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Scars clinical trials at University of California Health

2 research studies open to eligible people

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  • Aesthetic Outcome of Running Subcuticular Suture Versus Running Horizontal Mattress Suture Closure of Linear Wounds on the Trunk and Extremities

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether the use of running subcuticular suture versus running horizontal mattress suture for the repair of cutaneous linear wounds on the trunk and extremities affects aesthetic outcomes. The study team will use a split wound model, where half of the wound is repaired with running subcuticular sutures and the other half is repaired with running horizontal mattress sutures. Three-months post-surgery, the scar will be evaluated via the patient observer scar assessment scale (POSAS), a validated scar instrument, as well as the trace-to-tape method, an objective outcome measure for linear postoperative scars. Any adverse events will also be recorded.

    at UC Davis

  • Influence of Sun Protection and Linear Repair of Cutaneous Surgical Defects

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to determine the potential influence of sun protection on the aesthetic outcome of post-surgical scars following the reconstruction of Mohs micrographic surgery defects via linear repair. This study will be performed as a randomized split-wound study. Half of the wound will be treated with zinc containing sunscreen and the other half of the wound would not be treated. Three-months post-surgery, the scar will be evaluated via the patient observer scar assessment scale (POSAS), a validated scar instrument, as well as a colorimeter to measure the amount of vascularity, and hyperpigmentation between the treated and the non-treated area compared to the 'surrounding skin' defined as skin in the proximity but not adjacent to the wound. Any adverse events will also be recorded.

    at UC Davis

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