Surgical Wound Infection clinical trials at UC Irvine
2 in progress, 1 open to eligible people
Decolonization to Reduce After-Surgery Events of Surgical Site Infection
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
The DECREASE SSI Trial (Decolonization to Reduce After-Surgery Events of Surgical Site Infection) is a two-arm multi-center individual placebo-controlled randomized (2,700 participants randomized 1:1) clinical trial to reduce post-discharge surgical site infection following open colon or small bowel surgery by comparing chlorhexidine bathing plus nasal mupirocin in the 30 days following discharge to soap without antiseptic properties (placebo) and placebo nasal ointment. This trial seeks to enhance the care of the 675,000 patients annually who undergo colon and small bowel surgery by finding simple and efficacious interventions to reduce SSI.
Orange, California and other locations
Pre-operative Alcohol Skin Solutions in Fractured Extremities
Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients
The prevention of infection is an important goal influencing peri-operative care of extremity fracture patients. Standard practice in the operative management of extremity fractures includes sterile technique and pre-operative skin preparation with an antiseptic solution. The available solutions kill bacteria and decrease the quantity of native skin flora, thereby decreasing surgical site infection (SSI). While there is extensive guidance on specific procedures for prophylactic antibiotic use and standards for sterile technique, the evidence regarding the choice of antiseptic skin preparation solution is very limited for extremity fracture surgery.
Irvine, California and other locations
Our lead scientists for Surgical Wound Infection research studies include Susan Huang, MD, MPH.