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Decreasing Infection In Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Information source: McLaren Health Care
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: P. Acne; Infection

Intervention: Benzoyl Peroxide solution (Other)

Phase: N/A

Status: Not yet recruiting

Sponsored by: McLaren Health Care

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Landon R Fine, DO, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: McLaren Greater Lansing

Overall contact:
Landon R Fine, DO, Phone: 3038849611, Email: landonfine@gmail.com


Despite the use of a standard preoperative skin disinfectant prior to shoulder surgery propionibacterium acne remains a leading cause of post-operative infections. The purpose of this study is to evaluate effectiveness of topical benzoyl peroxide as an adjuvant to chlorhexidine-impregnated skin preparation in attempting to lower the colonization propionibacterium acne prior to surgery. This study will take cultures from patients who are randomly assigned into groups that receive and do not receive benzoyl peroxide as additional skin prep prior to elective shoulder surgery and compare quantified culture results.

Clinical Details

Official title: Decreasing Proprionbacterium Acne Skin Colonization Prior to Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Primary outcome: Bacterial Growth


Minimum age: 12 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion criteria: Elective arthroscopic shoulder surgery Ages > 12 Male and Female Exclusion criteria: 1. Active infection 2. Open shoulder surgery 3. History of prior shoulder infection 4. Current use of antibiotic medications 5. History of immunosuppression 6. Open wounds 7. Inflammatory Arthritis 8. Allergy to Benzoyl Peroxide 9. Allergy to Chlorhexidine

Locations and Contacts

Landon R Fine, DO, Phone: 3038849611, Email: landonfine@gmail.com

McLaren Greater Lansing, Lansing, Michigan 28910, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: October 2014
Last updated: August 18, 2014

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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