Wound Healing of Incisional Wounds for Bilateral Hernia Repair

Sponsored by Wake Forest University

Phase Quota
Phase 1

The purpose of this research study is to test the safety of an oxygen producing gel (produced by combining baking soda and hydrogen peroxide) and see what effects (good and bad) it has on skin incisions in children. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but have not been approved for use in this manner. It is hypothesized that a combination of sodium bicarbonate and hydrogen peroxide may enhance wound healing of incisional wounds for bilateral hernia repair.

Study Start Date: October 2009

Estimated Completion Date: December 2015

Specialties: Gastroenterology: Peds Gastroenterology Pediatrics: Pediatric Surgery,Peds Gastroenterology Pharmacy: Antimicrobials Surgery: Hernia/GI,Peds Surgery,Wound Healing


  • Drug: Dermabond
  • Drug: Hydrogen Peroxide Oxygen producing gel

Inclusion criteria

  • Children with surgery requiring bilateral similar inguinal incisions (i.e. bilateral orchidopexy, bilateral hernia repair)

Exclusion criteria

  •  None

Study Locations And Contact Information

  • Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem North Carolina
    Contact: Rachel Shertzer-Skinner 336-716-4131

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