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Driveline Infections clinical trials at UCSF

1 research study open to eligible people

Driveline infections are serious infections that can happen in patients with heart pumps. UCSF is looking for participants for a clinical trial called "Silver Lining in the VAD Sky". This trial will test a new way to manage drivelines and study its effectiveness. The trial begins at UCSF in January 2022.

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  • Silver Lining in the VAD Sky

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The investigators propose to conduct a prospective randomized trail (RCT) of a driveline management protocol. The study will be initiated at UCSF from January 1st 2022 to December 31st 2022 as a pilot to be extended to other sites with the ultimate goal to develop a multi-center RCT. The driveline dressing protocol studied will include a silver-based dressing barrier as well as a dressing change protocol and material designed to reduce the risk of driveline dressing induced dermatitis and allergies. Assessment will include DLI rates, DLI speciation, dermatitis rate, comfort, ease of use, compliance and cost

    San Francisco, California

Our lead scientists for Driveline Infections research studies include .

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