Summary

for people ages 3-21 (full criteria)
at Sacramento, California
study started
estimated completion
Pirko Maguina, MD

Description

Summary

Evaluate mature burn scars before and after treatment with CO2 for patients age 3-21 while comparing the treated areas to an untreated control area in the same patient.

Official Title

Randomized, Prospective, Split Scar Pilot Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of CO2 Laser Phototherapy for Management of Mature Burn Scars

Details

Laser phototherapy has gained growing acceptance and popularity for management of burn scars. The most commonly used laser is the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser. At this institution, the investigator has used CO2 for management of Burn Scars since 2012. While the existing literature and the investigator's anecdotal experience thus far has been positive overall, there is no conclusive evidence to support that CO2 does indeed improve the quality of mature burn scars

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate mature burn scars before and after treatment with CO2 for patients age 3-21 while comparing the treated areas to an untreated control area in the same patient.

Keywords

Burn Scar Burns Cicatrix Laser phototherapy treatment

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 3-21

  • Age 3 to 21
  • Patients with mature burn scars that are at least two years old from burn injury and that have not previously undergone CO2 laser therapy for scar revision.
  • Scars in all body areas with the exception of face, genitals or hands will be considered eligible for the study
  • Entry into this study is open to pediatric patients of both genders.
  • Entry into this study is open to pediatric patients of all ethnic backgrounds.
  • Entry into this study is open to females of childbearing potential with a negative urine or serum pregnancy test

You CAN'T join if...

  • Patients with scars less than 2 years old
  • Patients with contraindications to laser treatment (i.e.: active acne infections/ treatment with isotretinoin, active Zoster infection)
  • Patients receiving other forms of scar revision therapy such as other laser types, steroid injections, or surgical excisions.

Location

  • Shriners Hospitals for Children accepting new patients
    Sacramento California 95817 United States

Lead Scientist

  • Pirko Maguina, MD
    Associate Professor, Surgery. Authored (or co-authored) 10 research publications

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, Davis
Links
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ID
NCT03197649
Study Type
Interventional
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