey treatment is no worse than the standard treatment for pressure ulcers. Data Collection Procedures: Members of the research team will administer all wound care treatments on all of the patients in this research project. After initial evaluation and documentation of the presence of pressure ulcers, patients with Stage III and Stage IV ulcers are randomized into the two groups; treatment and control. Patients that develop nosocomial Stage III and Stage IV pressure ulcers will also be included in this study and randomly placed into one of the groups. The following protocol will be followed.

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Adult (18 years old and older)
  • Newly admitted patients with a diagnosis Pressure Ulcers (Stages III and IV) or patients who develop nosocomial pressure ulcers Stage III and Stage IV
  • Ability to provide written informed consent (either patient or legal personal representative)

Exclusion criteria

  • Patient/representative refuses to give written informed consent
  • Patient diagnosed with terminal illness

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

0 participants in 4 patient groups

Standard Care - Stage III Pressure Ulcers
Other group
Description:
Patients with a stage III pressure ulcer who are randomized into this arm will be given standard treatment (hydrogel, collegense, and silver alginate dressings).
Treatment:
Other: Standard of Care Treatment
Honey Treatment - Stage III Pressure Ulcers
Experimental group
Description:
Patients with a stage III pressure ulcer who are randomized into this treatment arm will be given leptospermum scoparium honey dressings for treatment of their wound.
Treatment:
Other: Leptospermum scoparium honey
Standard Care - Stage IV Pressure Ulcers
Other group
Description:
Patients with a stage IV pressure ulcer who are randomized into this arm will be given standard treatment (hydrogel, collegense, and silver alginate dressings).
Treatment:
Other: Standard of Care Treatment
Honey Treatment - Stage IV Pressure Ulcers
Experimental group
Description:
Patients with a stage IV pressure ulcer who are randomized into this treatment arm will be given leptospermum scoparium honey dressings for treatment of their wound.
Treatment:
Other: Leptospermum scoparium honey

Trial contacts and locations

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