A Real World, Observational Registry of Chronic Wounds and Ulcers

Study Purpose

More than 100 hospital based outpatient wound centers in the USA and Puerto Rico agree to transmit structured data on all patients followed with chronic wounds and ulcers (e.g. diabetic foot ulcers, venous ulcers, pressure ulcers, arterial ulcers, surgical wounds, and traumatic wounds). Data are collected at point of care including adherence to wound care quality measures developed by the USWR as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR).

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Study Type

An interventional clinical study is where participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes.

An observational clinical study is where participants identified as belonging to study groups are assessed for biomedical or health outcomes.

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Observational [Patient Registry]
Eligible Ages N/A and Over
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

All wounds in all patients at participating centers
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    Exclusion Criteria:


Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Lead Sponsor

The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.

U.S. Wound Registry
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Caroline E Fife, MD
Principal Investigator Affiliation U.S. Wound Registry
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Diabetic Foot, Varicose Ulcer, Pressure Ulcer, Surgical Wound Dehiscence, Vasculitis, Skin Ulcer, Leg Ulcer, Wounds and Injuries, Pyoderma, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Diabetic Neuropathies, Lymphedema, Venous Insufficiency, Diabetes Complications, Amputation Stump
Study Website: View Trial Website
Additional Details

This is a longitudinal, observational study of chronic wounds and ulcers treated at participating hospital based, outpatient wound centers. Data collection began in 2005. Structured data are collected at the point of care in the patient electronic health record and data from all patients at more than 100 wound centers in the USA and Puerto Rico are transmitted to the U.S. Wound Registry which is recognized by CMS as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). Participation in the USWR can satisfy the registry participation option for Stage 2 of Meaningful use. The dataset includes all wound and ulcer types such as diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, pressure ulcers, arterial ulcers, surgical wounds, traumatic wounds, vasculitic ulcers, arterial ulcers, sickle cell ulcers, inflammatory ulcers (e.g. pyoderma gangrenosum), and ulcers related to skin disorders such as scleroderma. Interventions provided include advanced dressings, compression bandaging, off-loading, cellular and/or tissue based therapies, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, debridement, and antibiotics. Ulcers are risk stratified for outcomes reporting using the Wound Healing Index.Outcomes measured include healing or wound closure, surgical closure, death, and major and minor amputation. Data on wound care specific quality measures developed by the QCDR are also available.

Contact a Trial Team

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US Wound Registry, The Woodlands, Texas




US Wound Registry

The Woodlands, Texas, 77381

Site Contact

Monica Weir, MBA, CCRP

[email protected]