Plain English Summary
Background and study aims
Algostéril is a calcium alginate wound dressing, made from seaweed. It works by providing a moistened environment for the wound which helps the healing process. This study looks at how effective the dressing is at healing wounds.
Who can participate?
Adults with a wound that needs dressing.
What does the study involve?
Each patient is treated with a Algostéril dressing until their wound is healed.
What are the possible benefits and risks of participating?
The potential benefits to participating in this study include quick wound healing, using a dressing that is easy to use and remove. No risks have been identified.
Where is the study run from?
CHU Amiens-Picardie (University Hospital Centre) (France)
When is the study starting and how long is it expected to run for?
June 2015 to December 2015
Who is funding the study?
Laboratoires Brothier (France)
Who is the main contact?
Dr Mueser Maryse
n°ID RCB 2015-400810-49
Efficacy, safety and ease of use of a thin Algostéril in the local care of wounds: a monocentric prospective study
The aim of this study is to demonstrate that a thin Algostéril is effective at wound healing.
Persons Protection Committee (Comité de Protection des Personnes) CPP Nord-Ouest II, 25/09/2015, ref: 2015 / 44
Monocentric prospective study
Primary study design
Secondary study design
Patient information sheet
Not available in web format, please use contact details to request a participant information sheet
Each patient is treated with a Algostéril dressing until wound healing in about one month.
Primary outcome measures
Number of days of treatment to obtain the wound healing, checked by the methylene blue test
Secondary outcome measures
1. Ease of use
2. Assessment of safety throughout the trial
Overall trial start date
Overall trial end date
Participant inclusion criteria
1. aged 18 years or older
2. with a wound that needs to be treated by a thin Algostéril
3. who can be followed until the wound healing
4. who signed informed consent form
Target number of participants
Participant exclusion criteria
Participant or participating in another clinical trial within 30 days prior to inclusion
Recruitment start date
Recruitment end date
Countries of recruitment
Trial participating centre
CHU Amiens-Picardie (University Hospital Centre)
Brothier pharmaceutical laboratory
Funding Body Type
Funding Body Subtype
Results and Publications
Publication and dissemination plan
All study results will be published in the same publication
Intention to publish date
Participant level data
Not provided at time of registration
Results - basic reporting