A double-blind clinical trial to compare the efficacy of an active based cream F14001 against a placebo non-active based cream for the treatment of pressure ulcers in a population of elderly subjects

Authors

  • Sandra A Le Vasseur BSN RPN SRN,

    Clinical Nurse Researcher
    1. National Research Institute of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Mount Royal Hospital, Poplar Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
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  • Robert D Helme MB BS PhD FRACP

    Director and Professor, Corresponding author
    1. National Research Institute of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Mount Royal Hospital, Poplar Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
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Professor R. D Helme, National Research Institute of Gerontology and Genatnc Medicine Mount Royal Hospital, Poplar Road Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia

Abstract

A double-blind clinical trial was conducted to compare the efficacy of an active based cream against a placebo non-active based cream in the healing of superficial pressure ulcers in a population of geriatric hospital patients and residents in community nursing homes The active group showed a small significant beneficial effect at week four The overall results of the trial also demonstrated a significant improvement in ulcer size over the duration of the trial period in both active and placebo groups

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